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  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything 2014

    ★★½ Watched 28 Mar, 2015

    I'm giving this film two and a half stars solely for Eddie Redmayne's masterful portrayal of the deterioration of Hawking's body. Unfortunately, the plot was very weak and dry.

  • Frida

    Frida 2002

    ★★★★ Added

    I knew next to nil about Frida Kahlo's life, and this film really brought her to life for me. What an interesting character. (Among other things, she pulled Trotsky and Josephine Baker; if that isn't badass I don't know what is).

    Salma Hayek was fantastic, made me forget she was acting. The storyline could have been stronger, but I was still very much engaged throughout the film. This may be a testament to the excellent performances of all the actors.…

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises 2012

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Jul, 2012

    This film is on the same wavelength as The Dark Knight but I think it had more 'holy shit!' moments. I loved the scene between Bane and Batman in the sewers (I am told it's a famous scene in the comics) . The dialogue was superb.

    What made this movie was the villain. Tom Hardy as Bane really impressed me. I think the Joker is a more interesting villain but Bane doesn't fall too far behind.

    Hans Zimmer also deserves…

  • Carnage

    Carnage 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Jul, 2012

    I adore films that stay in one location and can imagine it's difficult to pull off (but when pulled off well, like 12 Angry Men, it can be magnificent). One location means there is more focus on the characters and you really get to see who is a good actor and who isn't. I thought everyone in this movie was great (especially John C. Reilly) and conveyed their characters believably. The storyline is simple, but it's a joy to watch the two couples' differing views on parenting and marriage.