Hello there, I hope you're all enjoying the new year as much as I am so far! This upbeat attitude may have disappeared by next week as I'm still on festive leave from work... for a few more days. Until then, however, I'll continue to spend my free time as I have for the last few days - watching lots of films! Even more than usual in fact, with this series of posts in mind, obviously. To that end, here are my next selections:
Star Wars (1977 - 1983)
The Station Agent (2003)
Perfect Ten' score. I suppose little more information is required in order to convey how much I like it but sadly I think I may be alone in my appreciation of Tom McCarthy's début feature. It was made with a tiny budget, even by indie standards, and features few actors, but I found this tale of Peter Dinklage as a "simple, boring person" who just wants to be left alone touching in a way that so few films are. Maybe it's because I can relate to it, who knows? All I do know for sure is that I'm rarely calmer or more content when watching a film than when I'm watching this one. Dinklage's run as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones has earned him a good few new fans so hopefully a few of them will discover this fantastic gem as a result. (full review here)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
That's it for today but if you're intrigued as to the other films included in the list, come back soon for another five!