Aye so, keeping up this thing of writing down every book I read, film I watch and script I read, here’s the list of shit that kept me occupied in February. As you might notice, less scripts this time round, which is annoying, as I want to read more, I’ve just been a busy wee fucker, I guess.
Easily the best thing I saw was The Hunter, a beautifully moving film about a man hunting the last Tasmanian tiger. It looked amazing, and was full of pathos and depth. The worst thing I experienced was The Grey, which I thought was dross from start to finish. But then I have a problem with taking Liam Neeson seriously since Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon impersonated him so well in The Trip.
Oh, I also watched a shitload of 30Rock, which was great, and the first few eps of the Danish/Swedish drama The Bridge, which I thought was meh.
Books read for review
Neil Shubin, The Universe Within
Dan Rhodes, Marry Me
Esther Woolfson, Field Notes From a Hidden City
Johanna Skibsrud, This Will Be Difficult to Explain
Lucy Ellmann, Mimi
Amity Gaige, Schroder
John Jeremiah Sullivan, Blood Horses
Books read not for review
John Gordon Sinclair, Seventy Times Seven
Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr Ripley
Christopher Brookmyre, Bedlam
Julia Leigh, The Hunter
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Wreck It Ralph
A Serious Man
House at the End of the Street
Rust and Bone
The Virgin Suicides