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!
I'm on a roll with actual great films. Films that I would actually include in my top 5 of the year. The Stag would not be one of them - this was ok but just the sort of thing you fancy watching on Boxing day while scoffing some Ferrero Rochers. The One I Love was rather fantastic. I adore Mark Duplass (ever since The Puffy Chair) and I thought the storyline was really unique. In Your Eyes was such a good one also. I got a bit excited when I saw it was written by Joss Whedon (I will always be a Buffy fangirl). Sinister was slightly disturbing in parts and still haunts me. In a World was such a fun watch with such great characters. Like Father like Son was simply marvellous and extremely powerful. I really rate the director Hirokazu Koreeda so I knew I was in for some greatness.
I am still very behind with my film updates so I think I will just do a whole load so I can get back on track. One of the problems has been that during the festive period I have been watching a film a night before bed so my list just keeps getting longer (can't stop - won't stop).
Afternoon Delight was absolutely fantastic - I enjoyed every second. It's directed by Jill Solway who also did the amazing Transparent so trust me - it's great. It's a Wonderful Life is always very entertaining and is a must around this time of the year (back in December). Not here to be loved was a really touching story. Starlet was an unexpected good one. Home Alone - it has to be done in early December to get me in the mood. How I live now was an interesting idea and it really kept my attention.
12 years a slave was sort of what I had expected after all the hype but I thought I had better give it a watch. We are the best was just brilliant (I have always been a Lukas Moodysson fan so this was just a dream). Prince Avalanche was thoroughly entertaining - such a good story and very funny. Breaking upwards was definitely as interesting relationship themed film but I found the couple just a bit annoying. Before I go to sleep was definitely not the tense film I had hoped for - oh so predictable. Ida was absolutely wonderful.
Lemon Tree was definitely an interesting one. Sometimes I need a bit of trash - which I found in Hope Springs (do love a bit of Meryl though). Suzanne was a really great one. Fireworks Wednesday was a fascinating watch that I thoroughly enjoyed. The Punk Singer was just how a good documentary should be and Absentia was exceedingly freaky (good freaky) and felt a bit like a really fantastic episode of the x-files.