Hey girl, I need to ask you to go to the cinema and watch The Place Beyond the Pines. I know, it's a big ask but trust me. I would like to watch it at least three more times, and not just for the obvious reasons. Best film. Best film! A multi-layered, epic trilogy that avoids the Hollywood norm of everything having to be black and white, good or bad. It was so fantastic that it's made me go silly and I can't compose a sensible review of it. Here's one I liked and would have written if I could think straight.
I also need to ask you to not bother seeing that film where both Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones are psychiatrists and blah blah something about anti-depressants and share prices. I mean, had I known before watching it that it starred those two, I would have quickly realised it was going to be lame. But I just scanned the listings and critics seemed to love it. I wasted two hours and £10 - I don't want the same fate to befall you. Watching it did, however make me appreciate what Derek Cianfrance did with a $15 million budget in The Place Beyond the Pines, versus the $30 million budget of Side Effects. Twice the budget, less than half the film.