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  • The Lobster

    The Lobster 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Feb, 2016

    The Lobster is certainly a strange film and it won’t be for everybody, but there will be a large handful of people, like me, who love this film for all of its eccentricities and curiosities.

    The near dystopian future is captured brilliantly, and whilst the fantasy world has many impossibilities, it feels quite close to home at the same time. Although it’s dark at times, as well, The Lobster is also hilariously funny when it really shouldn’t be.

    From Greek…

  • Bruce Almighty

    Bruce Almighty 2003

    ★★★★ Rewatched 14 Mar, 2014

    Full of some real classic comedy moments, Jim Carrey was perfect for this film.

  • The Matrix Reloaded

    The Matrix Reloaded 2003

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Mar, 2014

    There's still a lot of great ideas behind this second instalment, and although it's nowhere near the quality of the first film, there's still some decent action scenes.

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions 2003

    ★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2014

    It's definitely the worst of the films, but it's still a great trilogy.

  • Macbeth

    Macbeth 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Jan, 2016

    With phenomenal performances from Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the lead, Macbeth is an incredible, dark retelling of the story, filled with beautifully striking visuals that capture the poetic lustre of this definitive play perfectly.

    As an adaptation, Macbeth is faithful to the source material. It’s a little hard to follow at times, due to a mixture of broad Scottish accents and the use of mumbled Shakespearean language, which would be my only criticism. Fortunately, most of us know…

  • Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

    Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials 2015

    ★★ Watched 10 Nov, 2015

    After reading the first novel in this trilogy and watching the following release of the film adaptation in 2014, I quickly became interested in this young adult dystopian series of novels. They are incredibly fun to read, with a new twist springing up in every chapter to keep you engaged and, as a novel, The Scorch Trials is of the same quality; full of adventure, action and anticipation.

    On paper, this should have made a fantastic and eventful film, with…

  • Miss You Already

    Miss You Already 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2015

    Miss You Already tells the story of an honest and beautiful friendship between two strong-minded characters, who are played incredibly by Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore. With these two talented actresses in the lead, and a great support from Dominic Cooper and Paddy Considine, Miss You Already is both heartbreaking and heartwarming, making you laugh when there is hope, but reducing you to tears when life hits back.

    The friendship between Milly and Jess is nothing short of lovely, as…

  • Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2015

    Crimson Peak is much more than a generic horror film (which is no surprise with the legendary Guillermo del Toro behind it!), and is, instead, a real ghost story. It’s difficult for films to genuinely scare you whilst enticing you into its story, but that’s what Crimson Peak does perfectly.

    Full of grotesque monsters and jumps in all the right places, the tone and pace are set superbly. The story does take a while to get into, but after a…

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 13 Jan, 2016

    When it comes to Tarantino you know what to expect, and The Hateful Eight delivers on all counts. It’s gruesome but equally hilarious, it’s over the top but genuine, and it sticks with you for a while afterwards.

    As always, The Hateful Eight is incredibly well moulded and unfolds like a staged play. Set mainly in a single room with a group of well-developed characters reacting off each other, Tarantino’s incredible dialogue takes center stage. Beautifully filmed in 70mm, as…

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 15 Jan, 2016

    Since the release of the first trailer, I have been eager to see this film because of the strikingly beautiful visuals that have stood out from the very beginning. Even from these mere few minutes of footage, it was obvious that The Revenant was going to be something special. With cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki, as well, who has won the Academy Award for the past two years with the films Birdman and Gravity, hopes were high that The Revenant wasn’t…

  • Joy

    Joy 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 03 Jan, 2016

    David O. Russell is quickly becoming one of the best directors around at the minute, with his latest films, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, and The Fighter, all being among my favourites. It’s especially great news when you hear that he’s collaborating with Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, and Bradley Cooper again, as well. But whilst Joy has the same spark of storytelling and swift camera work, it’s sadly a disappointing addition to what was a fantastic streak of brilliant…

  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Jan, 2016

    From the director of The King’s Speech (2010) and Les Misérables (2012), yet again alongside cinematographer Danny Cohen (with this being their fifth collaboration), The Danish Girl is a beautiful piece of filmmaking that tells a powerful and incredibly unique story.

    Hooper and Cohen are the perfect filmmaking duo. Hooper’s work is always beautiful to watch, and The Danish Girl is no different. The cinematography is as well captured as one of Lili and Gerda’s paintings in the film, with…