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.
“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.