I've had a long week at work. It's half term, so we do long weekend hours all week and it was my six days in a row week. Today is day five and I've had cabin fever all day. I felt like I hadn't been home at night when I came in this morning. I'm not supposed to leave the building when the projectors are running so I literally haven't been outside apart from traveling to and from work every day. But if I've gotta spend all week somewhere, this is the place I'd want to be.
I went to London last week to see Catherine and Gary, which was good. Going to try and do it once a month, otherwise we don't see one another for months before you realise how long it's been. Next week I'm going to Cornwall to see Mim, which is pretty exciting. A whole week off work will be bizarre. As will seeing Mim after almost two years. I will hopefully get some new yarn as well. I'm doing my first piece of circular knitting and I've mastered it pretty well. It took about five re-starts but it's half way done now. I can't wait till I can knit mittens and socks.
100 Films in 2010
12. Youth In Revolt
I enjoyed this but it was nothing special. Defiantly too much mostly naked Michael Cera.
13. A Prophet
This was very intense for the first 40 minutes but less so after the protagonist completes the first task set to him. There were a couple of really beautiful moments when he went on a plane for the first time and put his feet into the ocean. Reminded me of flying around Australia and visiting the beaches.
14. Up In The Air
I found this was trying to be two things at once and it worked on each level but not on merging them into one narrative. The birds eye shots of the Cities were beautiful.
15. The Wolfman
This was a bit of a hot mess. The CGI was awful and clashed with the old fashioned make up. They should have used one or the other, preferably the prosthetics.I thought the action scenes were handled statically and were boring,
I really enjoyed this. It was a lot subtler than I thought it would be, which worked well. Gratuitous gore is never as horrific as suggestion.
17. The Accused
I read about this film a lot when I was in University so I watched it in the knowledge of what happened. I liked that Sarah was victimized as little as possible and the rape was not shown until almost the end of the film. It let me form an opinion on the events myself and I felt the films message was ambiguous and not forced, which suited the subject material.
18. Mission To Mars
I caught this while getting ready for work one morning so didn't watch religiously. I liked the idea of earth being populated by a previously destroyed planet but the film was too sentimental to hold the idea for long.
I enjoyed watching this as the idea was compelling and kept interesting throughout but the characters were awful.
An expert example of constant tone. I really enjoyed the final act.
This was a pretty average 90's drama/ anti-rom-com until the final act. The camcorder sections were kinda awesome.
22.The 39 Steps
I really enjoyed this. The lighting and depth in the Scottish Moor scenes was beautiful. I completely missed Hitchcock's cameo.
23.My Neighbor Totoro
This is such a sweet film. Beautiful characters and music. Totoro was wonderfully expressive and realistic for a fantasy creature.