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  • Arrival

    Arrival 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 07 Dec, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    OK, so, my thoughts, in all their rambly spoilery unfilterednosity:
    - love the visuals. Scale is impressive, aliens are interesting to watch, the aliens' written language is beautifully rendered.
    - well-acted by all. Amy Adams obviously the star turn here though.
    - a couple of genuinely tense scenes, one involving a bomb : O
    - the aliens' written language: approved. Reminded me of Gallifreyan a little!
    - plenty here for language nerds, although confusion of translation and interpretation will annoy…

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2016

    ★★★½ Watched 18 Nov, 2016

    Ooh, I actually really enjoyed this, though I wish the same level of imagination had been used for the baddie and the sort-of-is-it-a-romance-subplot as was used for the visuals (the beasts really are fantastic, seriously).

    Newt and Kowalski are adorable bros though, and this is a gorgeous gorgeous film. Will definitely be buying it on DVD. Maybe a tad terrifying for young'uns however...

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  • Single White Female

    Single White Female 1992

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Apr, 2016 2

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So, things we should learn from this film:
    - never get a housemate while on the rebound
    - never let your girlfriend go down on you until you have proof it actually is your girlfriend
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  • The Lesson

    The Lesson 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 24 Oct, 2015

    This was great: I was gripped all the way through and Margita Gosheva is excellent. Also, lessons to be learned:
    - never take out a loan
    - from anyone
    - ever
    - that's basically it