Letterboxd Reviews: June 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 June I have watched 9 films:

Here’s what I thought of them:

Friends With Kids

“A really well directed and written romantic comedy drama. Great debut from Jennifer Westfeldt. Brilliant cast, especially the lead duo, and the story is well played out with a very true-to-life plot. Really enjoyable.”

Snow White And The Huntsman

“Much better than this year’s Mirror Mirror. A great fairytale story with a really well fitting dark twist. Brilliant visual effects that compliment the film really well, and a well fitting cast that all play their parts superbly. Also, what a brilliant group of casting for the dwarves!”

TiMER

“Not an amazing film but I enjoy the plot line and how it plays out, still a good film to watch.”

The Woman In The Fifth

“I didn’t completely understand it at first, but in that sense it is a great mystery because it really does leave you questioning. Still, a pretty decent thriller that isn’t too intense but still very engaging. When you get chance to think about it there is a lot behind the mystery too.”

Pulp Fiction

“To be honest I don’t see what all the fuss is about, but I do now enjoy Tarantino’s films more. There are some great scenes, some great actors, and a brilliant script. But it’s not something I’d watch to be entertained.”

The Life Aquatic

“Enjoyed the Wes Anderson feel to it but apart from that I really don’t know what to think. It was enjoyable but I wouldn’t recommend it. Great casting though, especially Willem Defoe and Owen Wilson.”

We Need To Talk About Kevin

“I can’t believe it took me until mid-2012 to see this one, but then its hard to find appeal in a story about “the mother of a teenage sociopath”. But what a brilliantly directed thriller this is. The story is played out in a really interesting way, constantly leaving you guessing how it will progress all the while building up for its shocking finale. With superb acting from the film’s leads, with Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller both giving excellent performances, We Need To Talk About Kevin is powerful, tragic and intensely dark, but incredible nonetheless. Even after many re-watches this leaves me stunned for ten minutes after it has finished.”

10 Things I Hate About You

“A brilliant rom-com that isn’t too much of a chick-flick. Funny, entertaining and a brilliant soundtrack. Love the young Gordon-Levitt and Ledger combination too. One of my favourite teen films that will never get old.”

Prometheus

“Despite the negative reviews I read beforehand, I bloody loved it. A great sci-fi that is full of suspense, the kind of horror that Scott’s Alien films are all good for, and there were pretty decent visuals throughout. Brilliant acting with an excellent cast and, whilst it wasn’t a direct prequel, I felt that the story line was very strong enough to set the film up as a stand alone film as well as being part of the Alien franchise.”

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