March 2011 films

Well, my first half a months attempt at watching a film a day (Film 365) hasn't gone badly. I've certainly watched a lot more films in the past 19 days than in either January or February. Below is a full list:
  • Rango (2011) - 3.5 stars
  • Jindabyne (2006) - 3 stars
  • Ginger Snaps: Unleashed (2004) - 4 stars
  • Before Sunset (2004) - 4 stars
  • Fast Food Nation (2006) - 4 stars
  • The Adjustment Bureau (2011) - 4 stars
  • Nacho Libre (2006) - 2.5 stars
  • Appaloosa (2008) - 2.5 stars
  • Nicholas Nickleby (2002) - 4 stars
  • Wild Hogs (2007) - 3.5 stars
  • 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) - 3 stars
  • Far from Heaven (1955) - 3.5 stars
  • Pieces of April (2003) - 4.5 stars
Now, officially I should have watched 19 movies, but have actually only managed 13. That's a lot better than I was expecting to manage though, so I'm fairly happy! At this rate, I might even actually manage to watch all those movies I recorded months ago... I am making a good start!

The other thing that made me happy is a lot of these movies were actually really good. Nearly half have scored 4 or more stars, meaning I've quite enjoyed a lot of what I've watched. And none have scored less than 3, meaning nothing dire has been watched. Of course, that means choosing a Film of the Month and Film not to waste your time is a lot harder.

Although there are plenty of 4-star movies here I'd highly recommend (I really did love Ginger Snaps: Unleashed and Before Sunset), Pieces of April just nudges ahead of them to win Film of the Month. It's a total breath of fresh air, and really makes you care about characters that, in other movies, you would hate. I'd happily watch this again, and more than once.

Film not to waste your time on is harder. I wouldn't specifically warn against any of these movies. I would lightly suggest, though, that Appaloosa and Nacho Libre are perhaps not as memorable as the others. It's tough to pick between the two as both are basically as unmemorable as the other. I'm plumping for Appaloosa simply because I can remember a bit less about that film's plot. And as I only watched the movie a week and a half ago I shouldn't have to re-read my own review to remember what the movie was about.

Film of the Month: Pieces of April
Film not to waste your time on: Appaloosa

No. of Film 365 films watched: 13/ 365
Target no. of Film 365 film to have watched: 19/ 365

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.