So we've got the Love Film service and we received DVDs through the post. But the problem recently is that I haven't been enjoying many of them.
Here is a quick sample of recent picks:
Hannah Takes the Stairs - an American indie film in the little known genre called "Mumblecore". The sound is poorly mixed and the characters witter on about their nothing lives. I turned it off.
Somers Town - I've enjoyed Shane Meadows other films, but didn't warm to this one, perhaps because I knew it had started life as an advert for the Eurostar.
Blame It on Fidel - A French child suffers when her parents become revolutionaries. I found it hard to care.
The Baader Meinhof Complex - The Baader Meinhof gang are a minor obsession of mine, but this made a very interesting period incredibly dull.
Righous Kill - It should have been a warning sign that it was a film starring De Niro and Pacino that I'd never even heard of. Less than the sum of its parts.
There have been two that I have enjoyed
Mad Detective - very interesting film from Hong Kong about an ex-detective with mental powers that are great for detection but not for his own sanity. Like nothing else I've ever seen.
Six Shooter - a short film by Martin McDonaugh. Very funny in an odd, disturbing way.
So I'm looking for some recommendations. What have you seen that you've loved? I will watch pretty much anything, except chick flicks. It doesn't have to be new even.