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Movie Pick(s) – The Prequel

Movie Pick(s) - The Prequel

In Week of Wonders, I’ve been choosing one film per week to highlight. We’ve just crossed the midyear mark, so why don’t I go back and fill in movies for January-April?

Jan 04 The Orphanage (in Week 2)
Jan 11 Woman on the Beach*
Jan 18 Still Life
Jan 25 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Feb 01 Caramel
Feb 08 In Bruges
Feb 15 The Year My Parent’s Went on Vacation
Feb 22 Be Kind Rewind (The Counterfeiters opened, but was my May 30 choice, in Week 15)
Feb 29 City of Men
Mar 07 Paranoid Park
Mar 14 Miss Pettigrew Lives for the Day (in Week 2)
Mar 21 Irina Palm
Mar 28 My Brother Is an Only Child
Apr 04 Tuya’s Marriage*
Apr 11 The Visitor
Apr 18 Never Forever*
Apr 25 Roman de Gare
* Chosen by a film friend

(Recent choices are in the Movie Pick section.)

My selections are based on films I’ve seen in preview screenings or festivals. There is no agenda or deliberation, just my own taste and what I would recommend to a friend. I have been underwhelmed by documentaries this year, and as you can see, foreign films have most often trumped American ones. (By the way, you may note here, that once you leave Hollywood, female characters are interesting, complex, and abundant!)

The films are chosen from theatrical releases opening in New York that week. I include the rollout of cities/theaters as provided by the distributor. Why? Because film fans are everywhere! But here’s the thing– I’m considering abandoning that service because it takes some extra time. I need to hear from you if you want me to keep that in the blog! If so, please post a comment below or write to me privately via my email address: weekofwonders@gmail.com

Or write with your comments on my Picks. Thanks!

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