MOVIES 2017: february

things i've not seen before, new & old 🎬
  1. 1.
    the final girls (2015)
    my friend loaned me her dvd copy and it remained on my shelf for about a year; i finally watched it on netflix a month after i let her have it back. it was super fun!
  2. 2.
    loving (2016)
    so subtle, unassuming, visually stunning and incredible performances from joel edgerton and ruth negga. i adored the five second michael shannon cameo, nick kroll, and the way the story always stayed on the lovings; the court and legal proceedings always felt secondary to them, their relationship, the way they continued despite the restrictions placed on their relationship. jeff nichols, u the man.
  3. 3.
    john wick: chapter 2 (2017)
    KEANU REEVES IS 52. HOW IS HE 52?! i saw this on valentine's day with my best boy pal whilst my husband was at a football match. it was RIDICULOUS. i really enjoyed the first movie (it took me by surprise- totally not the type of thing i'd enjoy ordinarily) and this was like that, but on speed.
  4. 4.
    fences (2016)
    i really enjoyed this; several people i know who did see it said they disliked how stagey it felt though i like how well it'd been transferred from play to film feature (containing largely in one space, people leaving scenes etc). denzel was brilliant but damn, viola!
  5. 5.
    moonlight (2017)
    one of my biggest regrets of 2016 was not seeing this during its brief run at london film festival so i'm pleased that i finally got to experience it now it's on general release here in the U.K. holy shit, though, right? how can something be that powerful and important and beautiful and emotional and AMAZING? i've thought about nothing since i saw it last night.
  6. 6.
    christine (2016)
    such a sad story but an interesting look into the life of a journalist who killed herself live on air in the 70s. rebecca hall was phenomenal.