Young Adult

I went to see "Young Adult" at the Aubin cinema in Redchurch Street. This is a small 45 seater which I've not been to before. Perhaps my expectations were too high. I heard about the movie initially on the Guardian's film weekly podcast, and the guys were really into it. Perhaps I'm missing something. I quite enjoyed it, but it hardly made me laugh and I didn't really care about any of the characters (again) so the film was kind of wasted on me. Still, it got me out of the house and it kept me off the street, so it had some value.

I particularly enjoyed the journey there and back listening to Ricardo Villa-Lobos and Max Loderbauer's remix album "re: ECM" which made a wonderful soundtrack to Saturday night on the Northern line to Shoreditch and the return journey on the overground. It was my first time at Shoreditch High Street station.

A Dangerous Method

This movie, David Cronenberg’s latest tells an interesting story and makes me want to read the book which is sadly not yet available in Kindle format. I am interested in psychoanalysis and the founding fathers too, so perhaps this is not a movie for everyone. Nevertheless fine performances, ridiculously crisp photography and exquisite attention to detail in the sets and locations made for a thoroughly compelling 99 minutes at the movies. (seemed enjoyably longer) And the spanking.