Sunday, January 13, 2013

In the Dark

With a few different arrangements of friends, beverages and pre- and post-dining, I have see a few movies in the last few days. There have been resulting discussions about the merits and meanings of some.

The word 'fantasy' was used amongst the superlatives about this one. Discussion as to whether communities such as this do exist in America did not achieve consensus. Personal rating - weird but compelling.

Barely a story with this one. Basically some actors being old people and Billy Connelly being Billy Connelly. A packed theatre of mostly an older demographic who found it hilarious. Personal rating - some nice music, final credits very interesting, should have given it a miss as advised.

Lots of bloody murders on a tour of rural Britain, plus a cute dog. Personal rating - very funny despite all the gory ends which would usually horrify me, how did they mess with my mind like that?

An enjoyable movie. It was only a day or two later when I was explaining to a friend about how it was four strangely unrelated stories that I had a lightbulb moment and I realised what Woody was getting at and how they were all in fact a different take on the same theme. Personal rating - brilliant, with great shots of Rome.


  1. Yes, fans are great to have and, in our younger days, groupies, but methinks this little star-struck person whose English is second to his/her's mother tongue does over-gild the lilly. Beware!