Starring Tom Hanks and based on a true story, the first half of Captain Phillips is good. The story then moves on and I’m thinking, hmm, downhill from now on. How wrong I was! A stunningly tense and exciting second half culminates in a hugely emotional ending. It’s another film in which I end up in tears! Highly recommended.
Prisoners is a curious film centered on the abduction of two children. At two and a half hours it’s a long film for a thriller. Whilst the film held my attention throughout, it’s slow moving and low on tension (there’s no music!). The only bit of tension, at the end, involving a car race against time, seemed oddly out of place. Still, I enjoyed the film.
This was a rare visit to an Odeon cinema. Not a patch on an independent cinema such as the Curzon cinemas.
An absolute fabulous Woody Allen film with an astonishing performance from Cate Blanchett. Go see it! Interesting that they showed a trailer for the film just before showing the film! I closed my eyes.