Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy!
Road to Perdition (05/03/12)
Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman’s son witnesses what his father does for a living.
What an utterly beautiful film. I was just a little bit floored when the film ended. I adored everything from just how beautiful it was shot to the stunning score from Thomas Newman. Tom Hanks’ performance was beautifully understated. I am pretty sure he’s up there in my favourite actors of all time list.
I was honestly amazed by how stunning the film looked. The colour palette and the cinematography was just perfect. Really makes me look forward to Sam Mendes’ Skyfall even more. Very excited to see what he does with Bond.
Back to this film. It is a gangster film. But it’s not. That’s just the backdrop for the real story. The relationships between fathers and sons. Though saying that, the final shoot out scene in the rain was absolutely stunning. And don’t get me started on the final, final scene. I honestly wasn’t expecting that to happen as Sullivan was looking out of the window. I did wonder where Jude Law’s character had gone. Just figured, he’d skulked off.
I’d quite happily watch this film again. If I can say that just moments after I’ve seen the film, that’s the sign of a good film in my eyes.
Read on to see all the films watched this year…
17 Films so far this year
- The Tourist 1/5 (02/01/12)
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 5/5 (03/01/12)
- World’s Greatest Dad 2/5 (14/01/12)
- Haywire 3/5 (19/01/12)
- Dead Snow 3/5 (20/01/12)
- The Artist 5/5 (21/01/12)
- Priest 2/5 (05/02/12)
- The Muppets 5/5 (15/02/12)
- Faster 4/5 (19/02/12)
- Chronicle 4/5 (22/02/12)
- Safe House 4/5 (24/02/12)
- Reservoir Dogs 4/5 (25/02/12)
- This Means War 4/5 (02/03/12)
- The Royal Tenenbaums 3/5 (03/03/12)
- Reign of Fire 3/5 (04/03/12)
- Dear John 2/5 (04/03/12)
- Road to Perdition 5/5 (05/03/12)