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  • Dredd 2012

    ★★★½ Added

    A little bit heavy-handed in places - so much glitter, and Karl Urban's performance also seemed to lay the "serious action man" archetype a bit too much, leaving not a lot of room for other layers. But overall this movie was actually refreshing. The characters were diverse enough for still being in the same spectrum - there are no good guys except for the blonde chick and the red-headed kid, perhaps - but the camera doesn't seems to judge. None…

  • The Chronicles of Riddick 2004

    ★★★ Added

    One star for Thandie Newton, one star for Karl Urban, and one star for the costume department. Zero stars for the rest of the movie.

  • Karla 2006

    ★★½ Added

    Before I got this movie, the reviews I read said that "it's so horrifying" and it kept people up at night, etc. Maybe my threshold is really high, but I found it to not be traumatic in the least. Game of Thrones is more scary than this film, and more graphic (there isn't even much nudity in this film, nor blood, but there are some bruises).

    It is also a little bit poorly directed, and there are some consistency problems,…

  • Where the Truth Lies 2005

    ★½ Added

    I literally could not watch more than 20 minutes of this film. I don't think it's possible for something to be any more boring and cheesy. One and a half stars only for Kevin Bacon being a surprisingly good singer.
    Otherwise, piss on the eyes of whoever wrote and the directed this.

  • Coco Before Chanel 2009

    ★★★½ Added

    Very good acting, sets and costumes, but the plot needed some work. The story dragged on and while it wasn't at all as melodramatic as someone might expect, I can't help but feel that the story only got more exciting right at the end, when Chanel had become a full fledged couturier.
    We only got a few minutes of a more stern and collected business-woman, who made her way into a male dominated field by using both her eye for…

  • Possession 2009

    ★★★ Added

    A bit of a disappointing film, especially since the story had such potential: Cain and Abel type brothers, bad one is envious of what the good one has, then something happens and either the good brother has a second chance at life or the bad one has a chance to start over.
    And it could have been so good if it weren't trying to be a horror or a quasi-mystery. If it had dealt more in introspection, in feelings of inadequacy and jealousy and a desperate want of acceptance, it could have been excellent.
    But as it is, it falls flat on its face.

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 2012

    ★★★ Added

    It wasn't anywhere near as good as I expected. It looks beautiful, granted, and the actors are great. But something in the way it's directed makes it seem infantile. There are so many exaggerations in the music, the lines in the script, the way the camera pans on the actors, all of which makes it seem like this is a film for an audience that can't grasp subtlety.
    Even if it is an adaptation after what is basically a children's…

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1999

    ½ Rewatched 06 Feb, 2013

    Badly directed piece of CGI heavy crap. It's like a newer generation's Dune but without the creepy atmosphere David Lynch could lend to a film. It was way too expensive to make for how awful it is. And, similarly to Dune, I feel this film actually had good ideas behind it. I've personally always liked political intrigue (Naboo), double lives (Darth Sidious) and secret societies (the Sith). A lot of the concepts in this film were good, but unfortunately Lucas…

  • Cloud Atlas 2012

    ★★★★★ Watched 16 Feb, 2013

    I've just finished watching this, and I feel the need to watch it a second time just to make sure I could keep up with the plot, but I'm going to write this review anyway while I'm still on a Stendhal Syndrome high.

    This is a beautiful albeit sad film, though only slightly melodramatic. It is basically a collection of 6 short films, ~30 minutes each, interconnected by plot threads, references and, most of all, the actors.
    One of the…

  • Barry Lyndon 1975

    ★★★★★ Watched 15 Jan, 2013

    I'm only half-way through this movie and I already think it's Kubrick's best. Stunning film.

  • The Avengers 2012

    ★½ Added 9

    Pathetic, mediocre, painfully overrated. The cliche plot was spread too thin and disparate for all the characters it had to deal with. None of them were worth watching except for Loki - of which there was way, way too little - and the only likable avenger was Doc Banner. Hawkeye wasn't half bad either, but only because he was played by Jeremy Renner, otherwise that would've been another failure in a long line. Samuel L. Jackson too was too good…

  • Batman Begins 2005

    ★★★★ Added

    Although Batman Begins isn't my favourite of the trilogy, I find it has the best and most thought-out structure. I admit I'm not at all sure if it was intentional - and I haven't read anything to suggest that it was - but Nolan seems to like playing with his movies in understated ways.

    Director Christopher Nolan is by now also well known for his interest in human psychology and its inclusion in his films: illusions, mind tricks, manipulation, mental…