These are some of the films I’ve seen last year but never got around to reviewing them. I will have a lot more time to review films these next three weeks. I will post every day.

The Help

Don’t we just love these Far From Heaven types of stories of  kindness and change? The Help is a beautiful film, featuring an unbelievably fragile and moving performance by Jessica Chastain, my favorite role of hers even after the Oscar winning Zero Dark Thirty. One of my absolute favorite films of 2011.

I hope you write something good. Something you believe in.

You is kind. You is smart. You is important.

Eat my shit.

I may have trouble remembering my own name, or what country I live in, but there are two things I can’t seem to forget: that my own daughter threw me into a nursing home, and that she ate Minny’s shit.

Every day you’re not dead in the ground, when you wake up in the morning, you’re gonna have to make some decisions. Got to ask yourself this question: “Am I gonna believe all them bad things them fools say about me today?” You hear me? “Am I gonna believe all them bad things them fools say about me today? You hear me today?” All right? As for your mama, she didn’t pick her life. It picked her. But you, you’re gonna do something big with yours. You wait and see.

You know Hilly, if I didn’t know any better, I’d say you’ve been eating too much *pie*.

Maybe we should just build you a bathroom outside, Hilly.

We done been over this, Miss Celia. You’re supposed to eat in the dining room, that’s how it works. Here, let me take your plate back.
I’m fine right here, Minny.

I specifically said, “Drop old *coats* at my house”, not *commodes*!

Miss Leefolt got so much hairspray on her head, she gonna blow us all up if she light a cigarette.

You have a job here for the rest of your life. If you want it.

Isn’t that what all you girls from Ole Miss major in – professional husband hunting?

God says we need to love our enemies. It hard to do. But it can start by telling the truth. No one had ever asked me what it feel like to be me. Once I told the truth about that, I felt free. And I got to thinking about all the people I know. And the things I seen and done. My boy Trelaw always said we gonna have a writer in the family one day. I guess it’s gonna be me.

10/10

Everybody’s All American

What an underrated title. If only life was this easy and having a relationship and being a stayed at home mom and wife was enough for women of the 21st century. Jessica Lange portrays an All-American girl oh so perfectly.

8/10

The Babadook

Falsely advertised as a horror film, is in fact a breathtaking psychological drama. If you’re familiar with current Aussie films and tv series, you recognise Essie Davis, who proves what we already know, what a marvellously compelling actress she is. It’s one of those films you wish you could relive again. I have already recommended it to everyone I know, as it’s a awe-inspiring experience.

If it’s in a word. Or it’s in a look. You can’t get rid of The Babadook.

10/10

Take Shelter

A beautiful story that does not come around so often, beautiful scenery too.

I still take off my boots not to wake her.
I still whisper.

8/10

Night and the City

I haven’t seen the 1950’s version, so I cannot assess the plot, but despite Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange starring in it, it was not my kind of movie.

6/10

The Guilt Trip

There were a few fun scenes, especially the one when Barbara Streisand’s character tells her son to never take a hitchhiker as they may rape them. But the bloopers were funnier than the whole movie. I wish Barbara made more films these days, I’m okay even if all of them are comedies.

Now drink your fucking water before you drop dead from dehydration.

Promise me you’ll never pick up a hitchhiker.
I promise.
Good. They rape.

4.5/10

Before I Go to Sleep

Sadly, very disapointed with this one. Nicole’s bloodshot eyes are a special artribute of this film and it’s secret weapon.

5/10

If I Stay

I have to admitt, I only watched it for Mireille Enos, but it turned out to be slightly better than I expected. I haven’t read the book, so It was surprising to see how many people died in that accident, as I expected it to be more teen based and family friendly.

Life is this big fat gigantic stinking  mess, but that’s the beauty of it too.

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.

4.5/10

As Above, So Below

The main character is us unlikable as it gets, but the film itself meets all the horror requirements, not quite as well as The Pyramid does, but similar.

6/10

Snakes on a Plane

What’s with the big hate against this one? Wasn’t it fun when everyone got bitten? People who don’t like horror shouldn’t watch horrors, not complain about them. It was FUN, that’s what matters.

4/10

Ouija

What a misunderstanding. And there’s gonna be a second part. And Annalise Basso, the little girl from Oculus and Stand Up is gonna play the lead.

3/10

Horrible Bosses

Oversexed and not that funny. No one will ever convince me to see the sequel.

2/10

The Turning

Some stories better than others, easily forgotten as a whole.

6.5/10

Into the Storm

Suprisingly barable. A must for everyone who loves cathastophic genre.

4.5/10

Stage Fright

An absoute misunderstaning, one of the worst films I’ve seen.

0.5/10

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