the kid with a bike / le gamin au vélo (2011)
didn’t make it all the way to the end of the movie, because when things started to go south for the titular character, i read the plot, and semi spoiler alert; it was depressing and pretty boring, so i stopped watching.
star wars episode I: the phantom menace (1999)
darth maul is still creepy, okeeday?
have seen it before. will probably see it again. still like it.
paper moon (1973)
pretty nice for a movie about con artists. ryan and tatum o’neal make a good double act too.
overall, the narrative was just okay, but the mundane aspects of suburbia juxtaposed with illness or similar did work well as it usually does (virgin suicides, etc.,). emma roberts was good, the other casting was passable. i didn’t watch this movie through to the end unfortunately because the boring suburbia aspects were too magnified which, in turn, made it slightly boring. that said, some of the scenes are true gems and this movie is probably worth watching for those alone.
the other boleyn girl (2008)
it was okay, if slightly melodramatic at points.
dan in real life (2007)
i liked steve carell. i liked the casting. i liked the soundtrack. i liked this whole movie. a whole bunch.
lover come back (1961)
amazing costumes (especially doris day’s), plus great colour palette which is visually pleasing, as is rock hudson in the role of jerry webster. so-so script, but overall a pretty good movie which i enjoyed.
(i watched this earlier this year but never got round to reviewing it/updating 365 day challenge with it)
a single man (2009)
this movie is so beautiful. visually stunning, amazing costume, flawless casting and amazing performances by said cast. colin firth is inimitable, and nicholas hoult plays a supporting role to perfection. (also: that jumper - you know the one.)
eduard grau’s cinematography within a single man has been criticised - not sure why, it is both elegant and alluring, as is the entire movie. although the movie is adapted from christopher isherwood’s novel of the same name, a single man manages to avoid the pitfalls of sub-par adaptations, and instead retains it’s poignancy thanks to how wonderfully it has been scripted.
something’s gotta give (2003)
jack nicholson is not even enough to make this movie good. i thought it was 1.5 hours long and so suffered 90 minutes of the film until i realised that there was actually another hour to endure and promptly gave up. diane keaton’s character is annoying (sorry, diane), and even jack nicholson isn’t that great in this movie. poorly scripted, boring cinematography, not sure what else there is to say about it. perhaps the plot picked up within the last hour? i wouldn’t know.. i didn’t make it that far.