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  • What Maisie Knew 2012

    ★★★★ Watched 26 Aug, 2014

    What a great film this turned out to be. In honesty, before stumbling upon it through Netflix I had never heard of it. A delightful little film about a little girl (Onata Aprile) who holds so much sorrow in her eyes but when she smiles you smile.

    Good roles are filled by Steve Coogan and Julianne More as you would expect but the second best performance after Onata has to be down to Alexander Skarsgard otherwise known as Eric Northman from True Blood. He portrays a gentle soul to whom Maisie is instantly drawn, becoming the loving father figure she's never had.

  • The Frozen Ground 2013

    ★★★ Watched 26 Aug, 2014

    As part of a Netflix day I watched this film.

    It's quite an interesting story, which is usually the case when the film is based on actual events. John Cusask is good as the serial killer but not amazing, the same goes for Nicolas Cage. They don't blow you away with their performances but do enough to keep you engaged.

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  • Her 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    I've seen 2 films over the past week or so in which Joaquin Phoenix stars and in both he has been outstanding. In Her, his ability to portray an emotional relationship with essentially Scarlett Johanssons voice is something to be marveled at. I don't think I've ever seen a film, which so effectively depicts a relationship the way that Her does, which is odd as the relationship is between a man and his machine. This is most likely due to…

  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones 2013

    ★½ Watched 26 Aug, 2014

    Starts off reasonably ok but becomes progressively worse with some awful cheese.....and not the good kind.