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1 year ago
Minions...the prequel to the reasonably good Despicable Me. I'm just going to say, this is not great at all. Sure children will love it, but for us adults it is painful. When your main characters speak gibberish, you know you will have problems in... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Blue Jasmine is Cate Blanchett. Cate Blanchett is Blue Jasmine. She literally owned every scene she was in. The story is nothing new, rich socialite falls and relies on poorer family member to try and get back on her feet. But the dark comedic sat... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Children of Men is a visceral depressing cinematic masterpiece. Words cannot describe the emotions I went through watching this...this...this beauty! The world is somehow infertile, the UK is culling immigrants and the world has gone to meltdown.... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
The Big Lebowski is the Coen's cult film. This has garnered lots of respect and adoration over the years from the film community. It's a comedy...as well as a mystery...oh and some crime...but don't forget that dash of drama...not to mention the a... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
The Social Network is THE film I relate to. There is no other film. Computer programmer, a loner who throws his friends away, choosing money over love...it's all me. The worst thing is, I actually felt sad for myself! Anyway, David Fincher has cre... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Inside Llewyn-Davis is rated the 11th best film of the 21st Century (as voted by a poll of movie critics). Seemingly my expectations were quite high and it was safe to say, these were met. This is an excellent character study and look into the wor... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
The Book Thief is yet another WWII adaptation from a critically acclaimed book. This time following a girl who is welcomed into a family hiding a Jew. She soon starts using literary skills as a mean of escapism, words are after all a powerful tool... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Inglourious Basterds had me hooked as soon as Christoph Waltz waltzed in (see what I did there). Lauda is such a good villain! This film was excellently written, Tarantino always finds creative ways to flesh out the dialogue and make his character... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Jurassic World is Jurassic Park for the new generation...except it's nowhere near as good or revolutionary. This suffers from a case of "playing it safe", much like Star Wars and other franchises having long awaited sequels. It's literally a rehas... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
A Good Day to Die Hard...what a mess! I'll start off by saying I appreciate the use of practical effects, the action scenes and the awesome slow motion shot of the helicopter crashing. But apart from that, this should not be in the Die Hard franch... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Fast & Furious 8 is ridiculous fun. I might go as far to say that it is...Ludacris (please, someone stop me). Ok seriously, this is so damn illogical, so unbelievably unrealistic that it bordered on the absurd. Having said that, I did enjoy this f... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Fargo (1996)

Fargo (1996)

8 / 10
Fargo has the surface of a crime thriller, but underneath it is a satirical black comedy. This film was successful, that it's started its own TV series recently, and for good reason...so many great characters boasted by a compelling script. France... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Nerve (2016)

Nerve (2016)

8 / 10
Nerve is one of those rare hidden gems. A film that isn't an adaptation, sequel, reboot or remake...it is original (to an extent). I loved the gimmick of being a watcher or player, it felt very relevant in today's society with social networking pa... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Lost in Translation...I'm lost for words. This film blew me away! Yes yes yes yes yes! My first Sofia Coppola film and I can safely say it's quite the masterpiece. The cast is charismatic, likeable and extremely relatable. Bill Murray nailed it, b... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Criminal was ravaged by critics. In fact, needless to say it didn't fare well at all so I was extremely apprehensive and filled with low expectations. This film is alright, it's fine. It's not terrible, but it's not great. Acting was serviceable a... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Deliver Us From Evil is ridiculously underrated. I'm sorry but I don't know what the critics watched, but it wasn't this. This was tense, full of suspense and had a nice gritty realism to it. The cast was great, Sean Harris was sinister and Eric B... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
Twister screams 90's style. To the campy script, serviceable acting and questionable visual effects...this was one disaster movie that stuck me and is actually a guilty pleasure. The story is basic but behind this is the romance between our two le... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
A Single Man is beautifully filmed. In fact, it's so close to sheer cinematic beauty that it's like watching art. The colour palette was great, contrasting the greyscale with some scenes in bright colours. Colin Firth once again brings his A game... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
The Transporter is classic Statham action. This is, arguably, the film that put him on the action bandwagon. His acting skills are not particularly fantastic but he serves the purpose as a kick-ass action hero every time! Supporting cast were also... Read the full review »
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1 year ago
The Artist isn't just a film, it's a cinematic experience. Oh yes, my first silent film and I enjoyed this immensely. The feel good factor, the classy production values and the close attention to the small details. It's got it all. Dujardin and Be... Read the full review »