Library Loot

The first Library Loot of 2011. It feels a bit strange. I feel like I should be writing ‘Best of the Year’ posts, but I still haven’t gotten to see all the major films of the year yet. Give me a week or two (or maybe a little longer for Blue Valentine to wander in to my conservative corner of the country).  So for now, I’m settling for some excellent DVDs. High Noon was a little difficult for me to get into.  McCarthyism... Read More

Library Loot

It’s been a long time since I’ve done this feature, largely because my schedule changed in such a manner that I wasn’t going to the library as regularly.  This has changed a bit, so I think I’ll be starting it back up again.  Like before, I’m mostly trying to get through the 100 Movies I’ve Never Seen Project, inspired by Shannon at Movie Moxie.  But there will be other side interests included as well.  I started... Read More

Library Loot

You may have noticed there hasn’t been much activity lately here at Bitchin’ Film Reviews. My sister had a baby, which means lots of distractions. Family has been in the area, and I’ve taken up holding the baby as one of my new past times. This comes at a good time since everything in theatres right now is pretty ass-y (not including Shutter Island, which I’ll see soon).  This also took a toll on my Library Loot watching... Read More

Library Loot!

I was quite pleased with last week’s loot. There was some really, really excellent stuff in there. Ivan’s Childhood was a million times more accessible than I expected it to be, and a million times better than I thought it would be.  Not that I don’t have faith in Tarkovsky, but this was, after all, his very first film.  It was so well structured, I didn’t know what to think.  Happily, this is the first film I watched for... Read More

Library Loot

Wednesdays are frequently becoming my favorite day. It was especially needed today since, and I’m not exaggerating, since Friday night at 7pm, I’ve spent ninety three hours as my place of employment. That’s out of a possible one hundred and twenty five. The library was a nice calm oasis among all the stuff that exists outside of film. Last week’s loot was exceptionally good.  I was pleased with all nine selections, and... Read More

Library Loot Addendum

I’ve got a long weekend of nothing to do, so I made a trip to the library.  Yes, I was overly ambitious, but here’s the stuff I’m adding to the three I posted Wednesday.  Read More

Library Loot

On the way to the library last week, I was talking to my sister on the phone. She warned me to go easy on the loot since Sundance started the next day. I brushed her advice off and got six movies. I should have listened to her. I didn’t get to all of the loot, just a bit more than half. I knew that Downloading Nancy wasn’t going to be any good.  Friends that I trust when it comes to movies warned me about it.  The New York Times was... Read More

Library Loot

The best part about going to work on Wednesdays, is knowing that at four o’clock, I’m going to get paid to spend an hour at the library finding movies, and occasionally browsing a book or two (but usually that book is about movies).  Today was no different.  So it’s time for library loot. I’m happy to report that I did enjoy Close Encounters of the Third Kind.  That is, after I got past the first forty minutes.  I was so... Read More

Library Loot!

It’s time for Library Loot. This is the first week of the year where I actually visited the library, and have positive things to report about last week’s loot. But first, a little more awards business. Heather from Movie Mobsters (another blog I’ve just become familiar with) was kind enough to nominate me for the Kreativ Blogging award (you can see my post about it here). Heather’s blog is another that makes me feel like... Read More

Library Loot

I get another big FAIL on Library Loot this week. The company I worked for decided to take advantage of the first week of the year to take a big dump on me. It’s been pretty crazy, with lots of restless nights full of stress dreams where I wake up sitting up in my bed trying to sort paperwork.  And since I’m spending a very long weekend in San Francisco, starting tomorrow morning, I didn’t even go to the library today.  At least... Read More

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