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  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 19 May, 2016

    Mixed feelings about THE NEON DEMON. Stylish, with some incredible, striking visuals, and an amazing score. But while the first and last 30mns are fantastic, the slight script is filled with unnecessary, obvious scenes about the fashion world, and characters who bring nothing (Keanu Reeves?!) in its middle section. I actually wish NWR had made an even more radical object, with fewer dialogues, if any at all. Elle Fanning is fine, but Jena Malone is a knock-out, I wish the…

  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 26 Apr, 2016

    I didn't care much for the first one (mainly because Alex Pettyfer was annoying and the weakest link), and yet I loved MAGIC MIKE XXL, such a joyful film, mellow yet full of energy, with so many smiles! Elizabeth Banks, Jada Pinkett Smith and Andie MacDowell slayed, Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello are incredible, and I love the representation of male friendship and female empowerment. Wish I had seen it at the cinema

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  • Love Actually

    Love Actually 2003

    ½ Rewatched 30 Dec, 2013

    Letterboxd is going to be interesting as an external influence is making me watch films I truly do not want to. Such as this. Or in this case, rewatch it. Love. Actually has recently been comprehensively demolished, and rightly so.

    Does this deserve its reputation as the worst, most heinous film ever made? Are we being too harsh? Are us, UK based bloggers, too easily giving a pass to American rom-coms while being too severe on their home grown counterparts?…

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Feb, 2015 2

    An exhilarating and exquisite space folly, that is surprisingly involving and enormous fun.

    The art direction is more 70's/80's French sci-fi graphic novels (with whom the film shares a punk/queer sensibility) than modern calibrated blockbusters, which is why some will call it "silly".

    Proving that they still have the knack for it, the Wachowskis deliver some of the most exciting action scenes of recent memories and some fantastic set pieces (the chase in Chicago, the "eye of Jupiter" section...)

    Channing…