30 Days of Film: Bel's day 1

| Posted by Bel | The time is 3.16pm here in Wellington NZ |

The best film you saw during the last year

Ooooh tough call. 2010 was a good year for movies!
Let me think about the films I have watched more than once in the last year...

Black Swan

I am firmly in the Loved It camp.

I am a big fan of both Aronofsky and Portman (let alone Vincent Cassell). Also my years working in the home of New Zealand's national ballet company has softened my heart towards to this crazy extreme sport. Because what else could you call something that requires you to perform on the tips of your toes?


I was lucky enough to see a preview screening of this, and then had to drag my husband along to the cinema a week later because I couldn't handle not talking about it in front of him. My spoiler-ridden review is here.

Some of the gloss of its intricate plot was recently taken off when I read a tweet saying "Why didn't Michael Caine just bring the kids over to France to where Leo was?". What?! Oh. Oh. Hmmm.

I realise those are two big obvious choices, but let's face it they both kicked ass.

Oooh Kick Ass! I saw that at least twice!

(I was so shocked when I clicked that he was the guy from Nowhere Boy.)

3 thoughts on “30 Days of Film: Bel's day 1”

  1. Nowhere Boy! Now that is a film that I liked! I thought it was quite marvellously cast, and Anne-Marie Duff played Julia exactly as I imagined her.

    I spent the entire time watching Kick Arse thinking that girl with the mask whose name I forget would be a perfect Halloween costume for Louis' little sister - in looks and mannerisms. Deadliness, more of a stretch.

  2. HIT GIRL!!

    Confession: I did not the exact details of the story of John Lennon's mum & aunty and what happens so when they go from that scene with them all in the backyard chilling on the deckchairs, to ...um... you know - I was truly shocked and upset and bawled my eyes out. (Shame.)