Wednesday, November 02, 2011

I've seen some good films recently #3

Michou d'Auber (2007) This is a sadder version of Neuilly Sa Mère with a young Muslim boy (same actor) being sent to live with a family in small town France (Gérard Depardieu is the foster father) during the Algerian War. Worth watching. 

No Strings Attached (2011) I think this is what is commonly known as a romp. And very rompy it is.

Genova (2008) A lovely film with some beautiful footage of Genoa (beautiful if you like peeling paint and crumbling stonework, that is, which I do). Just don't expect anything very much to happen. Colin Firth looks good.

Bolt (2008) The children had seen this at the cinema when it first came out and wanted to see it again. I made them watch it in English.

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) A Woody Allen film set in England. Not his best.

Louise-Michel (2008) A very strange French film, but sometimes in a good way. I like Yolande Moreau the main actress and her offbeat social-realism.

From Prada to Nada (2011) Silly, silly, silly. 

Death at a Funeral (2007) One of those British comedies where a family gets together and hilarious chaos with pseudo-meaningful undertones ensues. 

La première étoile (2009) Comedy about a black family from a housing scheme going on its first skiing holiday. A bit better than it sounds.

That's What I Am (2011) Another strange film about not fitting in at high school. The red-headed boy is memorably gangly.

Billy Elliot (2000) I didn't see this when it first came out. I was underwhelmed both by the dancing and the underdeveloped storyline.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) I watched this with Z who has read all of the books. He tells me that the book was better. That's ma boy.

Mars Needs Moms (2011) This is a terrible film. They used some sort of experimental animation technique and it's rubbish.

Juno (2007) Great film. I loved everything about it, especially the quirkiness of Juno herself.

..... to be continued


deborah said...

I enjoyed Death at a funeral but found Billy Eliot very boring mainly because Julie Walters does nothing for me.
This was confirmed when she read her autobiography on radio 4 ... almost as bad as John Major ... drone drone.

Lesley said...

I quite like Julie Walters. She was good in Educating Rita - but her performance in Billy Elliot was not memorable (ie. I had completely forgotten about her role in the film).