Timing is getting a little better on these now. May was a bumper month with nine films getting the Stanley cash, well eight because Pirates 4 was a private screening.
Overall it was a better month than April for me with an average Stan rating of 60.22% and hopefully a sign that the post-Oscar malaise is over or I am choosing better films or that there just wasn't a Beastly film to drag things down.
Anyway, here is my top three:
1. Third Star 89% (surely a contender for the top 10 of the year?)
2. Farewell 71%
3. Win Win 63%
As I said at the beginning, there wasn't a Beastly but there was Pirates 4 which got 38% and claims the ignoble honour of being the worst film in May.
But how did the critics rates the films I saw? Well they didn't agree with my top choice but it was pretty close otherwise:
1. Win Win 86%
2 Farewell 80.5%
3. Hanna 68.5%
We agreed on worst film although the average critics rating for Pirates was marginally higher at 42%.
June is already shaping up to be an interesting month with two films already scoring over 80%. I've got the next week off and plan to have a bit of a film fest and I'm quietly confident it's going to be a good month.