I have something of a headache - I suspect actually it's a good thing, meaning I'm coming off the upset and stress of the past week...
I also seem to have totally lost my recreational reading place - I'd physically lost the current book when the living room was tidied a couple of weeks ago, and now that I've found it I'm not in the mood for that one. (Mainly because it's the third Games Of Thrones book and I wanted to get through it *before* season 3 started, and since season 3 *has* now started, the mission's failed anyway...) Not sure whether to pick a new one or not.
While I'm at it, the last movie I saw was A Dangerous Method, Cronenberg's movie about Jung and Freud, which promised Keira Knightly in BDSM. Lesley got it off Amazon and was keen to see it. Sadly it was boring rubbish for me, with nothing new to say about the historical characters (except to make Otto Gross a rather obvious caricature with a lot less dubiousness and complexity than the real guy, and to make it look like he had a lot more influence on Jung's career than he did), it glossed over the way both Jung and Freud denied credit in papers to Sabina Spielrein (which you'd think would be the whole smegging point of the movie).
Knightley doesn't do it for me, and the supposed BDSM angle was basically a couple of overacted off-screen scenes really not worth the name. (Also, the BBFC warns that despite being a 15, it contains "strong sex". No it doesn't. Even the CSI episode Lady Heather's Box makes this look like something from the Hayes Code era. Whoever tagged it with that label really needs to read the guidelines on what constitutes "strong sex" - an offscreen hand patting an offscreen and probably not even bare arse isn't it.)
On the upside, there was some nice location filming - hello Schloss Belvedere! - and Mortensen and Fassbender really had a good thing going in their scenes together. But, really, the almost-spanking was irrelevant (should have been left out, really) and it *needed* to have been more about the way both men conned Spielrein out of her credits, and how important a development it was that she became the first female psychologist. But we didn't get that, and we didn't get the sexy stuff promised either, so it's a total fail on both counts for me.
And obviously it needed a better lead actress.
Oh well... If Lesley wants to see some proper spanking in a movie (yeah, that's why she picked it! That and she's a Jung fan, anyway) I'll have to pick her a better one. Actually, that CSI episode does it way better. But she's seen and enjoyed that already.)
5/10 from me.