One of the lists I try to write every year is my best books list. While I didn't do a whole list last year, I thought I would do one this year considering it's one of my non-film topics that I'm trying to be consistent with. While I didn't hit my reading goal this year, I did enjoy quite a lot of what I read, and instead of writing about every book I loved, I've broken down my honorable mentions into categories, saving my top/favorite books of the year at the end of the post.
I don’t go to the cinema anymore during the last days of December, so in terms of theatrical release I am done. Which means it’s time to start another watch list for the upcoming year, from looking at the commercial offerings down to festival darlings that will be making waves in the next year. For this week’s theme I am going with children’s movies that adults would also watch and enjoy.
I have been on a romance movie kick since the summer, and these were the two movies that started it all. Both movies have a similar vibe: cute teen romance and chemistry between the two leads that lead to their rise in stardom. Both movies also became popular in their respective countries, and as a plus, were written and directed by women.