Over the next few weeks, film writers will be busy parsing the Oscar chances of inessential movies like American Hustle and Gravity; praising Sundance movies we mortals won’t be able to see for months, when they’ll slip silently in and out of theaters (if at all); and deriding the crap that’s released this month. Ignore it all. This is the time to discover one great movie you missed last year. Many are streaming for free or for cheap. Here are some.
NOTE: Adam and Ester saw The Dark Knight Rises together over the weekend, and then Adam saw it AGAIN on Tuesday, in IMAX. Because research.
Adam: And also like, trying to be good to each other. A lot of the conflict in this movie arises from how hard it is for the two of them to do right by each other.
Ester: Hello! Ready to talk twee? Adam: Ready to talk TWEENS. Ester: They’re so adorable! They got me thinking about chemistry onscreen and which directors do a good job of capturing it. Unfortunately I couldn't think of a single instance where Wes Anderson has done so. But maybe I'm forgetting something?
Would you pay more than $5 to see Titanic for the first time, or does the ticket price go down because this is a repeat viewing?
January is absolutely the best time of year for movies. Nothing good comes out until spring, but all of a sudden we have this mountain of intel on last year's best movies, courtesy of awards voters and best-of-2012 lists.