A week into October already, so I’d better list these before I forget what they were about. That was actually a bit of a lie, as I just had google one of them to remind myself of the content, as I actually had no recollection whatsoever of the plot. My memory is not what it once was, sadly.
1. Silver Linings Playbook
I’m not generally a fan of anything revolving around mental illness, but I really enjoyed this quirky love story and its characters. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence were both excellent, as was Robert De Niro. Well worth a watch.
2. The American
Oh my Lord, what a yawn-fest this was. Not even George Clooney could save it. The blurb informed me that it was a suspense thriller about a hitman, but after waiting an hour for something – anything – to happen, I gave up and switched off. Dreadful.
3. About Time
Went to the cinema to see this, and reviewed it here.
4. The Debt
Excellent thriller, starring Helen Mirren as a Mossad agent. It’s a dual time frame film – 1965 and the mid-1990s – and had me on the edge of my seat all the way through. Great film.
5. The Rum Diary
A very odd film. It sounded OK on paper – American journalist takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1960s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there – but the reality was just too tedious for words. Another film I failed to get to the end of.
My second visit to the cinema in September was to see Diana. It was, as you can imagine, an absolutely cheese-fest. I didn’t think Naomi Watts was a particularly convincing Diana, but it was quite watchable and presented an interesting interpretation of the events in the last few years of her life. Probably not to be recommended unless, like me, you’re a big fan of the Royal Family.
So, film of the month? The Debt.
Have you got any recommendations for me this month?