If it was difficult to look at March’s output, then it’s going to be like solving a Rubix cube wearing oven mitts for April.
At least March had the advent of actual new releases (remember cinemas? Those were the days…) April had no such luck, so I spent it looking back at older films, either some I may have missed in recent years, or some older films I’d never got around to seeing, either way, I’ve been keeping busy just to keep the content flowing nicely on here.
I also published my retrospective of Harry Potter, which was very successful (thanks to all those that read it!) so I’ll be producing some more writing in the same vein, just be mindful that these take longer to do than reviews, hence why I don’t do so many. I’m currently working on a Top 10 of Robin Williams’ best performances, that’ll be up at some point this month.
My review of the staged concert version of Les Mis was also popular, which tell me that there’s interest in a broader scope of filmed productions reviewed, I’ll be taking this on board too.
Film of the Month: 12 Angry Men (1957) – Directed by Sidney Lumet
As I say, April produced no new cinema releases, for obvious reasons, so picking a best film out of the older films I’ve reviewed is the order of the day, and it was a tough choice.
The Fisher King and Lady Bird run the race close, but I couldn’t deny 12 Angry Men, not only because of it’s incredible quality, but the fact that it hasn’t lost an ounce of said quality in 60+ years, it seemed the clear-cut winner.
It still remains to be seen as to when the cinemas will re-open, but until they do, I’ll be providing content on here for anyone willing to read it, I hope you all enjoy it!
Also, and this isn’t something I generally do, but I do have books available on Amazon of my collected reviews, my latest collates all my work under my previous name, and is available here on paperback: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Complete-Mr-Opinionated-2017-2019-Opinions/dp/B0857BFYQ5/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=mr+opinionated&qid=1588342367&sr=8-5
I have an audiobook version in production too, which will be available later this year, thanks for reading!