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  • The Guard 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 31 Jul, 2014

    This isn't your average crime comedy; it's a lot darker than that, feeling very similar to Martin McDonagh's work. Then again, they do both star Brendan Gleeson and the directors are from the same family. But I guess that similarity is what makes it so enjoyable.

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. II 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 29 Jul, 2014 1

    I watched this straight after watching Volume 1, which I think is how it must be done. Vol 1 is much better, but I'm giving it the same rating because I think you have to consider it as a whole film. As I said in my previous review, I'm usually easily bored by Lars von Trier's films, but I felt that this was quite a stripped back film for him. Sure, it has the odd pretentious moment, prolonged scene of…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey 1968

    ★★ Watched 21 Feb, 2013 119

    I had a disclaimer here but everybody went off telling me how wrong I was anyway, so scrap that, you'll just have to deal with it.

    First of all, I like Kubrick's films, love some of them in fact, but I can't even pretend to like this one. It was heavy breathing and scenes of nothing (pretty nothing, but nothing nonetheless) against epic music, or sometimes even just a creepy choir, for 140 minutes straight. I very nearly fell asleep…

  • Sucker Punch 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 27 Apr, 2013 50

    I was told beforehand that this was a love it or hate it film. I happen to agree with none of the negative reviews and actually really liked it.

    Firstly, I don't know what everybody is going on about the huge emphasis on rape for. There is a focus, yes, but nothing is ever shown, if it even happens at all, as it is all rather implied. From the sounds of it I thought I was going to be witnessing…