My top 10 films of 2013

Some really good films appeared this year, and yet again it's been difficult to select the final 10. But without further ado, here they are, with links to longer opinions if you want to take a peek. Number 10 - Behind the Candelabra Blingingly touching story of Liberace and his relationship with a younger man, … Continue reading My top 10 films of 2013

The worst films I’ve seen in 2013

As ever with this annual list, these are probably not the worst films, but the ones which have angered, irritated or disappointed me the most this year. Click the film title where there's a link to find out what I thought just after seeing the film. Number 5 - Renoir Airy fairy nothing happens not … Continue reading The worst films I’ve seen in 2013

Soshite Chichi Ni Nara – Like Father, Like Son

Two Kore-eda films in one year is a bit of treat! - (see here for the other). Again this features children, but this time the adults are much more present than in I Wish. Essentially, two sets of very different parents discover that their sons were swapped in hospital just after they were born, and … Continue reading Soshite Chichi Ni Nara – Like Father, Like Son

Enough Said

It's really nice to come across a film about relationships which doesn't involve a lot of screaming and shouting, and which actually shows some of the anxieties of trying to date in middle age, after the days of youthful exuberance have passed. That's exactly what Enough Said brings to the table. The insecurities of the characters … Continue reading Enough Said