The Tale of Princess Kaguya was extremely enjoyable and really made me feel all warm inside, Magic in the Moonlight was so so, Kill Your Darlings was a bit of a bore, While We're Young was actually quite good, What if was actually great and Horns topped of my trio of Radcliffe films triumphantly because I loved this slice of silly fun.
Frank had it's moments, Guardians of the Galaxy was lots of fun, Nightcrawler was just fantastic and completely gripping (I was really impressed with Jake's performance), The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet was not all I had hoped for, Birdman was definitely more than I had hoped for and Cake was rather excellent (Go Jennifer).
I am a big fan of the truly inspiring and insanely colourful 5ftinf (aka Philippa Stanton) so I jumped at the chance to see her house and garden and of course inside the shed (of dreams) as part of Brighton and Hove Artists' Open Houses. It was such a visual treat and a joy to photograph.
It was so fantastic to actually meet Philippa and get to have a chat with her. I would love to attend one of her workshops later in the year. I found out a bit more information about the installation in the shed on her website:
... it's theme is around nesting: creating a cosy, safe place with found functional items just like birds do, but it has also taken inspiration from collections and colour ...
The Theory of Everything was just flipping marvellous but I did feel a bit emotionally dehydrated afterwards as I could not stop crying. God help the girl was such a fun little film that I sort of wanted to be in. Copenhagen was one of these films that Netflix recommends but you have never even heard of it. I am glad I didn't turn it off after the first 5 minutes (the lead guy does a rather rubbish American accent and I instantly loathed him) as I kind of loved the film. Wild made me want to buy some walking boots but I also really enjoyed it. Inherent Vice made me feel extremely agitated and I don't really know why - some sort of odd chemical reaction to it. The Babadook was such a good old freaky film that really put me on edge!
Short Term 12 was a fantastic one - I really enjoyed every minute and found it a really fascinating film. Violette was a brilliant story and very well acted. Lilting was definitely an emotional one and I loved it. Drinking Buddies was quite enjoyable really (I hadn't been expecting that). In Fear was about one of my worst nightmares - getting lost in the woods (I couldn't help thinking the whole way through - that's Tom from Downton Abbey though!). What we do in the shadows was hilarious and made me want to start buying dvds again! I really can not wait for a second viewing.
White reindeer was quite a bizarre watch and I can't decide if I actually liked it or not. I nearly turned off Stuck in love after the first 5 minutes but I persevered and actually really enjoyed it. With Mary Poppins I always start off enthusiastic and singing along but then tend to wane a bit during the second half. Happy Christmas was a really good one that I'd never even heard of. One hundred and one dalmatians is just fantastic. Liberal Arts had been on my to watch list for a while now and I am so glad i did. I loved it!