May 2014 – Flattered grin, followed by a dashful half smile

Having had to cut down on films last month in order to complete the West Highland Way, I returned to the cinema with a vengeance in May in order to catch up on everything I’d missed.

I caught Next Goal Wins, Frank, The Wind Rises and The Two Faces Of January at the first press day of the month, enjoying the first two before having my patience tested by the others. This was followed a fortnight later by Godzilla, Postman Pat: The Movie, Fading Gigolo, Venus In Fur and Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, none of which made a particularly large impression.

I also saw Bad Neighbours, the latest and in my opinion best comedy from Nicholas Stoller, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, a film which defied all expectations by being really rather great, and Maleficent, which was almost as disappointing as X-Men was surprising. I should have a review of A Million Days To Die In The West online in the next few days.

Meanwhile, having written a chronological ordering of the extant X-Men movies in the months prior to its release, I took the opportunity after having finally watched Days Of Future Past to re-evaluate the franchise as a whole.

Now, however, it’s all eyes on June, with the Edinburgh International Film Festival set to begin anew on the 18th of next month. I hope to see some of you there.

Film of the month: X-Men: Days Of Future Past 3D

 

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About popcornaddiction
I am a psychology graduate, a News Writer for HeyUGuys/BestforFilm and, most importantly, a hopeless popcorn addict.

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