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filmgrrrl
filmgrrrl
I'm baaaack
Okay, so I haven't posted in decades. I've been busy, okay? But I'm back and it's film festival time!

Yep, I'm covering the 5th Annual Milwaukee International Film Festival. This is the third year in a row I'm covering the festival and I'm having as good a time as I have in the past years. It's been super grueling though - this weekend alone I saw 13 movies. And my schedule doesn't let up this week either - I have 3 movies per night (except one night, I have 2) and then a full weekend of movies again.

The toughest thing is finding the time to scribble down notes from each movie. The last two years they scheduled things a little looser and I had time between films (sometimes too much time) but for the most part I had enough time to leave the theater, go potty, run outside for a quick smoke and then go back in. If the film started a little late I would have a couple of minutes. Amazingly, other than the last film I saw last night I am caught up with notes, though the big amount of work will be doing the actual reviews. Those will obviously be forthcoming, but I figured instead of telling individual people about some of the movies I saw I would just post what I see with their IMDB link for info and what my grading was for each. (They're doing the ballots again this year with categories being Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair & Poor)

THURSDAY
Son of Rambow
Grade: Excellent. This was an outstanding movie

FRIDAY
More Than Anything in the World
Grade: Good

How to Cook Your Life
Grade: Good

Madeinusa
Grade: Very Good

SATURDAY
The Yacoubian Building
Grade: Good (low good)

Viva Zapatero
Grade: Good

A Battle of Wits
Grade: Very Good

The Boss of it All
Grade: Very Good

SUNDAY
Blame it on Fidel
Grade: Excellent

War/Dance
Grade: Excellent

The Rape of Europa
Grade: Good

In the Shadow of the Moon
Grade: Excellent

The Signal
Grade: Very Good - Great horror flick

Another update in another day or two.

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I'm at: Work
I feel: sleepy sleepy
I'm listening to : Ring of Fire - Social Distortion

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littlehutt From: littlehutt Date: September 24th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, must have been some work O_o
But apparently you saw really good movies overall :) I'm glad you liked this French movie.
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