Throwback Thursday – The Theory of Everything (2014)

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the_theory_of_everything_282014295_star_rating_system_4_stars1 I’ve never been a science person. I just don’t have the right mind for it. If you don’t believe me then you can ask my school teachers. I was definitely best at chemistry which is the only reason behind my implausible decision to study it for my A-Levels. My friend and I were so bad at the subject that, upon hearing we were both applying to Oxford, our teacher laughed at us. Turned out this was quite an astute assessment as I didn’t even get an interview but still mean. Still, it does go to highlight my obvious lack of a scientific mind. I’ve always been more of the dreamy and creative type. Still analytical, obviously, but with a more sentimental than structured focus, I guess. When faced with numbers and equations I just don’t really care. Give me words, music, or art and I’m much more comfortable.

Tuesday Review – The Aeronauts (2019)

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theaeronautsposter5_star_rating_system_3_and_a_half_stars I don’t think I’ll ever reach a level of maturity at which I no longer refer to Eddie Redmayne as Ready Edmayne. It just pleases me on so many levels. But I like Ready. Yes, he’s made some questionable film choices during his time but, for the most part, he’s been bloody brilliant. He’s one of the most reliable and enjoyable parts of the Fantastic Beasts franchise. He deserved all of the praise he got for The Theory of Everything. And he was, well he was in Les Miserables. Of course, I’m not always such a huge fan of his work. The Danish Girl was a step too far for me. I just don’t think his performance was nuanced enough to the performance to come across as sensitively as it needed to be. But I was interested in The Aeronauts. Not only did it bring Ready back together with the wonderful Felicity Jones but I loved the idea of a film being so confined. Two characters, one balloon: it sounded like quite an experience. Of course, I have no background knowledge of James Glaisher but I’ve never let that stop me before. Plus, it gave me another chance to indulge my newfound interest in Himesh Patel. The only good thing to come out of Yesterday was my love for his face.