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  • Finding Nemo 2003

    ★★ Watched 04 Dec, 2014

    I don't think many people share these sentiments. But I just find this film unbearable. One of the worst Pixar movies next to the Cars films.

    Pretty colours, yes. Nicely rendered animation, yes. But the characters, with the exception of Albert Brooks' Marlin, are horribly insufferable. Nemo is essentially a brat that deserves everything he gets, Dory is cringingly grating - Neither funny, nor endearing. The turtle (I forget the name. Let's call him 'Douche') is simply a douche. One…

  • Life After Beth 2014

    ★★ Watched 16 Nov, 2014

    Premise interesting - But seems overly confused in its delivery. Opens almost as a drama, then breaks into slight comedy beats before unravelling it's horror side. All of which are complete misfires. One of the more frustrating elements is that there's a passing glance at perhaps learning exactly what is going on, but promptly disregarded in short time.

    This premise would be an ideal little project as a short or tv serial almost. But as a feature length, it appears…

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  • L.A. Confidential 1997

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 09 Jun, 2014

    Recently bought the Blu ray version. There's something really magical about the high def format when you're watching a movie with stunning set and design like L.A Confidential.

  • Synecdoche, New York 2008

    ★★★ Watched 04 Mar, 2013

    A hugely ambitious movie that I can honestly say is possibly the most difficult film I've ever had to rate or critique. Hoffman has some signs of greatness here, but the screenplay is enough to have the greatest minds in the world on the fence. I have the upmost respect, however, for the director - Charlie Kaufman's vision, and his refreshingly oblique take on modern filmmaking.