I can’t quite believe that we’ve reached that point of the year where we’re enjoying the last few days of summer before autumn is really upon us. Is it bad that I’m already thinking forwards to reading by candlelight, cosy evenings, Hallowe’en, and autumnal reads?
I don’t have many favourites this month however I am going to mention a few films and TV shows I’ve been loving. But the main favourite for me has been that autumn is on the way and the leaves have started falling!
Some films I’ve loved…
I can’t quite believe I’ve never watched this classic before and, after I just searched the film to write this review, I can’t believe that it’s only got a 69% rating on Rotten Tomatoes… This is the best film that I’ve watched in a while and it didn’t lose my attention once (which I am prone to when watching a film that gets a bit slow.) The film is about Patrick Bateman who, on the surface leads a normal life; a wealthy investment banker who regularly goes out for dinners with friends. Patrick Bateman hides his psychopathic alter-ego from his friends until one night when his psychopathic tendencies escalate and he instigates a night of “uncontrollable bloodlust”. This is the movie that’s now made me a huge Christian Bale fan.
I finally watched the 2011 film version of Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins, Judi Dench and Michael Fassbender (what a cast!) I loved this film and it felt like a true and loyal version to the book whilst at the same time standing out amongst the many adaptations of this book. If you’re a lover of Jane Eyre then I would definitely recommend watching this version of it. The cinematogography and soundtrack are also stunning.
I also really enjoyed watching: On the Basis of Sex, Mary Shelley, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999) and Sid and Nancy.
Some TV shows I have loved this month…
Stath Lets Flats
After watching Chewing Gum last month (or was it the month before? Honestly, who can even keep track of the days at the moment?) I wanted to find another comedy TV show that I could watch in the evening to chill out before bedtime. After watching the BAFTA TV awards and seeing how successful Stath Lets Flats was I decided to give it a go. And I think I watched both series in a couple of weeks… I zoomed through them. The episodes were so addictive to watch and I laughed throughout them. The series focuses on an incompetent Greek-Cypriot lettings agent called Stath and his sister Sophie who dreams of being a professional dancer.
Another comedy TV show that I’ve loved this month! Shrill is about a “struggling young journalist determined to change her life without changing her body”. Annie copes with unreliable and immature boyfriends, a sick father and a perfectionist and demanding boss. Both series of Shrill were fun, easy and chill watches but with a great message behind all the jokes and laugher.
What have you been loving in the month of August?
Thanks for reading!
Love, Zoë xx