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  • Prometheus 2012

    ★★★ Added

    Not as enjoyable as I'd hoped. The performances were good; I just didn't really care about the cause, if you will. Didn't really inspire any viewing of Alien either.

  • Her 2013

    ★★★★½ Added

    What an extraordinary film. The concept alone is mind-boggling, yet brilliant. This film could not have succeeded without the weighty performance by Joaquin Phoenix, and Scarlett Johansson’s Samantha is something magical. I don’t think I felt anything was far-fetched or unbelievable, and that is not only testament to Spike Jones’ direction, but his writing as well. Utterly original.

  • The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest 2009

    ★★★½ Added

    This wasn't bad, not as good as the first instalment (again). Lisbeth's makeover is kick-arse, though.

  • The Girl Who Played with Fire 2009

    ★★★½ Added

    Not as good as the first instalment, but a fine effort visually.

  • Love & Other Drugs 2010

    ★★★ Added

    Postives: good acting, interesting story. Negatives: didn't really care about anyone :/

  • August: Osage County 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    Saw this for Benedict Cumberbatch (of course). Not bad, if a little long. Streep is fantastic, as usual.

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 2011

    ★★ Watched 23 Apr, 2014

    So I reneged and watched this. What a waste of two and a half hours. Such a stale performance from Craig... The pacing was eratic and many scenes stretched out painfully. On a positive note, Mara is a shining star in this, and the score was fabulous. Dissapointing for a Fincher.

  • Dallas Buyers Club 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Feb, 2014

    A bold and moving true story that stays with the viewer long after the final credits rolled. A lot of attention had been payed to Leto - and rightfully so - but McConaughey's performance is simply stunning.

  • The Savages 2007

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Feb, 2014

    I watched this film the day that the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death came in. It made what is already a sad but touching film all the more emotional, for his talent was boundless and commitment unwavering. Great performance from Linney too.

  • Ender's Game 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Nov, 2013

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE. I can't explain exactly what it is, but it just spoke to me in a way not many films have lately. Asa Butterfield is an extremely talented actor, and carried this space adventure with aplomb.

  • Prisoners 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 11 Nov, 2013

    Less of a film about a kidnapping, and more of a portrait of the very worst of humanity. Great performances and pacing. The ending is brilliant.

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 2011

    Added

    ... I literally want to cut my eyes out of my face.