Watch it if you like Lily James and Armie Hammer for how pretty they look. Otherwise, it's not *bad*, but it misses the mark.
Who knew one shouldn't get into love triangles while figuring out your life?
This post is so late that some of the movies have came and gone, but I didn't want to skip a month, so it'll partially be a review post too. I have only watched two movies so far this month, so that won't be hard.
I first watched The Queen many years ago and liked it then. Since it's the 20th anniversary of the week of Princess Diana's death, I thought it's a good idea to revisit it again.
I was talking to my colleagues the other day, and the topic got around to how they would never walk out of a movie halfway, no matter how much they dislike it, because they felt that it was just so rude and disrespectful (to the filmmakers and their efforts in making the film, I suppose). And it reminded me of The Revenant. Because I absolutely hated it.
I recently finished And Then There Were None, a thriller by Agatha Christie. I haven't read an Agatha Christie book in ages, but I picked it up on the recommendation of Anne Bogel from Modern Mrs Darcy in one of her "What Should I Read Next" podcast episodes. Her son also read the book and said it was the best book he ever read, which intrigued me to see what about this book could cause a teenager to love it. I ended up agreeing it is great too. What a baffling mystery and chilling thriller!
I do not know how I feel about Dunkirk. I'm going to try and sort out my feelings as I'm writing this post.
Today is as good a day as any other to talk about La La Land, a movie that inspires mixed feelings in me. (Also known as the film which lost Best Picture to Moonlight in the most public Oscars flub ever.)
If The Martian was the optimistic, feel-good movie of the year celebrating the tenacity of mankind, Everest is the exact opposite, showing that the elements do what they want, no matter what man wills, and woe betide whomsoever dareth challenge Nature!
There are movies that I like, movies I love, and movies I *love*. The first are movies I think are good and will watch again, maybe once, at the most twice, such as Kingsman: The Secret Service, Birdman, The Divergent Series: Insurgent. (Anything else is overkill.) The second are movies I’ll gladly watch a few more times, like The Lego Movie and Whiplash, though I need some distance between each viewing. The last category belongs to the films that have won my heart and mind entirely, the ones which after I finished watching them for the first time in the cinema, I immediately wanted to go back in and rewatch them a second, third, fourth time. Cinderella belongs squarely in the last.