The Sunday was our last, and also busiest day at the Fringe, managing to see six shows: one play, three more improvs shows, a musical, and a film screening.
Saturday at the Fringe proved to be a slightly calmer day. Joined by another friend, we did less running around, but saw some much more serious material.
The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh has always been something I’ve wanted to attend, and this year I finally got to go. I was literally only there for the final three days, so I didn’t have much time, and many things had already ended, so I didn’t see everything I might have wanted to, but I still managed to pack a lot in, sometimes running (not literally) from one side of the town centre to the other, with only 10 minutes between shows.
Directed by: Richard Curtis
What is with Richard Curtis and English guy/American girl stories? Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill, that one character in Love Actually obsessed with Americans, and now his latest About Time. I’ve been waiting for him to come back to the romantic comedies that I know and like him for, and I feel like I’ve been waiting for a while. It would seem the wait was worth it.
Directed by: Milan Luthria
Director Milan Luthria returns to the gang-world of Mumbai, with a completely new cast, and a change of era. This time the ruler of the city is Shoaib, previously played by Emraan Hashmi, but now replaced by a bigger name, Akshay Kumar. Shoaib spends a lot of his time hiding out in Oman, but when one of his own men plot to kill him, he returns to his city to deal with the matter himself. He has a chance encounter with Jasmine (Sonakshi Sinha), and falls in love, however he’s not the only one with feelings for the wannabe actress. One of his own, Aslam (Imran Khan), becomes his rival over affections of Jasmine.
Directed by: Rohit Shetty
Despite all the hype around it, whenever I saw a promo or heard of song from Chennai Express, I couldn’t get excited for it. I probably went into the film having half made up my mind, but a part of me was hoping to be surprised. But no, there’s nothing in Rohit Shetty’s latest which could properly excite or thrill me. Continue reading
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
There’s something about a film that gets boo-ed that really intrigues me further. Maybe it’s because I have yet to attend a festival where boo-ing a film is a thing, but I’ve never seen anything, however much I disliked it, that made me want to boo it. From what I’ve read and heard, Only God Forgives was both boo-ed and given a standing ovation when it screened at Cannes earlier this year, so I wanted to see myself which end of the spectrum I ended up on.