More than half way through this year already: scary.
I’m on a short writing break at the moment so have been doing / reading / watching quite a bit, namely:
22 Jump Street – totally dumb in a good way
Ant Man – fun, sharp script, charming, great effects, super entertaining
Bloodline on Netflix – thirteen part Florida noir – you think your family have some arguments? Check this out. Terrific. (Plus stars the delightful Kyle Chandler.)
High Society – The Old Vic – fantastic music, great staging, kind of cheesy but that’s the story.
The Motherf**ker in the Hat – The National – hilarious and original and dark and funny.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – Regents Park Open Air Theatre – pure feelgood hot bearded men dance-a-thon – thoroughly recommended.
Carsten Holler – Hayward Centre – A giant slide and goggles that make you see the world upside down – what is not to love?
The Girl on The Train – Paula Hawkins – so many people I know have said it is disappointing – but I enjoyed it – possibly due to my lowered expectations. I don’t believe the denouement for a heartbeat, but in the current vogue of psychological thrillers, I find I never, ever do (Before I Go To Sleep, Gone Girl, Her, etc.) This used to bother me significantly but now I’ve learned to just sit back and enjoy the ride.
Talking It Over – Julian Barnes – One of those books where I wish I’d trusted my gut and stopped reading after three pages.