I realized I needed somewhere to dump my views on film other than on my friends at the pub. So I decided to write them all down, as they come to me, perhaps incoherently.
These are not reviews, because they are written in the first person, have no structure, and give away major plot points. They’re more discursive than objective assessments, and offer observations more than judgements, in general.
About me: I’m 23, male, live in the UK and work in journalism.
My favourite films? Hard to say, but a longlist would include Hunger, Hot Fuzz, Lost in Translation, Four Lions, The Darjeeling Limited, Waltz With Bashir, This Is England, Les 400 Coups, Baisers volés, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Trois Couleurs trilogy, Up in the Air, Marie Antoinette, Inherent Vice, The Cabin in the Woods, Drive, Clerks, Scream, In Bruges, Sunshine and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
My favourite directors include Shane Meadows, Sofia Coppola, Paul Thomas Anderson, François Truffaut, Paul Greengrass, Ben Wheatley and Nicolas Winding Refn, among others. Obviously I also like Wes Anderson, because who doesn’t, really? My favourite actor is Philip Seymour Hoffman. I also rate Joaquin Phoenix but he has a long way to go to compare. Bill Murray… Actresses? Winona Ryder, Emily Blunt, Felicity Jones, Kristen Stewart. But PSH was, and still is, the man.
I hate the vast majority of superhero films because I find them incredibly predictable. I don’t really bother watching remakes either, and usually only sequels that were planned before the original.