364 – 2014 in Film

Pompeii doesn't get mentioned once in this review - a tragedy

Pompeii doesn’t get mentioned once in this review – a tragedy

When I started this blog 363 days ago, my first post was my top ten movies of 2013. We’re at the end of another year, and I have seen more movies than ever before (according to my letterboxd summary I’ve watched over 1,000 hours of film¬†– yikes!), so it’s about time for another roundup of the state of cinema.

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230 – The Trip to Italy (2014)

the trip to italy

“Eh those Brits do things weird.” That was my jocular response when asked about The Trip to Italy – the new movie directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as slightly fictionalized versions of themselves. The film is an edited down version of a BBC series, that also serves as a sequel to 2010’s similarly condensed The Trip. Already this operation sounds so English, but let’s add in a healthy dose of dry humor to top it off. What we end up with is a pretty satisfying mixture.¬†

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