2016 has been a bit of a stinker hasn’t it? Few would argue that the combination of losing several creative legends coupled with bewildering political activity has resulted in a pretty depressing time. So how do you combat the harshness of reality? Well for this ape, spending some time in a wackier world than ours filled with even wackier characters is a good start. With that in mind I’ve decided to present a list of 8 quirky films that have helped me escape this year – a mixture of 2016 releases and films that have found their home remastered on blu ray.
Paterson, directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Adam Driver, is admittedly not my kind of film. I’ve always preferred a film to have some kind of narrative hook – be it sci-fi twists, crime capers or whatever else. I typically don’t do well with slice of life films where very little happens. Continue reading “Paterson”