Catching up with films
Since we started the Extreme Film Society, and are discussing films almost daily in the run-up and throughout the evening, I’ve begun to realise just how few films I have watched. I’ve always been a little behind the times when it comes to movies – and am very open to an awful ‘stuck-in-my-ways‘ habit of watching and re-watching my favourites, rather than branching out and trying something new. I blame my ‘lack of time‘ and ‘I’m too tired to watch a film during the week‘ for why I don’t watch many films – but now I really want to kick these excuses and start watching those classics that everyone has seen, and the ones that are waiting for me on our Netflix wishlist.
I clearly do have time during the week – if I leave work on time I’m home and plopped on the sofa by 5.45pm (though to be fair, that almost never happens…!). Even if I had an early night that would still leave me with a good 4 hours to make dinner and watch a movie – and yet I catch up with emails, blogs, the news, watch an episode of Man vs. Food, some other programme and oh look, it’s bedtime. So going forward I will watch those films that I’ve heard of but never seen. That list of Woody Allen movies that are so important, which I have never found the time to watch. The French films that catch my eye, the re-makes of infamous Shakespeare stories, the films about domestic violence and sport and politicians and homicide.
Here is how I’m going so far:
Are there any movies that I simply have to watch? Have you seen any of these films?