I’ve really enjoyed April. It was an excellent film month, with the first two big summer releases and a couple of excellent smaller features. I went to the cinema five times this month, so all the films are in the Top 5. Enjoy:
5. The DuffClever and refreshing take on the high school experience, but very American and few too many inconsistencies for me to really enjoy. Its relatable, enjoyable and its message is strong, if not as rounded and wide reaching as it may have wanted.
The Tale of Princess Kaguya reaches for the heavens, but falls just short of the moon.
Fast and Furious 7 is certainly a rousing send-off to a most enjoyed film franchise, and one of its most beloved performers.
This film is not only a deep. thoughtful and subtly real depiction of life’s misgivings, but it is also a joy to watch. While We’re Young is full of humour and joviality but it laced with the poisonous sting of real life. Baumbach is making a habit of masking fiction as reality, and it is a habit I hope continues.
Age of Ultron has an abundance of action and a plethora of puns. The jokes come thick and fast, framing most interactions, and these are expertly gauged.
The story is excellent, the villain is legitimately scary and the characters as charismatic as ever. Avengers: Age of Ultron is the best Marvel film, and maybe the best superhero film to date. It is certainly the most entertaining.
What did you love this past month? With May shaping up to be a stellar month, what are you most looking forward to seeing? Let me know your thoughts on these and anything else in the comments below, or at Twitter @WilsonReviews!