Series and Retrospectives, 2015

I feel there are things that don’t fit neatly into one of my best-movies lists, so they can have their own special list. This isn’t ranked.

Eric Rohmer’s Tales of the Four Seasons

I saw Summer’s Tale late last year in theaters, Winter’s Tale and Tale of Springtime this year at Filmstreams, then Autumn Tale at home on blu-ray to complete the series. All four were great, the most I’ve ever enjoyed Rohmer’s work.

Bill Plympton

I watched two of his great features (Cheatin’ and Idiots and Angels), countless shorts, and got to meet and talk with the man himself.

Chris Marker

After watching and rewatching a few remaining films, I declared my quest to watch everything by Chris Marker a success and did a write-up on everything I’d seen.

Linklater’s Before Trilogy

In preparation for Before Midnight, Katy and I rewatched Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, a great Monday night ritual in January that we didn’t manage to build on throughout the rest of the year.

Chaplin Mutuals

Watched all of the great HD restorations of these in the first half of 2015, most of them for the first time.

Retro Screenings in Theaters

Between the Ross, Filmstreams, the Grand (via Fathom/TCM), the Cube, and now the Alamo, we’ve got bunches of ways to go out and see classic movies. Highlights this year:

Man with the Movie Camera, restored print with Alloy Orchestra
John Waters double-feature (Polyester and Hairspray)
Katharine Hepburn double-feature (Philadelphia Story and Little Women)
Evil Dead double-feature (free movies with free beer)
and Roman Holiday

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