I’m no film reviewer but I’ve seen a few recently which have surprised me so I though I’d write about them.

Exit Through the Gift Shop, a Banksy Film. My only preconception of this was that it was going to be about Banksy. This was one of the main reasons that I didn’t get around to watching it sooner. Not because I don’t like Banksy, I just think there are more interesting street artists. This film proves that in a good way. It’s not just about Banksy, it is a cleverly put together and a film which I will definitely watch again.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. This film is dark in many ways, but it’s one that is so creepy that it has stuck with me. The ending was bizarre however, there is no other way to describe it. I’m not sure it worked either, even in a bizarre way. The final scene is more in-keeping with the tone and recovers it.

One film which has done really well at the Golden Globes (if you care about anything other than Ricky Gervais’ opening monologue) is ‘The Social Network’ I was not hooked at all from the start, maybe it wasn’t sensational enough for me! Or maybe the story has been in the papers enough that a film seems a bit much and didn’t really add any new perspective to the narrative. If you don’t know the story it’s a great way to see it.

[I will almost certainly never write about films again. Lucky you]