There is no better way to spend a few hours than being lost in a film or in the pages of a book. So once I've posted these I will no doubt start scouring the dvd collection (yes, I'm old fashioned enough not to just stream everything).
It's Sunday, it's autumn, it's made for film afternoons/evenings!
Note that these are probably (definitely) not high brow, I read trash novels too. It's all escapism and sometimes you just want candy floss. In order not to have the longest blog post in history I've limited myself to five and made the rule that if these were on TV I'd make a special point of turning over to watch.
Amelie - loved this film from first viewing. For obvious reasons to any only child out there. And the music. See if you can spot what they did with the opening credits.
Dear Frankie - crying. Every. Single. Damn. Time. Plus, Gerard Butler was good once.
In Bruges - it is just not what I expected, the black humour sparkles. Plus, Colin Farrell was good once.
Casino Royale - full of plot holes but for the Eva Green character and the fact I grew up watching James Bond films with my dad I'll gladly waste an evening in the company of this. The "Bond song" and opening credits are amazing too.
Restless Natives - there were not many films where I could hear my accent as I was growing up. Unless it was as drunks on English TV shows. This is the kind of spirit I know exists in Scotland, that cheeky two-fingers up to the Establishment and you know what I'm going to say next - bet they would all be Yes voters!