The Girl (2012)
Starring: Sienna Miller and Toby Jones
I love Hitchcock's films, so I thought I would love this behind the scenes look at the making of The Birds and Hitchcock's relationship with Tippi Hedren. Even though I knew they didn't have a good relationship. But wow, this film did not shy away from showing a disturbingly perverted side to Hitchcock. I'm not sure how accurate this is, but it's definitely not how I want to think of Hitchcock. The film itself moves a bit slow too, which didn't help with my overall enjoyment of it. Also there were plenty of moments that showed off how creepy Hitchcock was towards Tippi, and I wish there had been more of an explanation/reasoning on why she decided to do another film with him after The Birds. And I would have been interested to know more about Hitchcock's wife and what she was really thinking during that time.
The Lost Boys (1987)
Starring: Jason Patric and Corey Haim
This is a film I've heard a lot about, but never watched, so now that has been rectified. It's kind of surprising it's taken me this long to see it, given how much I love vampire stories. This one reminded me a lot of Fright Night with the tone, and the stand-off at the end. This is a very entertaining film - it has all the hallmarks of an exciting vampire film - an innocent resistant to becoming a vampire himself, an allure and danger to the vampires, a beautiful girl in need of rescuing, and a surprise villain in the end. And it has some very humorous moments! It was surprising to see a young Kiefer Sutherland too - he's very well cast as the dangerous, seductive vampire in this!