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  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns 2015

    ★★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2015

    ‘Tween’ movies over the last couple of years have been following a bit of a trend. Mostly it seems to be focused on an ‘ordinary’ yet ‘special snowflake’ blank slate of a girl as she is whipped into some kind of Supernatural world full of dangerous yet thrilling romance. With the success of last year’s Fault in our Stars, however, it looks like the traditional tween coming of age stories we fondly grew up with in the 90s and early…

  • All About My Mother

    All About My Mother 1999

    ★★★★½ Added

    Another fucking wonderful deconstruction of gender and sexual identity coupled with a powerful tale of motherly love and heartbreak. Fuck I love Almodovar.

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Nov, 2014 1

    This is one of the most intense and enthralling character pieces I have seen on film. The film has it's flaws, that's to be sure. Some have argued that the score is a let down and I personally feel that the side-characters, in particular Riz Ahmed's Rick, were a little under-drawn. The love and attention of this film is clearly and definitely focused on the character of Louis Bloom, portrayed through a phenomenal performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.

    Louis Bloom is…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Dec, 2014 3

    Matthew Vaughn has gone on record recently stating that audiences are sick of the ‘grim’ and ‘dark’ Christopher Nolan style comic book films. You only need to look at this man’s record to see that he definitely practices what he preaches. Boasting a filmography including Stardust, Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class it’s very clear that Vaughn tends towards the bright, colourful and fun side of the comic book spectrum. In his latest work, Vaughn has developed another comic book property…