I saw a tweet that said November is like the Thursday of the year and I felt that. December is finally here!
November was good. I had an anxiety-ridden week which was tough, but had lots of happy days with my friends and family, visited Christmas markets, had afternoon tea, a lot of cinema trips and overall, nothing bad happened. Here are some of my other highlights.
Widows Makes Me Want to Invite Daniel Kaluuya to Rob Me
I caught Widows at the beginning of the month and really enjoyed this female-led heist. It’s a Steve McQueen film, written by Gone Girl and Sharp Objects author Gillian Flynn, so it’s smart and stylish, filmed beautifully and gets top points for representation. What I loved most was the terrific cast, in particular the transcending, gorgeous British actor Daniel Kaluuya as ruthlessly terrifying Jatemme.
But the film isn’t what I’m classing as my favourite of the month, it’s this article written by a brilliant, hilarious, young writer Hunter Harris. Since I read it I’ve followed her on Twitter and not regretted it.
Her article gives Kaluuya the credit he deserves, while also being very funny. Here’s my favourite line:
“He is so compelling, so talented that if all he could offer would be waving to me at my husband’s funeral, I’d marry the next boy to ask me out on a date just so I could be widowed. Thank you, Steve McQueen, for this honor.”
Back on Letterboxd
Although it’s not really being ‘back’, when I didn’t stay long in the first place. I’ve logged back into my Letterboxd account, deleted all my previous ratings and reviews from over 7 years ago and I am determined to use it a bit more.
I like to be organised and Letterboxd is the best tool for organising films. At the end of the year I jump on the bandwagon to make my top 10, so using this site should make it easier to select my final list. I can also follow friends and view their lists. Follow me!
Thank U, Next
This video speaks for itself. It’s my contender for the Academy Award Best Pic.
Tessa Thompson in Creed II
Let me know what you’ve been loving this month too.