After family filled festive frolics, yesterday was missus and my first chance to inhabit the sofa without any interruption. As a result:
Seven Psychopaths - 6.5/10. Both huge fans of In Bruges, and had expected (hoped for?!) similar style of dialogue and comedy here. It's there in flashes, but a very different film on the whole. Sam Rockwell is excellent, and Christopher Walken does what Christopher Walken does very well. Moments of brilliance interjected with extended periods of trying too hard.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale - 6/10. A recommendation from a work colleague who is the resident film nerd. Quirky but likeable telling of a Finnish Santa myth that has Santa being not very nice.
Trance - 8/10. Given Danny Boyle's repertoire, I half expected this to be a club based film, and thus liked all club based films a bit shit. Instead, it's a fairly complex and twisty tale of hypnosis and a heist gone wrong. Well written and directed, James McAvoy continues to sound a bit strange when he speaks in his own natural accent. Recommended.