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  • Like Crazy 2011

    ★★★½ Added

    "...Offering the viewer a mature portrait of the messy nature of love – after all, it is more than simply falling for someone – Like Crazy revels in its realism, aided by its handheld cinematography and large amount of improvised dialogue. The film documents the central pair’s transition from initial passion to painful longing to frustrated and heated arguments, with events constantly testing their feelings. They are not always likeable or honourable – but that is the point. The characters…

  • The Day I Saw Your Heart 2011

    ★★½ Added

    "...While the film never fuly explains the family’s estrangement from each other, Dom and Justine represent contrasting reactions to negligent parenting. Dom is desperate for a child to prove she can do a better job, while Justine is unable to commit to something as fleeting and potentially heartbreaking as a relationship. Indeed, Suzanne’s pregnancy affects all of the characters, and the narrative’s timeline is structured around its progression..."

    Read the full review at AtTheCinema.

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  • The Adventures of Tintin 2011

    ★★★½ Added

    "...the filmmakers have beefed up the books with some magnificent and breathtaking action sequences. Chase sequences, near-misses and audacious stunts combine to create a wondrous spectacle not seen from Spielberg in many years. The animation and effective 3D work together to create thrilling visuals – guided by the director’s immaculate framing – that make the action set-pieces even more intricate. Much like his Indiana Jones series, Spielberg gleefully moves between locations at a rapid pace, guided by another wonderful score by John Williams..."

    Read the full review at AtTheCinema.

  • 17 Girls 2011

    ★★½ Watched 14 Feb, 2012

    "Inspired by real events in 2008 where 18 high school students took part in a supposed “pregnancy pact”, Delphine and Muriel Coulin’s drama-comedy 17 Girls (17 filles) offers a highly stylised yet languidly paced portrayal of the waywardness of headstrong teenagers. Despite being based on a true story, the film is an unconvincing and superficial approach to adolescence, and often an empty experience..."

    Read the full review at AtTheCinema.