Sunday, 18 September 2011
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Pinkie Brown and Nim Chimpsky.
Films of the Year
Now the Boyfriend and I often have long discussions on tube and bus journeys about how to rank the films we watch over the course of the year. There is a pretty reasonable chance that my list will change as it very often does. There are also some films that I'm really looking forward to seeing later in the year like Deep Blue Sea, We need to talk about Kevin, and Wuthering Heights. But I thought I'd share my favourites with you now anyway.
The drama comes from Joshua's growing awareness that he's in over his head and his attempts to extricate himself from the family. James Frecheville who plays Joshua (I had to look that up!) is very natural and gives the character a real naivety. Guy Pearce is also in it as the chief of police. It doesn't feel like an obvious role and I like that.
I'm not counting any classic films in the list. The Boyfriend and I have previously agreed that this is against the rules of making-lists-of-the-best-films-of-the-year. However if this were not the rule then I'd have included Jaws which we saw at the Roof Top Cinema on a night that it poured down with rain. And we also watched The Big Sleep at the BFI on New Years Day.
Now that I've pinned my colours to the mast I can sense a heated bus journey with The Boyfriend tomorrow. What do you think is missing from the list?