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  • The Outsiders

    The Outsiders 1983

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 23 Aug, 2015

    "Stay gold Ponyboy"

    This film captures all the youth, angst and exuberance of S.E. Hinton's brilliant novel. As sensitive as it is tough.

  • The One I Love

    The One I Love 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2015

    Not at all what I was expecting (a small scale drama like My Sister's Sister) - instead I got a much more interesting film, about what you're willing to sacrifice for the one you love, how much you're willing to change for another person, what betrayals you can except, the consequences of lying and spying on a spouse and what happens when we are confronted with better versions of ourselves.

    The genre shifts comfortably from dramedy, to thriller with surrealist touches.

  • Iris

    Iris 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Aug, 2015

    Portrait of an amazing woman.

    "I'd rather be happy than well dressed."

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club 1985

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Aug, 2015

    So that's what a perfect film looks like.

  • Happy Christmas

    Happy Christmas 2014

    ★★½ Added

    I don't even know why I just watched a Christmas film in August.

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 19 Jul, 2015

    Will literally give you all the feels, but mostly joy with a smidge of sadness.

  • The Guest

    The Guest 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2015

    Fun, schlocky horror/thriller. David is so well played by Dan Stevens that I was still took in by his charm even as his actions got pretty bad... Great soundtrack too.

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    Deliciously hypnotic horror.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 May, 2015

    One hell of a ride. Essentially one giant set-piece of incredibly car chases.

    This is Furiosa's film, she carries the weight and drive of the narrative. There is so more emotion in Furiosa’s eyes the whole way through this film, the rage, the hurt, the frustration; she makes for a fiercer action hero than Max because you can see just how much she cares for these woman, how badly she needs to succeed. She has so much more at stake.…

  • Magic in the Moonlight

    Magic in the Moonlight 2014

    ★★½ Watched 26 Apr, 2015

    Egotistical, eccentric older man creepily thinks he's in love with a much younger, beautiful woman.

    This is a Woody Allen film you say?

    Who would have guessed.

  • Begin Again

    Begin Again 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Apr, 2015

    Charming enough.

  • Whisper of the Heart

    Whisper of the Heart 1995

    ★★★★ Rewatched

    Sweet and inspiring.