10 Films List

Sunday, 10 June 2012

(1) Melancholia (2011) - I love Lars Von Trier's work, his films are always so beautifully shot.  Melancholia is a bizarre sci-fi/end of the world film centered around a young newlywed who is battling depression.  Slow paced but stunning nonetheless.
(2) Keep The Aspidistra Flying (1997) - I read the book by George Orwell a while ago and knew that I'd want to see this film adaptation starring Richard E. Grant and Helena Bonham Carter.  Glad that they kept it to the original story.
(3) The Howling Reborn (2011) - Really, really, bad! Aimed heavily at Twilight fans but with no solid story to carry it through.
(4) Contagion (2011) - Almost end of the world film focusing on a new flu virus that wipes out millions of people.  The film angles itself from more a scientific point of view which was interesting, though the ending was very anti-climatic.
(5) Kaboom (2011) Low budget sci-fi/coming of age film, enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.

(6) Lolita (1962) - Stanley Kubrick's take on Lolita, must have been shocking when it was done but by today's standards it's very tame but still a good movie.  I MUST read the novel soon.
(7) Me and You And Everyone We Know (2006) - Kooky indie film which was quite endearing in some parts, yet bland in others.  Kinda so-so for me.
(8) Me Wihout You (2001) - I have seen this so many times and it's still one of my favourite movies.  Love Anna Friel and Michelle Williams in this.
(9) My Own Private Idaho (1997) - Found this pretty boring which is surprising because I usually love anything that Gus Van Sant has directed.  If you are a Keanu Reeves/River Phoenix fan, then you may enjoy this more than I did.
(10) Sleeping Beauty (2011) - Disturbing and slow paced film about a young student who becomes a sleeping beauty for rich men's pleasure.  The kind of film you'd watch once for curiosity's sake but not again.

What films have you been watching recently?

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  1. I've never seen any of these but I have read Lolita. It's one of those books that everyone tells you not to read but you do anyway and then get very disturbed and wonder why you didn't listen, like American Psycho x

    1. You're spot on! Lots of people have told me to avoid it because it's well...Lolita, but I know I'll still read it at some point x

  2. I agree, I read Lolita and hated it, found it really tough going. I've had Melancholia for ages but still haven't watched it, you've just reminded me too, thanks! :-)

    1. I think it's that which has been putting me off reading it for so long, my copy has been sitting on my bookshelf for years! If you like Lars Von Trier then you'll love Melancholia, it's very 'him' :)


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