BRIDESMAIDS (2011) dir. Paul Feig: 5/10
24 Words or Less: I didn’t laugh once. But I found the theme of female loneliness poignant and moving.
Best bit: The day after, I thought, did I dream that argument about intimate bleaching? But I didn’t.
AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) dir. Mary Harron: 9/10
24 Words or Less: Blackly funny, horribly graphic, but so clever and such an interesting exploration of self-esteem and character in a postmodern context.
Best bit: The business card scene. ‘Look at that subtle off-white colouring. The tasteful thickness of it. It even has a watermark.’
BRAVE (2011) by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman & Steve Purcell: 7/10
24 Words or Less: I just DID NOT see the bear thing coming. So found it hard to connect with the story. Beautifully designed animation, hair’s amazing.
Best bit: Billy Connolly provides an excellent voice for his larger-than-life King.
LIFE 2.0 (2010) dir. Jason Spingarn-Koff: 7/10
24 Words or Less: One user remarks that Second Life is ‘the best and worst thing that ever happened to me.’ This film fascinatingly illustrates those extremes.
Best bit: The story of a relationship breakdown really impresses on you the fallibility of relationships that start online.