After being about half a year behind everyone else, I finally watched The Dark Knight Rises last night. I know a few people complained about the film but I liked it. I mean the story was pretty easy to predict but I think there was enough twists to keep it fresh and exciting, and of course anything shot by Christopher Nolan is going to be top notch.
I only recently got round to watch In Bruges and it lived up to all the hype so very excited about Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh’s new movie that will be coming out in October. Based on the trailer it’s got the same humour in the plot and in the script that got me hooked on his first movie and it’s got a great cast so this can’t possibly not be a winner.
Just finished watching The Raid Redemption. I’m not much of a martial arts film buff but I really liked this, and I can see why has had such good reviews at film festivals and in general: It’s really well shot, especially in the amazing fight scenes, just enough of an interesting storyline to keep it ticking along nicely, and I really liked what Mike Shinoda (of Linkin Park fame) and Joseph Trapanese did with the film’s score.
Just watched Milton Glaser To Inform and Delight on Sky Arts. Great insight into the ideas and thinking of the designer behind much more than just the I Heart NY logo. If you get the chance, it’s worth watching.
Watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for the first time tonight because it was on TV. It really is a true classic, with so many good moments, coupled with so many sad moments and one hell of a performance by the legend that is Jack Nicholson. If you’ve never seen it, it’s 100% worth the watch, and it’s inspired me to put a few more classics on my list of films to be watched in the near future.