October Sonata (รักที่รอคอย) (2009)

dir. Somkait Vituranich. A beautiful, sad, and beguiling Thai romance film, about a young seamstress/aspiring author and, her doomed love affair with an academic/political activist. Some interesting parallels to Warren Beatty’s REDS (1981). The production design is superb, and completely evocative of 1970s Bangkok. The attention to detail in the costumes, the cars, and the…… Continue reading October Sonata (รักที่รอคอย) (2009)

Fish Tank (2009)

dir. Andrea Arnold. Mia (Katie Jarvis) is a fifteen year old girl, living with her neglectful mother, and her eight year old sister Tyler in a council estate in East London. Angry and friendless, Mia escapes through alcohol and hip hop dancing. Her difficult life is made more challenging when her mother takes on a…… Continue reading Fish Tank (2009)

Up In The Air (2009)

dir. Jason Reitman. Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) travels around the USA, sacking employees of large companies on behalf of employers. He is joined by young tech-savvy Natalie Keener (Anna Kendrick), to see first hand how the work is done. I love watching Clooney flirting with Alex (Vera Farmiga), comparing loyalty cards, and bonding over their…… Continue reading Up In The Air (2009)