149 – Trainspotting (1996)



The second Danny Boyle film on the list.Now this is how you make a film.Danny Boyle is everything Tarantino isn’t – a good film maker.Trainspotting is pretty much bang on.I can’t fault it.There’s some amazing shots and a few where i was asking myself how he did it.One for example where it seems like the camera is inside the needle and the heroin goes into Rents arm.If you haven’t seen Trainspotting then i’ll give you the synopsis.Its about 4 friends living in Scotland and revolves around them and heroin.A descent soundtrack that’s not to heavy.Ewan McGregar is great in this.I noticed the two girls from Intermission were in this too.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –    8.4
RECOMMEND?     –     YES

192 -Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

this girl's the eye curry of the film

this girl’s the eye curry of the film

Slumdog is a good story.It has comedy,revenge,love,the trials and tribulations of life and loads of other stuff .I’ve seen this film a few years back when it was first out and enjoyed it.But i think it’s a film you can only watch once because of the way it’s told.The story is about a guy and his brother who are left orphaned in Mumbai after a lynch mob kills their mother.Trying to survive on their own they encounter some unsavoury characters like a Fagin type buck form Oliver Twist who has kids begging for him.The film spans around 10-15 years and is told via flashbacks.Danny Boyle does this well.One annoying thing is the host of who wants to be a millionaire cant say the word “millionaire”.He keeps saying “milinair”.Also i did spot one cut where a cop talks to the camera and says “stop filming” i think this was a mistake.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7.7