I think it's pretty cool that I can actually separate my regular journal and my incessant babbling about movies. This is very handy, indeed. I will have to begin compiling lists of movies worth reviewing; for the moment, though, I'm simply adding the ones I've seen most recently (within the past couple of months, say). Eventually I'll be motivated enough to do more than that. I hope.
[b][u][color=white]THE WINTER GUEST[/color][/u][/b]
I have to admit, I didn't even get through this one. I am a huge Emma Thompson fan, and to see her acting opposite her real mother was really quite something - plus they were being directed by Alan Rickman! - but... I need to give it another shot. It was dragging in ways I can hardly explain. And Phyllida Law's character was so grating that I couldn't tolerate her for much of a stretch. For now, this only gets a 5. I will give it another chance.
I hated this. But I think it's because I must've missed something. It's a tale of a woman who escapes to her editor's summer house in order to overcome her writer's block. Whilst there, she meets up with the editor's daughter and an array of odd people. There's sex and murder. And then it's over. I don't see how this got rave reviews, myself. Charlotte Rampling nearly put me to sleep.
Ashley Judd is just going to keep making the same movie over and over again, isn't she? In this one, she's a seriously flawed cop who gets promoted for who-knows-what-reason, and then every guy she's slept with in the past month (and there are loads of them) start turning up dead. Still, they let her stay on the case. It's ridiculous from start to finish, and, as one reviewer said, "The only mystery at any point of this movie is why you spent ten bucks to see it."