Have you seen the film Safety Not Guaranteed? I saw it in the cinema when it was released a few years ago and watched again this week on Netflix.
It’s a lovely film that makes me cry because it’s a film about people and kindness and it’s really heart-warming and stuff like that gets me every time. It has one my favourites quotes about music and songs too:
It’s that time and that place and that song, and you remember what it was like when you were in that place. And then you listen to that song, and you know you’re not in that place anymore, and it makes you feel hollow. You can’t just go find that stuff again.
When I’m listening to music alone I’m either fantasising about the future or feeling hollow thinking about the past.
When I listen to music alone it’s never about the present.
Adverts for Birdman are plastered all over the underground. The way it was marketed appealed to me in every way. The reviews were plentiful and overwhelmingly positive, so at the weekend we headed off to the Barbican to see it.
1) The Barbican cinema is my new favourite place to watch a film. 2) I thought Birdman was excellent. Clever, and extremely well acted. 3) I enjoyed watching it, but I’m not sure I really liked it. 4) Paddington Bear was better.