Friday, 4 May 2012

Film Friday

Please forgive me for a rushed post. It's Friday and my brain is barely working. Just wanted to share what I've been watching recently.

Requiem For a Dream 

This film has to be one of the most disturbing I've ever seen. It covers addiction in many guises and looks at the inevitable destruction it causes as it takes control. I ended up watching this because I was scrolling through the IMDB top 250 and this was the first one I hadn't seen. Definitely not a film for the faint hearted. I enjoyed it and the clear anti-drugs message that it gives but perhaps I should have watched it with someone else as I was a little scared of my fridge for a while. All will be explained when you watch it for yourself...

Oh, it's not all in black and white by the way. Just the picture I chose!

Blue Valentine

This is as romantic as I'm prepared to go at the moment (i.e. not very). Don't be fooled by the presence of the beautiful Ryan Gosling; Blue Valentine isn't a film about perfect endings and romance. It shows the troubles within a deeply fractured relationship and how things can go so quickly from seemingly perfect to completely broken. The flashbacks to younger days (seen in the picture above) are cute and did make me feel a little emotional but the main plot follows Gosling and Williams as they are married with child and wondering whether they should stay together. The deterioration of the relationship over time is truly sad, especially when the hard times are cleverly interspersed with the early days between them. I think Blue Valentine has a good mix of sadness, humour and just enough raw emotion to make you think about it afterwards. I really enjoyed watching this. Films which make me wonder what I should be thinking are always good in my opinion.

Note: I am not a film reviewer, I am merely writing my brief opinion on things I've seen when I've been lazing around. Don't judge me!

Any good films you could suggest? (Apart from horrors urgh)
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