I am an absolute film fiend, and I would love to be able to discuss and review films that I've recently seen with you guys here. Equally so, I would love to hear about how you view the films I've seen, your opinions on other films and recommendations for other members.
Keep spoilers to a minimum if possible
For those interested, my favourite films I've ever seen are:
2. Silence of the Lambs
4. American Beauty
5. The Fly
Worst would be:
1. Epic movie....truly awful. Just not funny.
To start off, I'd like to review favourite film of all time:
This film had me hooked very quickly. To sum it up, it's a film about heroin addicts in Scotland. Sounds bleak, but the whole story pans out like a rather morbid comedy. Up until the start of the second act, one might even think the film is actually a film praising heroin and substance abuse in general. However, after this point, it's clear that the film isn't in favour of addiction. The remainder of the film charts the decline and even redemption of the characters.
Particularly notable elements would include the refusal of the film-makers to pass judgement on most addicts and the soundtrack. The characters are, for the most part shown to be more like victims of their vices rather than evil, as would often be shown in American films on the same subject. The main exception would be the 'clean' Francis Begbie, who is instead addicted to violence. He is a menancing figure, and perhaps it is the fact that is just him, not substances, that causes his actions that makes him all the scarier.
Clever and witty, yet disturbing and saddening in equal measure, Trainspotting as a top notch film, and my favourite of all time.
So...discuss, review and share
P.S. I do intend to comment more here than I have been recently. Been busy to say the least, but I'd love to be able to post a review of each film I see from this point onwards. I currently have Red Dragon, Psycho and The Wrestler in my 'to-watch' pile of DVDs, so hopefully I'll get onto one of those soon.