We’ve seen quite a few movies recently, including some old favourites and even a couple of classics I’d not seen before. Here is a quick binary review of the ones I can remember.
Casablanca - 1/1 – Shamefully late to see this for the first time. Good fun, nicely filmed and quite exciting.
The Men Who Stare At Goats – 0/1 – Perplexingly pointless, utterly without direction, basically crap. Did not finish.
Hulk (2003) – 1/1 – Epically misunderstood, awesome on Blu-ray and far better than the shoddy 2008 remake. More on this another time.
Brief Encounter – 0/1 – Couldn’t watch this without waiting for the punchline for a joke that never came. A victim of the many excellent parodies that followed it.
Up - 1/1 – Not as good as Wall-E but still v enjoyable. Loved the tearjerker opening sequence. Forgivable schmaltz.
Looking For Eric – 1/1 – Heartwarming comedy about workers’ solidarity and Eric Cantona.
Let The Right One In – 1/1 – Swedish film about friendship by way of vampirism. Not too vampirous.