I am a huge film fan and absolutely love going to the cinema! Recently though, I’ve started going a lot more as I have invested in an Odeon Limitless Card. So now me and my friend Maisie go weekly under the pretense of ‘research’ towards our careers which it kind of is but it’s also just a lot of fun. I then also go with family and sometimes by myself (no shame) in between our weekly trips.
Here is a list of what I’ve been to see this month and my humble opinion on the films to help you maybe decide what’s worth a watch or not.
A Simple Favour – I saw this film first right at the start of the month but it’s still my October favourite. I think it even got a special mention in a previous post about what to watch this Autumn because it really is SUCH a good film. It’s a dark humoured, twisting thriller that keeps you in suspense and with a brilliant cast, I would so recommend seeing this film!
Night School – Maybe it just wasn’t my humour but I didn’t love this film. I much prefer subtle, dry, British humour and this was very much a loud, crazy style of funny. It was entertaining in places but I’m pretty glad I didn’t have to pay to see it…
Venom – The character of Venom is one of the greatest characters in the Marvel Universe (according to an official poll not me) so there was a lot of hype surrounding this movie and of course, Tom Hardy. I did enjoy it but I very much took it at face value. The story jumped a lot and was a bit jarred at times but if you watch this purely for an exciting, dark, anti-villain film then you’ll have a good time.
First Man – I find the whole Moon and space race story fascinating and unbelievably crazy that astronauts of the time were willing to risk their lives to go into the unknown, not knowing if they were going to come back. This film captures that feeling perfectly and is really beautifully filmed and directed. It’s somehow epic and gentle at the same time with Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstrong at the centre of the action. I found myself so involved in the film, it really did take me to the Moon!
A Star Is Born – So this film was wayyyy more emotional than I thought it was going to be. I really enjoyed the story and there were some absolute bangers of songs in there too. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are an acting duo I didn’t really believe in until I watched this but wow they pulled off some great roles. But if you go and watch definitely bring some tissues!
Bohemian Rhapsody – The sheer scale of this movie is incredible, the Live Aid scenes alone make this worth a watch. It’s an incredible story about such an interesting man, I loved it. I know the critic reviews for this film aren’t great but I thought it was very well told and it felt real, it didn’t ‘glossify’ the story of Queen.
I hope my little reviews and opinions have helped you decide what you might want to go and watch and let me know your thoughts on the films if you’ve seen any!