As I keep a list of all the movies I watch (oh, how I love my lists), I thought I’d do a monthly blog post with mini reviews of the films that I’ve seen.
First up for May was this.
1. Four Lions. Billed as a black comedy, this British film follows the exploits of a bunch of bumbling Islamic Fundamentalists planning a terrorist attack. I didn’t even crack a smile, let alone laugh, throughout the whole thing, and frankly only managed to sit through it as I had a magazine to flip through at the same time. Dreadful.
2. Water For Elephants. Went to the cinema to see this film adaptation of a popular book, and quite enjoyed it. Several people had said it made them cry, but I didn’t find it too upsetting (hardhearted, me? No!). I do like Robert Pattinson as an actor when he’s not being Edward Cullen, mooning over the unlovely Ms Stewart and generally looking far too pasty for my liking, he’s really rather good.
5. Closer. Somehow this movie had passed me by until now. I don’t quite know how, starring as it does four of my favourite actors: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Jude Law and Natalie Portman. Definitely movie of the month for me – dark, compelling and cracking performances all round.
6. Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides. I took Will and his friend Toby to see this in 3D yesterday, and we all thought it was great. It’s the first Pirates film I’ve actually sat down and watched all the way through, and I was impressed. Don’t know if I’d bother if it wasn’t at the cinema, though, as I think you need the big screen and 3d to appreciate all the swashbuckling, high octane action.
7. Walk The Line. Another film that I’ve been meaning to watch for ages, the Johnny Cash biopic did not disappoint. Both Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon gave brilliant performances in their leading roles, and I enjoyed this film far more than I thought I was going to – particularly the music.
What’s the best film you’ve seen lately? Any recommendations for me?