Every month, I post all the new-to-me films that I watched the previous month, and make rambly remarks that sort of resemble reviews, but not really.
I don’t fancy myself a film critic, but I do like talking about movies and sharing my love and appreciation for the really good ones. Not every film I see may fall into that category, but I’ve never regretted watching anything so far! So these aren’t so much critiques as little musings (hence the title). And when I say “new-to-me”, I mean movies that I’ve personally never seen before, not necessarily newly released.
For example, in September, I also watched the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films. But I’ve already seen these at least once before (or many times before) so they don’t belong on this list. Also, I just took it from my Pinterest – whoo, laziness!
This month is shamefully short, thanks to all my TV shows starting up again. Vow to do better in October. x)
3/5 ✦ – Watched 18 Sept 2014.
I thought it stuck pretty close to the book (though it’s been awhile since I read it). I think there are pros and cons to being a straight adaptation, and this was a mixed bag. I LOVED the aesthetics, they did fantastic with the greyscale/color aspect and the memories, and the main actors were very good (Streep and Bridges, hello). But it was missing a something (heart? passion?) that would have taken it from good to great.