5 Things I am Looking Forward to … May 2012

Well it is about 25 hours late, but you get the idea … looking ahead to the merry merry month of May, these are a few highly anticipated cinematic events for me.


Now going but checking out others’ coverage of it !



No brainer here, THE AVENGERS (saving for next week); in addition a showing of Deep Blue Sea at my local (Pelham Picture House)


3. Picks of the Month: HOME VIDEO

This list includes a few titles (indicated as *) that I have yet to see (but plan to)

  • 5/2 The Tim Burton Collection (Amazon.c0m), About a Boy, Pariah *, Haywire
  • 5/8 La Heine (CRITERION) *
  • 5/22 Sherlock Series 2
  • 5/29 Coriolanus *, We Need to Talk about Kevin *


4. On TCM

We are SO spoiled to have this channel. I feel like every month it tops itself! Here are some of the highlights (I actually have omitted a WHOLE lot 🙂 ):

Guest Programmer Debra Winger (5/22)

  •  Night of the Iguana
  • Wings of Desire
  • Rififi
  • Gilda

Cult Movies

  • Ladies They Talk About (5/29)
  • Doctor in the House (5/31)

Star Crossed Romances (5/5)

My pick of the lot: Camille, Written on the Wind, Waterloo Bridge

TCM Imports

  • 5/13 Autumn Sonata
  • 5/20 The Rules of the Game

Memorial Day Marathon (5/27)

… oh yeah and Joel McCrea is the “Star of the Month.”



There is a lot of stuff going on at the film society; among the items of paramount interest to me are:

As part of this year’s citywide Noël Coward festival, we trace the breadth of Coward’s film work, from silent and sound adaptations of his early plays to Hollywood’s take on some later ones to the golden age of his multi-film collaboration with the young David Lean and, finally, his celebrated cameo appearances in other people’s films.

I have already purchased my double feature tickets for Brief Encounter and Blithe Spirit!


And with that, I am done for May. See you again in June!



  1. That’s a lot to look forward to Iba. I agree TCM is a gem of a channel and best of all, no ADS!
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  2. KEVIN!!! I am so happy to have that film in my collection. A brilliant and haunting film, but essential viewing.

    Brief Encounter and Deep Blue Sea would make an interesting double bill if possible.
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  3. Jack Deth says:

    Hi, iluv and company:

    Great choices!

    I’ve been utilizing TCM a lot recently. Got my western fix with ‘Ride Lonesome’ and ‘The Magnificent Seven’. Also caught ‘The Third Man’ and Christopher Lee as a double/triple agent in WWII with ‘Triple Cross’.

    Just finished watching ‘To Live and Die in L.A.’ again as prep for an upcoming review at Ruth’s ‘FlixChatter’.

    PS: You’ll get a kick out of ‘Gilda’!

  4. We Need to Talk about Kevin is really wonderful, fantastic film with great work by Swinton. Hope you’ll like Avengers, it’s tons of fun.
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  5. Is Coriolanus coming to DVD end of this month?? Woo hoo!! I’ve been waiting for that for 2 years!!
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  6. La Haine and We Need to Talk About Kevin in one month! You lucky thing! Two incredible films.
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  7. I cant wait to watch this movie..I am really excited..Thanks for sharing the info..
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  8. I am very excited about Cannes, too, I can’t wait to see who stands out among all those amazing titles.
    You should definitely see The Deep Blue Sea, it’s a good movie, and also Avengers, of course 🙂
    SHERLOCK!-I love it and the second series doesn’t disappoint!
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