365 films 2013


Day Sixteen

Film: The Conjuring (2013)

Directed by:  James Wan

Featuring:  Patrick Wilson,  Vera Farmiga,  Ron Livingston 

I have nail marks on my palms from this film. I think I even forgot to breathe at times. I do not reach for the horror films. I am the child who got nightmares from scooby doo on Zombie Island. That means I  never watch anything that looks scary.  I decided it was a good idea to broaden my horizons in this blog. There are only so many romcoms and comedies can watch on Netflix.

As nervous as it made me I really did like watching this film. Want proof? I am in the process of obtaining the second one. The characters were kind of hollow. Not much to them.  but that house more than made up for that. The set was just perfect. I really hope that house actually exists, creepy tree and all, in the real world. 

For this film, the comedy moments didn’t work. They forced an unnatural break in the film. It did a great job of escalating the horror in a smoothly in one big arc.  No need for the bathroom breaks.

If 1 out of 1 crybabies like me can make it through this film so can you.

Edit. I am also now of the firm belief that every scary movie should have the credit song be the pina colada song. 


365 Film Challenge: Blue Jasmine (2013). ★★★☆

Director: Woody Allen. Cast: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale.

Anxiety, nightmares and a nervous breakdown, there’s only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming. 

365 days. 365 films.


1. La grande bellezza. Nota: 9/10

2. The Act of Killing. Nota: 9/10.

3. Laurence Anyways. Nota: 9/10

4. La vida de Adèle. Nota: 8.5/10*

5. Nymphomaniac Vol. 1. Nota: 8/10*

6. Amour. Nota: 9/10

7. Antes del anochecer. Nota: 8/10

8. The Master. Nota: 8/10

9. Catfish. Nota: 8/10

10. La caza. Nota: 7/10

*Sé que parece raro que La vida de Adèle y Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 se sitúen por encima de Amour teniendo menos de un 9, pero el caso es que sus notas son “provisionales”, fruto de circunstancias particulares: en el caso de la primera, la calidad horrorosa en la que la vi porque ya no estaba en los cines y no me aguantaba más, me deja una sensación de peliculón al que le falta algo; y en el caso de la segunda, estamos hablando de la primera parte y hasta que no vea la continuación en enero no puedo ponerle su nota real pues sólo he visto media película.

PD: Finalmente mañana ya sacaré la lista de las 10 mejores películas que he visto este año por primera vez y que no se estrenaron a lo largo del mismo. Perdón por tanta rememoración.