|Emmanuelle Riva in Amour.|
I do like this pre-Oscars time of year, when all the big films are out. Me and Mr That's Not My Age have been to the cinema quite a lot over the past few weeks, and last night, finally got round to seeing Michael Haneke's Amour. Which is superb. I seriously hope it wins an award or two. Rather than giving you a wordy report, here are my Twitter-inspired, 140-character film reviews:
Amour: poignant look at ageing & death. Wonderful acting. Set in gorgeous Parisian apt. Could be a play. Cried. Couldn't speak afterwards.
Life of Pi: loved this. Beautifully done. Better than the book. Had to watch in 2-D so I didn't get seasick.
Argo: brilliant film, still can't believe it's a true story. Ben Affleck is a very fine director, he looks better with shaggy hair & beard.
Zero Dark Thirty: remembered half way through that I don't like war films. And am not interested in who murdered Bin Laden. Sorry Kathryn.
Silver Linings Playbook: both Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper are fab. Very watchable. Uplifting film - though the ending's a bit corny.
Not sure we'll get round to Les Mis and Django Unchained - why all of a sudden is it de riguer for films to be two and a half hours long? Though having said that, Lincoln is next on our list. And I'm a big Daniel Day Lewis fan.
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