January Wrap Up – Movies

Jasper Jones – I was so excited to see this pop up on Netflix at the end of last year. I am a huge fan of Craig Silvey’s writing so was keen to see one of his books transformed into film. I love films set in Australia, and this did a great job of capturing the feel of a sleepy country town in Western Australia. This is worth a watch if you enjoy Australian film, or if you were a fan of the book and would like to see it translated to screen.

Adrift – I love disaster movies and survival movies. Any situation where characters are forced to battle the elements to survive? I’m there. This was based on the true story of Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp, who faced a hurricane while sailing across the Pacific Ocean. This was a fascinating story of resilience and survival, and I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys films of that nature.

George of the Jungle – This is a judgement free zone, okay. I’ve been loving the Brendan Fraser resurgence over the past few months due to his portrayal in The Whale. It’s been nice to see him back in the limelight because he was a huge part of my childhood/teenage years. This was as ridiculous as I thought it would be, but it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed taking a trip down memory lane with a childhood favourite.

The Voyeurs – I’m a big Euphoria fan and I really like Sydney Sweeney as an actress so when I saw this pop up on Amazon Prime I thought I’d give it a go. This had a lot of potential to be a great thriller, but ultimately fell quite flat with the ending. If you’re in the mood for a bit of mindless entertainment on a lazy afternoon, maybe check this out.