Friday 23 August 2013

Popcorn at the ready!

The last good film you saw, and I mean REALLY good, can you name it? Ever stumbled across something, flicked over spontaneously to something on tv, been recommended or lent a dvd or just taken a chance on something you hadn't caught the hype of? I had a brilliant opportunity such as this, yesterday evening. 

I watch a lot of movies, and I don't really have a preference to which variety (although I am partial to a beautiful costume drama or geeky comic book adaption!). This indecisive ability makes the process of choosing a film painful! My boyfriend is in the habit of horror, the nastier the better for him, but after an unfortunate streak of awful slasher flicks, we decided to steer clear of the supernatural and went for something Richard had seen last year, but had apparently passed me by entirely.

Intouchables. I hadn't heard of it at all but hey ho we proceeded. And I can honestly say this is one of the best pieces of film I have seen. Such a simple concept, quiet and gradual- no huge car chase or bloodfest, just story. Beautifully told story. Complex characters in an engaging and relatable way, gripping and consuming, this film pulled me in. It tackles several stereotypes of society and brings life into this 'characterisation', an honest and humorous portrayal of real people but also a depth beyond the surface. I don't want to say too much about the synopsis for fear of spoiling the charm of this gorgeous film, other than it is created by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, and is based on the story of two real people, and after nine weeks after its release on 2 November 2011, it became the second biggest box office hit in France.

Also something I absolutely have to mention with this film, is that the soundtrack is truly beautiful. I downloaded it instantly after the film finished and each time I listen to it I become absorbed into its emotion and delicacy, ah man I'm in love with this music.

Forget my ramblings and check out this trailer for Intouchables:

Since I have my inspired hat on, here on some trailers for a few films on my 'to watch' list:

Director: Tony Kaye, Writer: Carl Lund, Stars: Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks

Moonrise Kingdom
Director: Wes Anderson, Writers: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis

And one to look forward to (December release!):

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Director: Ben Stiller, Writer: Steve Conrad, James Thurber, Stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig

If you've seen any of these films then for sure let met know! Or have any recommendations :)