A round up of the films I enjoyed in March that I think you might like too...
Sypnosis: The life and death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapxists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.
Why you should watch it: I actually watched this on Netflix when I was in Sydney but as it was International Womens Day on March the 8th I decided to include it in this month's round up as I believe it's a really important documentary and people who ask 'Why do we need a women's day?' should watch this film then ask themselves again.
It's a documentary about medical student Jyoti Singh who thought she was catching a bus home after going to the cinema to celebrate her exams. Instead she was brutally attacked and raped by 6 men for hours before being thrown out at the side of road like a bag of rubbish. This film interviews her family, an attacker, the families of her attackers, the police and the lawyers aswell as members of women's rights groups. It's a really hard watch and chances are you will probably tear up at the treatment of Jyoti and how women are regarded in India. We women in the Uk are so lucky to have so many laws and rights to protect us, I just hope India (and other countries like it) will eventually head in the right direction.
James Bond: Live and Let Die
Starring: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour.
Sypnosis: 007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.
Why I liked it: Back in October Jody dragged me kicking and screaming to see Spectre and much to my annoyance, I actually really enjoyed it (bar a few super cringy lines). As a result of this I decided to let Jody introduce me to some of his favourite Bond films with Live and Let Die being his number one choice. There's a bus chase, a speedboat chase, sharks, crocodiles some crafty murders and some creepy weird voodoo kinda shit and turned out to be quite an enjoyable watch. Now I'm not saying you should go out there and watching all 2billion of the Bond films but I am saying maybe give them a chance. Even if I didn't like it, I would still have earned some major GF points.
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Nate Torrence, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate.
Synopsis: In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.
Why I liked it: Basically a bunny cop tries to prove she's more than just a dumb bunny and teams up with a clever fox to investigate a missing animal case. Turns out it's WAY more complex than that. Zootropolis is definitely my favourite film of 2016 (so far). It's not just your usual Disney offering though, it's complex, funny and keeps you guessing the whole way through - Even Jody and I didn't guess the ending and we're normally pretty good at that. Underneath the Disney coating there's a serious message that we all need to remember from time to time - Not to judge a book by it's cover. Go see this film, it will change your life.
Fantastic Mr Fox
Starring: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Michael Gambon, Jason Schwartzman.
Synopsis: An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.
Why I liked it: For such a big animation fan, I'm not really sure why I've only just got round to watching Wes Anderson's 2009 offering 'Fantastic Mr Fox'. Wes Anderson has such a unique way of creating movies and his use of stop motion in Mr Fox is genius. It's a great take on the Roald Dahl classic, with so much detail poured into the puppets and scenery. The storyline sticks to the original but with a bit of Wes Anderson flair thrown into the mix. It's a visual delight and despite being a 'children's' film, I definitely think it's more for the adults in terms of wit and references. Why did it take me so long to see this movie?!?!
And that's it for the Cinema Club this month I guess! I haven't really watched that many movies and the majority of ones I did watch were re-watches. I'm also completely obsessed with Sons of Anarchy so when I have free time that's my go to!
Does anyone have any movie recommendations for me?