Film Geek. Using Letterboxd purely as a way to keep track of all the movies I watch. Apologies for the lack of reviews and ⭐️ ratings...
As much as I devour classic cinema and foreign films, cheesy Christmas movies feel like just what I need at the end of 2020 - with their predictable plots, low stakes drama, and small town settings decorated in twinkle lights.
"It will all shake out. Meanwhile, I'm putting up more twinkle lights." - You've Got Mail.
A savvy bit of Sundance programming to show this on Australia Day... which made it that much more brutal to watch. The plot is simple, a revenge story set in 1800s Tasmania - but the history that surrounds it is anything but. At school in Australia, I was taught about the “settlement” of our country by the British and the “civilization” of the native people. It was only later that I learnt how many Aboriginies were murdered in the process.…
An interesting take on Ted Bundy, showing the story of his murder trials from the perspective of his first wife. The director doesn’t glamorize Ted, but you do understand why his wife was questioning her own gut instinct almost to the end. In terms of his serious roles, this is the best I’ve ever seen Zac Efron, and Lily Collins too. Because of this unique take, I imagine this film might be divisive... but it will definitely get you talking afterwards!