Screen Time: February 2016

true-romance

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.

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Wild

Wild

Wild

‘If nothing else, then at least the scenery should be nice’, was the phrase I overheard as I took my seat to watch Wild, an epic, true-life tale, of Cheryl Strayed’s (Reese Witherspoon) journey to conquer both the 1100 miles of the Pacific Coast Trail and her own self-destructive demons which drove her there in the first place.

The person who made this statement needn’t have worried, as Wild is so much more than scenery. It is a fiercely powerful tale of determination, self-reflection and the destructive dark side of relationships, which occasionally, only the healing nature of solitude and strangers can resolve.

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