My favourite pursuit, besides eating and sleeping, is going to to the cinema. I can't get enough of it; I would happily go every day. I frequently go twice a day. That sounds obsessive, but it's a loving relationship, I promise. YOU DON'T KNOW, YOU WEREN'T THERE.
Anyway, there are often so many films I want to see it gets hard to keep track so I'm going to start doing regular posts about upcoming releases. Mainly for myself, but some of you might be interested too. Think of this as a To Do List with benefits.
AMERICAN HUSTLE(everyone I know who works in film always writes titles in CAPS so I am going to do that too).
I've actually already seen this - I went to see it at the only cinema it was showing as a preview in central London - but it's in the list because it's not officially out for a couple of days. I was completely engrossed from start to finish, and it is a loooooong film. David O. Russell, of THREE KINGS, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, I HEART HUCKABEES, and shouting at Lily Tomlin fame, seems to have found his niche these past few years. Characters who are utterly flawed and struggling, but with whom we fall in love regardless. Difficult situations, Jennifer Lawrence in baffling yet brilliant woman-mode and Bradley Cooper as a man teetering on the edge of completely losing his mind. This time with bad hair. Also, the outfits are stunning. OH and Louis C.K. is in it, and it's based on events that actually happened!?