I sometimes tend to waffle on in some of my reviews, so I set myself this task. Could I review ten seemingly random films in ten words? Some old, some newer…less is more, after all- economy of language, etc. Have a go yourself- win a fabulous prize.*
Les Amants du Pont Neuf: Fireworks when two lost souls find each other, outside society.
This Is Spinal Tap: Evergreen genius rock star parody turns satire up to eleven.
The Sound Of Music: It’s okay, nobody can kill us if we dance about.
This Is 40: Impossibly beautiful and vacuous ageing hipsters whinge about their lives.
Titanic: Ultimate icebreaker-it’s an unsinkable classic… piece of mawkish shit.
Jaws: A reminder not to take your bathing costume on holiday.
Cabaret: Nazis, two ladies, green nail polish, Aryans, sex, bowler hats.
The Grand Budapest Hotel: Fiennes’ felonious fiendish fellow finds fun and form fully functioning!
ET: Wee rubber alien dude melts even hard-hearted cynics, getting home.
Paddington 2: Bear (sic) back- duffle coated and booted for box office takings.
*Prize is your sense of achievement.