I hope you enjoyed my first log for September, the post seemed to be received well so I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be continuing this series every month!
So without further ado, here is my month in movies for October, sorry it’s a little late. I may have watched less films than in September, but oh my word the ones in October got me all emotional!
October Log 2018:
September was all about the 80’s films, but all of the ones I watched in October were released this year. Surprisingly, given that it was Halloween, none of the films were horrors!
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018):
Date watched: 5/10/18
Thoughts: I was hesitant to watch this film when it was first released as it was so popular and everyone seemed to love it. I was scared that I’d not enjoy it as much as everyone, but how wrong I was! I absolutely adored this film, the actors were so brilliant and I shipped Lara and Peter so much. Also, can we talk about how cute Noah Centineo is please?!
I resonated with Lara so much, with her love for books and love for day dreaming, she definitely reminded me of what I was like in school and I thought Lana Comdor was an absolutely fantastic actor. I definitely need to read the book now, if it’s anything like the film then I’ll love it.
Date watched: 10/10/18
Thoughts: I did enjoy Venom, it’s a film I’ve been anticipating for years. When I found out that Tom Hardy was playing Eddie I couldn’t wait to watch it. I thought the film portrayed Venom really well and set the scene for future films brilliantly. Tom Hardy was epic and I loved his interactions with Venom, they were hilarious in parts.
However, I can’t help but feel slightly deflated by the film as a whole. I think it’s partly my fault as I’ve looked forward to it for so long and I definitely over hyped it for myself. But without giving the plot away, I was disappointed with the ending. The film seemed to build up and build up for a big finale that never happened. I was expecting more to happen, but instead the film ended and I was like oh, that thing that happened was the finale…
I loved Stan Lee’s cameo though – RIP ❤️.
A Star is Born (2018):
Date watched: 16/10/1994
Thoughts: Wow. What. A. FILM! I could be here all day talking about it. I was absolutely blown away by how fantastic A Star is Born was. It completely exceeded all of my expectations, and they were very high. I absolutely adore Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper so I knew I was going to love a film they both appeared in. They were both incredible, they’re both so talented in acting and singing.
I saw this film on my birthday and I don’t think I’ve ever cried so much and been moved by a film as this one before. I won’t spoil the plot, but it was absolutely heart wrenching. I went into watching it without a clear idea of the plot. This is the fourth remake of the film, but I chose to not google what happens in detail. The foreshadowing of the ending is so prominent and clever throughout. I had an inclination of what was going to happen, but when it did I was SHOOK. If you’ve seen it, then you’ll know what I mean when I say the dog 😭. Did you know the dog in the film is actually Bradley’s dog too? This just makes that scene even more gut wrenching and powerful.
This is easily one of my favourite films of 2018. The songs were incredible and I loved that some of my fave drags queens like Shangela were in it too. Most people wouldn’t have picked up on the importance of this, but if you know, you know. Lady Gaga is such a strong ally to the LGBT+ community and it’s great that actual drag queens were given parts in the film. Me and my boyfriend are avid watchers of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and got so excited at this!
Okay, I’ll stop now. I think you get the idea of how amazing this film was. Kudos to Bradley Cooper for directing it too, what a talented man!
The Hate U Give (2018):
Date watched: 24/10/18
Thoughts: I don’t think I could ever put into words how powerful and important this film is. I’m yet to read the book, but will definitely be picking it up soon. This is a film that needs to be seen by everyone. It’s upsetting in many parts, raw and so relevant to today’s society. It conveys such an important and emotional filled message that needs to be heard regarding white privilege, police brutality and race.
All of the actors, particularly Amandla Stenberg, who played Starr were absolutely fantastic. She’s so talented and was perfect for the role. It was an emotional and moving film that will leave you lost for words.
I saw it with my lovely friend Linda, from Linda’s Little Library while she was on holiday in Wales.