Favourite Films Theme: Christmas movies
Best thing: The woman at the desk in the hospital announces that she's single. It's the only bit of levity in this miserable film. It's a scene with Kyle Gallner who somehow manages to seem more natural in his role than anyone else.
Worst thing: The protagonist starts swearing at everyone at a child's birthday party. It was just so cringey.
A horror film with absolutely no sense of fun. The film clearly has a pretty big budget which it…
Miracle on 34th Street 1947
I remember the remake coming out and seeing the trailer in the cinema. My dad was clearly unimpressed by that trailer, since he joked that we could potentially still switch to a screening of that instead of the film we were about to see... and I honestly believed him and started passing the same offer to my friend who we had brought along to the film. My dad fortunately corrected me quickly enough.
Not sure what we'd actually gone to…
Into the Wild 2007
Okay, I cannot for the life of me work out why anyone recommended this. (I've just tried and failed to work out where I saw this being recommended, so perhaps that was my imagination.) Okay, so there's good news and bad news and we're starting with the good news. So, what was good about this movie? The acting was really good from pretty much everyone (asides from Kristen Stewart - more on that later). The cinematography by Eric Gautier was…
The Breakfast Club 1985
It did not take long for me to start hating this film. It doesn't seem like a great decision to put your moral in voiceover narration at the title credits, but I suppose the point was that we were supposed to recognise the clichés that are listed in the characters. The initial narration tells the teacher not to judge his pupils in simple pigeon-holed stereotypes which are listed as: a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a…