Screen Time: February 2016


Welcome to the second edition of Screen Time for 2016, which is a round-up of the films and television shows I have seen on all types of screens over the preceding month split down into the following areas:

  • Highlights:  What has stood out for me this month.
  • Lowlights:  What has stood out for all the wrong reasons.
  • Cinema Screenings:  First time watches I have seen in the cinema.
  • Couch Screenings:  First time watches at home.
  • Rewatches:  Any rewatches, either in the cinema, at home or on the move.
  • TV Shows:  Any TV shows I’m currently bingeing on.
  • Score Sheet:  The tallies for the year, so far.

So without further ado, here is how February shook down.


45 Years (2015)

  • Director – Andrew Haigh
  • Starring – Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtney
  • Writer – David Constantine (short story ‘In Another Country’) and Andrew Haigh (adaption)
  • Year – 2015
  • Running Time – 95 mins

45 Years Letter

We all have shoeboxes stuffed away in the attic or tucked into the back of a draw which contain the memories of relationships gone by; letters, trinkets, ticket stubs and such like.  These shoeboxes of life, as the Bare Naked Ladies called them, are important as although the relationships may have ended this doesn’t invalidate the experiences shared or the time spent together.  Previous relationships are part of our DNA and have played a key role in leading us to where we are today.  However while we shouldn’t forget or ignore them, we would do well to be mindful that they can, at times, be confronting to others and potentially damaging to our own status quo.