A comedy drama that strikes the right balance. It has depth and amusement to it (it actually knows how to be funny - something the other 'comedies' from May appeared to know nothing about) as well as a memorable Fassbender performance in the title role.
The next best film after this would have been 'Tracks', which probably should even count as a May film as it came out in April but I didn't get round to watching it until two weeks after its release.
The Wind Rises
Joe Hisaishi does yet another solid score for a Ghibli film. It's perhaps not his best, and doesn't work as well in the film as it could have, but I think it is a decent score.
The other score I didn't mind when watching the film was the one for 'Tracks'. Unfortunately, I couldn't find a reliable version of it to re-listen to. So I couldn't assess it properly.
Worst Product Advert:
Hmmm... there were a few that I really didn't like this month and I can't quite decided which is worse than the others.
Dove replace their dire ad from last moth with this. Which is an improvement of 3 minutes 15 seconds but not much else. This time, they insist on you smiling when you look in the mirror and one cannot apparently do that without Dove. It's just an irritating, shallow advert... just like before.
Seat Leon Cupra 280
There are some others I could complain about, but I think I'll leave it at those three.
Pointless extra details:
Most Viewed Review: 'Postman Pat: The Movie', 'The Wind Rises'
Least Viewed Review(s): 'Brick Mansions', 'Sabotage'
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