Let’s look at article highlights, review recommendations and my favorite posts from February 2014.

DF-11070-Edit - Ben Stiller in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY.

Films and Coke is celebrating a blog birthday! Make sure you send your well wishes to Elina if you haven’t already. [A whole year of Films and Coke!!]

Film Actually participated in the recent Motifs in Cinema blogathon by looking at movies that celebrate life. [MOTIFS IN CINEMA 2013: Appreciation of Life]

The Vern’s Video Vortex gave us film aficionados a complete set of rules to live by. [The Ten Commandments for Cinephiles]

Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights celebrated Valentine’s Day but dissecting how relationships are handled in superhero movies. [Relationships in Superhero Movies]

PG COOPER’S MOVIE REVIEWS put together a great Best Of 2013 list that is hard to argue with. [MovieBuff’s Best Films of 2013]


A Space Blogyssey took a look at a blind spot this past month and finally feels morally sound for displaying this film’s lovely poster art. Review Quote: “This film should only be watched after a few glasses of wine or with a fast forward button. I can handle most 50’s pulp, but this is truly the B-movies of all B-movies. “ Read the review for Attack of the 50-Foot Woman.

Silver Screen Riot‘s Matt Oakes guested with me on the Robocop episode of the Lambcast last month and it turns out his review for the film syncs right up with my own. Review Quote: “In an age of drone warfare, secretive criminal tribunals and the National Defense Authorization Act (which affords Obama authority to kill a US citizen without due process), Robocop does seem ripe for the reboot. It’s a shame then that we don’t really see him (and by extension filmmaker José Padilha) grapple with the difficulties of dealing with morally gray areas.” Read the review for Robocop.

My Film Habit made me really want to revisit this creeper from early 2013. Review Quote: “The relationships in this story all feel wildly inappropriate, and mood is quite disconcerting. It’s hard to explain, but the movie definitely feels like a horror film, even though it takes a very long time for anything very scary to happen. You really have to see the film to understand.” Read the review for Stoker.

Silver Emulsion Film Reviews is singing the praises of a film that I’m now officially excited to check out once it comes to DVD. Review Quote: “It’s rare that a film can deliver deep belly laughs, engaging drama and believable relationships, but About Last Night does all three. I want to stress that this film is not just a great black romantic film, it is simply a great romantic film “ Read the review for About Last Night.


Best Reviewed Movie: Non-Stop [88%]

Worst Reviewed Movie: Winter’s Tale [32%]

Featured: David Fincuary posts

Podcasts: Black and White Films, Movies About Love, Redux – Movies You’re Embarrassed You Haven’t Seen & Minisode on Zodiac