I'm doing something a little different with today's Quick Reviews. I like to log all my films down with a rating so I can see how much I have seen every year. Now most of you probably know about this site as I am a little late to the game, but this year I have started to log them on Letterboxd. Recently it's been difficult to write big posts for my blog so I have decided to take a few of the short reviews I wrote over on the site and put them on here for you to see. Don't worry this isn't going to happen all the time now, I just wanted to tide you guys over until the next big thing, and I definitely do have some great things planned for the blog this year! So read on and have a look at some of the films I have been watching in January.
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
A thought provoking film about love, life, sex and finding one's self. Despite it's 70's setting it's a story that is just as relevant today, captivating and uncomfortable at the same time.
Sleeping With Other People
There's some fun and laughs to be had here, especially from excellent comedic performances of Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie. The biggest problem with the film is that it suffers from an identity crisis. Is it a rom-com? Is it a sex comedy? Is it a serious insight into the lives of sex addicts? It's a bit of all three...
The End of Tour
A quietly brilliant film about two closed individuals who open up to each other and embark on a kind of friendship that reveals more about their characters as the film progresses. Its excellent script is made even better by the two lead performances and their captivating chemistry. Based on real people who I knew nothing about before the film, I now wish to find out more about each of them.
Straight Outta Compton