Monthly Archives: March 2014

Movies that I watched in March

I’m trying to make the most of my cinema subscription which let’s me watch as many films as I want for a monthly flat fee. I hadn’t really watched a lot of films in the cinema for years but recently started again. And I’m enjoying it a lot! Which makes me think that I was missing out all these years that I didn’t go to the cinema.

This month I saw three films. Here they are in order of my personal preference.

Grand Budapest Hotel film poster

The Grand Budapest Hotel
I loved this film! It was visually really stunning with the crazily accurate symmetry that Wes Anderson likes to use in his films and all the strong colours. And it was also really funny and entertaining. The prison break scene was really clever and there were so many witty and hilarious moments. I’ll definitely watch this film again at some point. I can imagine that I probably missed a lot of details the first time round that I would notice when watching it again.

Yves Saint Laurent film poster
Yves Saint Laurent
A very good film about the life of the French fashion designer. Very interesting to learn about how he built up his fashion empire. Well, not him really but it was his partner who probably deserves most of the praise for setting up the whole business, making it popular and internationally famous. Without his support, Yves Saint Laurent would have never made it – no matter how talented he was. I don’t know how his partner managed to stay with YSL through all his escapades, drugs, mental illness and infidelity.

A long way down film poster
A long way down
This film had a lot of potential. Interesting story of four people meeting during their suicide attempts and becoming friends through an anti-suicide pact (based on a book by Nick Hornby). And it had Aaron Paul who I’ve been missing since the end of my favourite TV show Breaking Bad. But in reality the film was a bit bland and didn’t really capture my imagination. It was nice and averagely funny but somehow I had a lot higher expectations for it. Nice flirting scene between Aaron Paul’s and Imogen Poot’s characters though when he follows her to her favourite hiding place.

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Classic Car Boot Sale

My friend asked me if I wanted to come to the Classic Car Boot Sale on Southbank with her. Luckily I said yes because the weather turned out to be gorgeous and the event was great.

We mainly went to take photos. These kinds of events are great to practice portrait photography skills – first ask nicely, then shoot! I hadn’t done this for a while and could feel that I was out of practise. First my camera broke (luckily I had a back up camera on me from my collection) and then I didn’t have enough rolls of film. Luckily my friend helped me out.

There were a lot of people dressed in 50s or 60s vintage outfits. Whole families including little kids that looked like they had just arrived via a time machine from another decade. And most people were happy to have their photo taken.  I’m sure the sun helped and put everyone in a good mood.

All photos shot on my Olympus Trip 35 camera on 35mm film.