January was an awesome month in film for me. I saw 15 films, more than I ever remember seeing, including The Great Beauty (the Italian film that won foreign film at the Globes, and bored the hell out of me – and I just read it won at Estonia’s film festival, which is disappointing), The Hunt (which should’ve won at both; and also depressed me more than any film ever while being ever so brilliant), Blue is the Warmest Colour (which was plain amazing and which I’ll review very soon), American Hustle (where they should’ve kept the original title American Bullshit), Drinking Buddies (Olivia Wilde was awesome and the mood was awesome, but something was missing) and Brave (which I watched in Norwegian, so half of it went by me, but watching it a lot of fun anyway).
I kicked February off with Breakfast at Tiffany’s, so I hope this month will be just as great in the film department.
By the way, did you notice that there were quite a few of foreign films? Plus I saw one more Danish film (Jeppe from the Mountain, since you asked)! I’m proud, too. Watching foreign stuff with Norwegian subtitles is really helping my language skills.
And I’ve been writing a lot of school assignments, which have been unbelievably useful – I now feel like I can list Norwegian as a language I can speak. Feels awesome!!
It’s not helping my identity/world crisis that I have less time left here than I’ve been. I’m going home to Estonia for three days this month because it’s literally less expensive to fly there to go to the dentist than to do it here, and I’m afraid of the homesickness and excited to see my parents, my dog and my friends – and to go to the cinema for 4x less money. Yep, I did the math.
Between this point and the last one, I finally gave in and watched Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary episode with my host brother (who’s as nerdy about Doctor Who as one gets). OH MY FREAKING GOD, IT WAS SO COOL!!!
I’ve only seen seasons 5 and 6, but I have a feeling that by March, I’ll have seen a lot more. I can’t help it.
Since I’ve been procrastinating so goddamn much today – I’m two weeks late to revising my NaNoWriMo novel – I’ll just go ahead and go now. It was really nice doing this and it feels great to be back from my hiatus.
I’ll leave you guys with four posts I read and loved today (while procrastinating):
I'm back to blogging after a two-year hiatus to focus on my studies. I didn't have Netflix for the first 17 years of my life, so I'm now eagerly catching up. I don't do drugs, but I do enjoy my films with a cold can of Coke. More about me.
It's the fantastic taste of Coke… but there's more. You'd drink this film until the end of times.
Great taste, fizzy and thoroughly enjoyable. Awesome!
It was good. Sure, it was good. But I thought it would be so much better.
I could have lived all my life without knowing this exists. Minimal kick.
Just like Diet Coke, this film was fake and horrible. Truly absymal to the point where it's insulting.