I use spreadsheets. There I've said it. Lots of them. I find out what films are being released, jot down the ones I want to watch, add them to my Lovefilm queue (that's if I can't see them at the cinema and believe me 90% of the time that has to be the case) and I feel like my world has order.
So, Friday is new film day and basically these are the latest films to be added to that ever expanding list. Have I mentioned how much I like lists? It's starting to become a worry.
Animal Kingdom (David Michod)
Winner of a Grand Jury prize at this years Sundance Film Festival, David Michod's debut feature about a dysfunctional crime family on the verge of imploding has me rather excited; Peter Bradshaw's 4 star review in the Guardian has only whetted my appetite:
It is a tense, violent and supremely watchable crime drama, set in the bluecollar-gangland of Melbourne and starring Guy Pearce and Ben Mendelsohn, reviving memories of Eric Bana in Chopper and Scott Roberts's Australian heist thriller The Hard Word.Sounds like just my cup of tea.
This Oscar nominated documentary has recently been shrouded in controversy with questions being asked about who really directed the feature, check out this article at Salon for the full debacle.
It does sound a bit like Oscar fodder, An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit...but hey, maybe that's what I need on a Sunday afternoon
Now, I admit, this one I wasn't so sure about for a long time until I relented and I just know I'm going to be disappointed. Howl, the poem that is, meant so much to me as a young, moody teen and I've probably got blinkers on when I read some of the negative comments coming out about this film...la la la not listening.
Ah, who knows, maybe I'll be surprised.
So, that's my lot this week. Anything coming out in your neighbourhood that you may venture out to watch?