Letterboxd Reviews: February 2012

My Letterboxd account documents what films I am watching, usually films for the first time but occasionally a film I haven’t logged before.

Here’s a summary of the films I have watched this month, including a rating and short review for each.

This February I have watched 8 films:

Here’s what I thought of them:

Young Adult

“A great story and Theron is brilliant, but something is very much lacking and it could have been a lot more entertaining in places.”

The Hurt Locker

“Just wasn’t my type of film at all. Didn’t even enjoy Renner.”

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

“Using the horror of 9/11 as a back drop, this is a compelling tale about a young boy who is dealing with the loss of his father at the same time as his autism. A great story which deals with its matters greatly. and whilst the central character can be sometimes annoying, he is brilliant for a first time actor and the film as a whole really generates emotion.”

Chronicle

“Great found footage type film that deals with both this type of filming and the ‘superhero’ type genre very uniquely. A lot of background story going on so its much more in depth than I expected as well.”

Hunger

“I can understand why it is a highly acclaimed film, but it’s very painful to watch. A depressing situation that mainly consists of Fassbender’s character lying in bed dying for half of the film after having a 17 minute long conversation. Great acting and directing, but just genuinely not overly entertaining to watch.”

Carnage

“Very good to say it’s a 80 minute long conversation. One for the sofa and a duvet rather than a cinema though.”

Man On A Ledge

“Very mediocre. Enjoyable cast but not overly exciting.”

Love And Other Impossible Pursuits

“A really unique story that’s very emotional. Great acting – Natalie Portman is brilliant – and a genuinely interesting film as it focuses on a subject that is not often looked at. Really heart felt and truly admirable.”

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