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Media Gluttony - January 2024

January has been a good month for movie watching, regular trips to the cinema and some good streaming opportunities. Here's a roundup of my media diet in January 2024
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Media Gluttony - January 2024

January has been a good month for movie watching, regular trips to the cinema and some good streaming opportunities. That was all capped off with a 9-hour flight, where I could catch up with three films back-to-back.

Here's a roundup of my media diet in January 2024:

  • Maestro | ⭑⭑⭑⭑
    Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan are excellent, the music is superb. (Review Here)
  • Leave the World Behind | ⭑⭑⭑⭑
    The end of the world as we know it, Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali make this more interesting, but the story struggles a little bit.
  • Saltburn | ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
    Divisive film, a lot of people didn't like it, I loved it. Berry Keoghan is off the scale in this one. (Review Here)
  • One Life | ⭑⭑⭑⭑
    Enjoyable tale of quiet Second World war heroics starring the always excellent Anthony Hopkins. Perfect Sunday afternoon viewing. (Review here)
  • Decision to Leave | ⭑⭑⭑
    Slightly odd Korean drama, with detective Hae-Joon investigating a mystery whilst handling the attention of an unusual woman.
  • Poor Things | ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
    Emma Stone is magnificent in this. Supporting cast is excellent and the direction from Lanthiamos is top notch. (Review here)
  • Fremont | ⭑⭑⭑⭑
    A gentle story. Loneliness and guilt explored through the eyes of an Afghani immigrant in the US. Excellent cameo from Jeremy Allen White.
  • The Kitchen | ⭑⭑⭑½
    Dystopian London. Directed by Daniel Kaluuya and starring Kano. Gets an extra half a star for having Ian Wright in it. Story could have done with a bit more work.
  • The End we Start From | ⭑⭑⭑⭑
    This is the dystopia I need. Jodie Comer carries this brilliant story of survival in a flooded Britain. Top Class Soundtrack. (Review Here)
  • The Creator | ⭑⭑⭑⭑
    Stunning looking science fiction epic about a war with AI. Lots of Blade Runner and Children of Men references in here. Loved it more than I expected to.
  • Asteroid City | ⭑⭑⭑
    Great looking, but not as funny or as joined up as previous Wes Anderson movies. Loads of top star turns as usual, and superb visuals.
  • Corner Office | ⭑⭑⭑
    Watched on a plane, completely passed me by on its release. Dark Comedy from Jon Hamm, reminded me of Severance and Office Space.
  • Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning | ⭑⭑⭑⭑
    Ever reliable franchise. All the right stunts, car chases and fight scenes that kept me fully engaged.

Thats my first roundup of movies from 2024, you can see my full 2023 media diet here.

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