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What I Watched in January 2023 + Film Of the Month – FLIXCHATTER FILM BLOG


Woo wee! The place has January go??! I really feel like I barely did something within the first month of the yr, although I did have fun Lunar New 12 months a few weeks in the past with some pals which was enjoyable. It’s been a c-c-ccold January with temps dipping to properly beneath zero. As a lot as I am keen on seeing snow-covered branches after a snowstorm, I really feel like sufficient is sufficient! We had nowhere else to dump the snow in our driveway that’s piling up increased and better. Oh properly… at the very least I’m trying ahead to my journey to Seattle for President’s Day weekend!

In any case, right here’s what I watched final month:


(movies indicated with * are directed by girls)

White Noise


Want I might say I like this film contemplating how a lot I LOVE Marriage Story. The trailer was promising however this seems to be fairly a disappointment. I feel the premise is a bit off the wall and apparently, the ebook was deemed unfilmable, so even Noah Baumbach simply couldn’t make it work. It was nonetheless properly value my time due to Adam Driver who’s all the time watchable.


Guardians of the Galaxy’s Vacation Particular

This was fairly cute and the kidnapping Kevin Bacon scene is hilarious. It’s fairly foolish however it does seize the Christmas spirit.

Residing – full evaluation


One Wonderful Morning*


I’m hoping to do a full evaluation of this later this month however I really like this film! Positively Léa Seydoux’s finest efficiency I’ve seen and she or he appears lovable in a pixie reduce.

A Man Known as Ove (2015)


I made a decision to forgo the Tom Hanks’ remake and watch the Swedish unique as a substitute. I cherished it!! Rolf Lassgård is hilarious because the title function and I really like the tentative relationship together with his Persian neighbor performed by Bahar Pars. I admire that the movie doesn’t shrink back from exhibiting the darker moments in Ove’s life which makes the evolution of his character plausible.

4/5 stars

If These Partitions May Sing*


One doesn’t must be a Beatles fan to learn about Abbey Highway studio, however it was fascinating to be taught in regards to the origin of the studio and all of the well-known individuals who’ve recorded right here. General although it’s not probably the most well-crafted documentary other than the all-star interviews, notably the director’s dad, Paul McCartney.

Puss in Boots: The Final Want


I had excessive hopes about this one contemplating the 90+ Rotten Tomatoes rating from each critics and audiences! I made a decision to observe it regardless of not having seen the primary film. It was fulfilling and the visuals are attractive, however I don’t assume it’s as spectacular as I anticipated. Nonetheless it was enjoyable to see the reunion of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek because the voice of Puss and Kitty.


Aircraft – full evaluation


The Pale Blue Eye


I’m not all that conversant in the supply materials or Edgar Allen Poe’s work typically, however with Christian Bale because the lead I determine it was value testing. It’s undoubtedly a slow-burn interval thriller however I discover it fairly engrossing and surprisingly humorous because of Harry Melling’s efficiency as younger Poe. The cinematography by DP Masanobu Takayanagi is fairly beautiful too!

3.5/5 Reels

She Is Love*


evaluation upcoming

All of the Magnificence and the Bloodshed*


I had such excessive expectations for this one as Laura Poitras is without doubt one of the finest documentary filmmakers working immediately, plus the Opioid Disaster is such a scorching button matter. I feel the thought of mixing Nan Goldin’s biopic of kind with the downfall of the Sackler household is an fascinating method however I’m unsure it labored properly. I really feel like these might two separate docs so we get extra perception into Purdue Pharma and the hazard of OxyContin. Maybe those that are extra conversant in the artist would take pleasure in this extra, however I feel probably the most intriguing side of the movie is when it focuses on the pharmaceutical dynasty who’s enormously chargeable for the opioid epidemic that kill lots of people.


Triangle of Disappointment


evaluation upcoming

Fishermen’s Pals (2019)


After seeing two quite darkish movies again to again, we opted for one thing heartwarming and comedic, this one does the trick!! I really like that the movie was shot on location within the beautiful sleepy fishing village of Port Isaac, Cornwall. The ensemble solid are fantastic, good to see James Purefoy in one thing cute and fluffy for a change. I would take a look at the sequel too!

3.5/5 Reels

Fireplace of Love*


evaluation upcoming


I’ll have a separate put up on my TV watching to be revealed subsequent week!

52filmsSo I’m persevering with the 52 Movies By Ladies problem I began on Worldwide Ladies’s Day just a few years in the past. Per Ladies In Movie (WIF) group, the essential guidelines are easy: watch 52 movies directed by girls throughout the course of 1 yr and share what you watched on social media, utilizing the hashtag #52FilmsByWomen to unfold the phrase, and get extra folks speaking in regards to the girls filmmakers that don’t all the time get consideration.

Nicely, I began the yr on a robust word with 5 new movies #directedbywomen – 3 options: One Wonderful Morning, If These Partitions May Sing, She Is Love, and a couple of documentaries: All of the Magnificence and the Bloodshed, and Fireplace Of Love.



I actually like this one and Invoice Nighy deserves his Oscars nomination. Glad that Kazuo Ishiguro additionally obtained a Finest Tailored Screenplay nod.

So what did you see in January and which one(s) are your favorites?


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