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.
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
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
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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