Suddenly, Last June:
Consider This Situation Fuckin' Handled

Published On July 10, 2017 by Sofia da Costa |
title quote from Get Out (2017)

Another month has gone by and hooray, we're halfway through the year! Yeah that doesn't sound right, time passing sucks. That said I cannot wait for this month to be over, because that will mean I will finally be on vacation. Until the end of July things will be a little hectic with studying, so I can't promise I will publish any more posts until then; yes, this may be the beginning of a short hiatus, loves.

So let's take a look at the month of June, which was nice! I saw five movies, caught up with three tv shows, and read three books.


I fight, and I give, for the world I know can be.
The movies I saw in June were pretty awesome. First up is Raw (2016), which I admire but won't be seeing again. Next was O Pátio das Cantigas (2015), a remake of a classic portuguese film from the 40s that turned out to be a charming comedy and ended with a Bollywood inspired number (but it made sense!)

Like everyone else, I saw Wonder Woman (2017) and loved it, and legit cried at how beautiful it was to see a female superhero on the big screen (but then, I'm also known for crying in X-Men movies). I almost finished watching Road to Perdition (2002) for the first time, but my grandma was with me and it was time for her telenovelas - you do not mess with that.

Last but not least (in fact, BEST), I watched Get Out (2017). It was so freaky and clever and hilarious, but let me just say, Kaluuya's facial expressions made the film for me. His are you kidding me with this shit smile is boyfriend best actor material. Also Catharine Keener and her teacup in the most unnerving scene of the year so far. With a narrative that was both thought-provoking and entertaining, and a dash of suspense, I'm positive Get Out will be in my Best of the Year lists.


Got a light?
Before I share with you the tv shows I saw last month, I need to get this out: THE EXORCIST IS COMING BACK. After months of not knowing wether the show would be picked up for a second season, we got the news that the FOX series is coming back in September, YES! The storyline will move on from the Rance family to another supernatural incident, but the hot priest duo of Ortega and Keane will remain. I feel like none of you are watching this show, so get on it! Can't guarantee a good night's sleep though.

Alright, so what did I watch this past month?? As expected, I binged Orange is The New Black's season 5 on Netflix and loved it, I can't get enough of this show. I also kept up with Twin Peaks (thoughts on that in a later post) and finished watching the latest season of Better Call Saul, still going strong with an emotional finale.


books + books + books
As for books I tried reading Uprooted but I guess YA fantasy is just not agreeing with me these days, so I moved on to my most trusted genre: romantic suspense. And to make sure I'd get it right, I got three novels from one of my favourite authors, Loreth Anne White. They were In the Waning Light - loved the small fishing town setting -, The Drowned Girls (Angie Pallorino #01) - loved it even more because of all the details on police proceedings, give me all the gory science please! -, and In The Barren Ground, which I am reading right now.


What to Expect in July:
The theme of the month will be David Lynch until I can actually write about him and his movies. I'm also participating in an online course on Hitchcock's career, but I'm not sure how that will turn out since the biggest part of the work will be done this month and time is not my friend right now. Like I said, I'll be in hiatus until the end of the month to study, but prepare yourself because I'll be back in August to SLAY.


Anyway I will be updating all social media (especially twitter with super relevant Twin Peaks tweets), and reading all your kickass posts on Baby Driver, which I don't get to see until August 3rd. Worse, no date in sight for The Beguiled. SOMEONE PUT ME IN CHARGE OF PORTUGAL'S PREMIERE DATES.



MEGA LIST OF LINKS
WARNING: Some of these are really old. And the list is LONG,
I add them as I go and I've had this post in draft for waaaay too long!

Sati reviewed Alien Covenant and Wonder Woman, with drastically different reactions I can relate to, and also shared her thoughts on Prisoners
Mettel saw Snatched and thinks it's the worst movie of the year so far, yikes!
+ Brittani saw and loved Wonder Woman, and also reviewed Split
+ Jay listed his Top 10 Actors Who Play Assholes and reviewed the sweet A Man Called Ove
+ Alex did a whole post on his favourite director, Ingmar Bergman
+ Katy shared what Harry Potter means to her!
+ Lindsey wrote about 5 books she'd like to see being adapted to the big screen
+ Vern looked closely at Sofia Coppola's career, which is flawless
+ Maria reviewed Words in Deep Blue, a book I've wanted to read for a long time!
+ and finally, Tanea has a whole new blog called Hollywood and Wine, and already I'm loving her new posts like 50 Blog Post Ideas for Entertainment, Geek and Lifestyle Bloggers (I will be trying some of these in August for sure!)

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About Sofia da Costa

Law student and film + book blogger with an artistic streak. Keep 'em guessing. Lover of classic films, smooth jazz, murder mysteries and other not so pretentious things. » About Film Flare
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