- Once (2006) - 3 stars
- Stakeland (2010) - 3.5 stars
- Mirror Mirror (2012) - 4 stars
- Did you hear about the Morgans? (2009) - 2 stars
- Senna (2010) - 4 stars
- Bad Education (2004) - 4 stars
- Jane Eyre (2011) - 3 stars
- The Awakening (2011) - 3.5 stars
All this does make Movie of the Month pretty hard. There are three 4-star movies - Mirror Mirror, Bad Education and Senna. As far as I can tell most critics and reviewers hated Mirror Mirror, but I still loved it. It was just such an easy watch. Senna was also well told, and although the ending was odd, I can hardly blame that on the filmmakers. I think my Film of the Month is going to go to Bad Education though, for being the film I perhaps expected to like least out of the three, and the one that surprised me most with its uniqueness and mysteriousness.
Film not to waste your time on is much easier. Whilst many of this months movies received average 3-star reviews, only one got a lower rating - and that was Did you hear about the Morgans? And it fully deserves the review I gave it. Time has not made me feel any more positive about this movie, and when I think back on them, the characters annoy me even more than when I first watched the film. I wonder if I can retrospectively lower a star rating for characters that still grate, 3 weeks after watching a movie...?
Film of the Month: Bad Education
Film not to waste your time on: Did you hear about the Morgans?