What’s your ‘give it a go’ film?

I’ve said before how I really expected to dislike The Grand Budapest Hotel, but ended up enjoying it much more than I thought I would.

Of course, it’s fine to like what you like, and nobody should be forced to watch something they’re not interested in. I just don’t see any reason not to give something new a try every now and again, especially if by doing so you find yourself falling down a fascinating filmic rabbit hole to discover cinematic treasures you’d never heard of.

Pretty straightforward question for this Quick Read, then – if someone says to you they’re not a fan of your favourite genre but they’re willing to try something new, what do you recommend?

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Films to be pleasantly surprised by…

I don’t know what’s worse when going into a film – a feeling of dread, or a feeling of apathy.

The majority of the films I watch, I watch because I want to, because I’m curious, or because they’ve been sitting on my shelf for a decade and it’s time to write about them.

But sometimes I’ll go into a film with little or no expectations, only to be completely wowed by a flick I wasn’t expecting to enjoy – those are the best kinds of cinematic experiences, right?

This is far from a comprehensive list, but here are a few of my recent favourites.

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