Wednesday, 31 August 2016

August IS OVER

This month has had it all. The Olympics, the overturning of Brendan Dassey's conviction, the end of Gawker and the announcement of an incredibly ill advised Lost Boys reboot which I am wholeheartedly against. But in the midst of all of that here is August's roundup of everything you might have missed.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

52 films By Women Week 34- Swallows and Amazons

So this is the first film on this challenge I have had the joy of seeing on the big screen at the cinema.

Swallows and Amazons
Dir: Philippa Lowthorpe
This is the summer movie you need to take your kids to. It's a whole lot of fun and home in time for tea sort of film that leaves a great big smile on your face. I grew up reading Ransome's Swallows and Amazon's books and seeing them on the big screen was a real joy. 

One of the perks of this adaptation is a newly added spy section about Captain Flint (Rafe Spall) which is inspired and beautifully handled. Captain Flint was one of the best adult characters in it but all of them were beautifully writtern and well acted. special points go to Harry Enfield and Jessica Hynes as the owners of the Walker's holiday home. Andrew Scott as usual puts in a brilliant performance as someone who I don't want to spoil. All the children were amazing and the lessons learned in it are very relevant and brilliantly well done.

Friday, 19 August 2016

52 films by Women-Week 33

This week I get round to my first netflix original movie. I had meant to watch the Idris Elba one but never got round to it. This one had the added bonus of Allison Janney.

Dir: Sian Heder
Well I first heard of this for Sundance London I was intrigued but it was at really annoying times so I saw Author: The JT Leroy Story instead. Anyway after finally getting to this I can tell you that it is amazing. Allison Janney, Ellen Page and Uzo Aduba are all incredible although for me the standout was Tammy Blanchard as Carolyn. Seriously amazing lady led movie WATCH IT.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

The Big Lebowski spinoff sounds gross

John Tutorro will be bringing back his iconic "The Big Lebowski " character Jesus for The Big Lebowski spinoff " Going Places" so why am I not excited? Find out under the cut

Sunday, 14 August 2016

52 Films by Women- Week 32

This weeks (which is a little bit late sorry about that) is another foreign language one. this time it's French!

Gemma Bovery
Dir: Anne Fontaine
A french baker/bookworm become obsessed with the events taken fold as a woman that reminds him of his faviorite book Madame De Bovary moves next door. He soon realises that the events that happen in the book are happening to her and tries to stop the inevitable. My girl Gemma Arterton is in this and she is truly magnificent as Gemma Bovery a beautiful lonely woman married to an irritating man looking desperately for escape. Heartbreaking and engrossing as hell.
It's like a beautiful beach read in film form give it a go

Friday, 5 August 2016

52 Films by Women- Week 31

After last weeks happy movie lets go and plunge into the depths of human depravity with something a little bit scary!

American Psycho
Dir: Mary Harron
I finally got round to it guys! I watched American Psycho can I get a prize or something because seriously this DVD has been sitting on my shelf for a gazillion years. It has to be one of Bale's best performances as the incredibly freaky but seemingly normal Patrick Bateman. You can't take your eyes off him. Something about this movie has that real old school thriller feel you know that hint of Hitchcock to it. Basically it's a great movie.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

STAR TREK BEYOND: Boldly Going into Technicolor

This movie was an incredibly emotional experience for me.  It was really gun big technicolor adventure which felt incredibly Star Trek-y rather than just a generic space movie. This has to be one of the best three-quals I have watched in a while. Anyway lets discuss it further!