Working as a copywriter for a film-streaming company means I have to watch a lot of films. There are worse jobs.
Here are Tweet-length (140 character) synopses for six I’ve watched in the past week…
Now is Good
A young, dying woman scrolls a bucket list on her bedroom wall. It includes: shoplifting & having sex. She falls in love. Beautifully shot.
The Look of Love
Set in swinging 60s Soho, documenting Paul Raymond’s porn empire that apparently everyone thought was wonderful. *Skimming the surface*
What Maisie Knew
A child is torn between her divorcing parents – rock star mum & jet-setting dad. Viewed from Maisie’s naïve perspective. Touching and sad.
All Good Things
The rebellious son of a powerful real estate tycoon marries a beautiful working class student. And then kills her. Based on a true story.
The Kids Are All Right
Two lesbian mums raise their son and daughter in a happy home. But then the kids contact their sperm-donor-dad and everything turns to shit.
A girl is murdered. Two investigators (brothers) take on the case, make a BIG mistake and spend the film trying to rectify it. Fairy bleak.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
Trying to turn a dry, mundane comedy TV series into a blockbuster doesn’t quite work. A couple of one liners – but that’s it for the laughs.