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  • The Lawnmower Man 1992

    ★★½ Watched 19 Jul, 2014

    I could probably write an essay on this film, but for the sake of this space I won't which will probably leave anyone reading this why I like this film. Well yes, firstly there is that "so bad it's good" quality. If Ben Stiller got any inspiration for his "Simple Jack" character it was definitely from Jeff Fahey's portrayal of Jobe which is so ludicrous that it's hard to even take offence. The story is fairly simple to understand and…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Jul, 2014

    Fantastic film. This film works on so many levels in both story and ability to connect emotionally with the audience. All the characters are complex, there is not a black and white, simplistic good-vs-bad here. Everyone's acting is top notch. The action sequences are also great. It's really amazing that a film about talking monkeys that ride horses and shoot machine guns can be this rich and engage so well but it is. The CGI is the best put forth yet too. Definitely a contender for best film of the year and one of the rare times a sequel outdoes it's predecessor.

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  • Snowballs 2011

    ★★½ Watched 08 Mar, 2013

    Creepy and abstract. This short film finishes before it even have a chance to begin. Maybe that was the point though to capture a mere flash-in-the-pan kind of spontaneity.

  • Hiroshima mon amour 1959

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Jun, 2014

    This film is essentially visual poetry. You can really see it link between the golden age of cinema and French new-wave. The is a lot of romanticisation in regards to the relationship and that's what I feel it borrows from the Golden era. However it's extremely intelligent and the dialogue for all intent and purposes is just pure poetry. Really beautifully written. Visually the film is amazing. The shots are beautiful. Fantastic film.