9. A Comedy- Zoolander

Especially with the sequel on its way, Zoolander is one of the most iconic comedies of the 2000’s. Seriously there is nothing funnier than the blue steel.


8. A Movie with Bad Reviews- Catwoman

How was this awful? I generally don’t understand how a Catwoman film could be this awful. It’s like they forgot everything. What ere they taking, what did people do?

this is just the worst and pretty much killed female fronted super hero movies for ages.

6.A film made by a Director under 30- I Killed My Mother-

Photo Credit: Allocine

Xavier Dolan is an up and comer in the film world. He’s french canadian, young and proves i’m not doing enough with my life. He has already directed 5 films at the tender age of 26, including last years hit “Mommy”. His work is incredible and thought provoking and like most french cinema, gorgeous.

“I Killed my Mother” is the story of a young boy  who has not told is mother about his relationship with her best friends son. It’s tense, hostile but also a beautiful piece. One of the most interesting films i’ve ever just accidentally stumbled on at Film 4.

4. A film released in 2015- Birdman

I will start off with something you have heard a thousand times but is only really true now, Birdman is a masterpiece. It will confuse you, sting you, make you angry and confused. But most importantly you’ll laugh at the sheer strangeness of what looks like one continuous shot of a group of people trying to keep one man from falling whilst that man is just trying to fly again
The best film you’ll ever watch
You can find my full review here

3. A movie set in a place you have always wanted to visit- Chocolat

For Prompt 3- A movie set in a place you always wanted to visit. I chose Chocolat as it’s set in a tiny village in rural France. It looks quaint and beautifully old fashioned and I would love to spend a day there.

This beautiful film tells the story of a woman and her daughter as they set up in chocolate shop in a very conservative village. They lead a massive overhaul in the village and look after other women.

In fact the way the women all work is my favourite thing about it. Not one of the characters is perfect at all but they are all incredibly endearing.

What a fantastic film, I would recommend this wholeheartedly to anyone looking for something to watch on a quiet night in. (Expect this film to come up again)

still cross post

2. Book to Movie Adaptation- Audrey Hepburn can’t save this Racist Mess

So for the second prompt of my movie challenge, it’s time for a book to movie adaptation and for this I chose the classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” based off the short story of the same name by Truman Capote. Now the book itself is short but really quite dull, like a bad Gatsby remake. The film is just a disjointed only brought to life by Audrey Hepburn.

When talking about this film it’s important to remember the horrible racist performance of Mickey Rooney as Mr Yunioshi and here is an article about it here.

Audrey Hepburn truly is the best in this film and part from the truly hilarious party scene most of it is actually quite dull. I probably won’t watch it again.

alos crossposted from other blog

1. A Film in Your Native Language- Skyfall

crossposted from my film blog

I chose Skyfall the 2012 classic. I chose it for two reasons
1. it is super enjoyable
2. It is also set partially in Scotland, as I am half Scottish I thought for a film in my native language, it would have to have at least some basis there.
Skyfall is an incredible film. It’s visually stunning, intriguing and unlike the other James Bond films I was entertained the whole way through. Javier Bardem plays Silva the evil guy. The Bond Girl isn’t around too long and Dame Judy Dench continues to be better than us all. Also it stars Ben Whishaw and Ralph Fiennes.

Definitely worth a watch!
What a great way to start the challenge

not all my posts for movie challenge will look like this. This is just for the ones I am not going to review fully based no my SCREEN SPLURGE format.