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  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Jan, 2015

    Where to begin with this highly original comedy? Michael Keaton gives a brilliant and varied performance as Riggan Thomson, a washed-up movie star directing, writing and starring in a play, with the hopes of shedding the one-role image that haunts him – Birdman. Yes, he played a superhero in a movie franchise and its left him bitter. Edward Norton shines as a method actor with a penchant for truth. Emma Stone is also exceptional in her most emotion-charged role yet.…

  • Wild

    Wild 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Jan, 2015

    What could seriously have been an extremely boring film turns out to be a confronting and ultimately redemptive portrait of an average woman trying to make amends for the mistakes she has made. After a downward spiral prompted by the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, a walk that is notoriously difficult for first-time hikers. Reece Witherspoon gives an emotional performance as Strayed, while Laura Dern shines as Strayed’s eccentric mother. Dallas Buyer’s…

  • Geography Club

    Geography Club 2013

    ½ Watched 10 Jan, 2015

    This has got to be the worst film of all time. A horrid adaptation of rather horrid source material.

  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2014

    ★★½ Added

    What is essentially an extended action sequence, Peter Jackson's final Middle Earth effort is anything but good. Almost obnoxious in scale, this film (and trilogy) stands alone in the shadows of the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. I have never been surer that The Hobbit should never have been made into more than one film. Disappointing.

  • Prometheus

    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

    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

    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

    The Girl Who Played with Fire 2009

    ★★★½ Added

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

  • Love & Other Drugs

    Love & Other Drugs 2010

    ★★★ Added

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

  • August: Osage County

    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

    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

    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.