I’ve stopped doing aggregate Culture Consumed posts and started doing individual posts. I’ve had this post sitting since the Culture Consumed 16 post. Posting this final one for completeness. Just to record what I read and watched.
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street – Natasha Pulley. Enjoyable Victorian steampunk, sci-fi story. I enjoyed it.
Zoolander 2 – A sequel to the excellent Zoolander. It was harmless and made me laugh a good few times. Rated it 7/10.
Brooklyn – Beautifully shot and poignant story about emigration from Ireland to Brooklyn in the 1950’s. Rated it 7/10.
The Revenant – I hadn’t planned to see this but ended up I had too after the awards it received. It has excellent cinematography. But its basically misery porn. Rated 7/10.
Down Station – Simon Morden. A portal to another world story that turns into a magic and fantasy story on the other world.
Hail, Caesar! An excellent tale of a 1950’s Hollywood cinema boss, Eddie Manix, trying to keep the studio churning, and the stars in and out of the gossip columns. It’s really good. Rated it 8/10.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant The third film on the Divergent series. I liked it a lot more than others it seems. Does what you’d expect. Post apocalyptic world, shinning futuristic cities, explanation on why Chicago is isolated. I bought it on iTunes. Rated it 7/10.
Spotlight Story about the Boston Globe journalists who uncovered the huge sexual abuse crimes of the Catholic Church in Boston. Good film. It won Oscar for best picture. I’d have given it to Room or The Big Short before this. I rated it 7/10.
Sing Street A fun romp about a teenage band in 1980’s Dublin. I Rated it 7/10.
How To Be Single – I laughed at this a lot in the cinema. Cheered me up no end. Must watch it again. Gave it 8/10.