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  • The Kite Runner

    The Kite Runner 2007

    ★★★ Watched 13 Aug, 2015

    I loved this book and was worried that the film wouldn't be like it. I wanted the film to be a faithful representation of the book. I wanted the film to be just like the book ... and it is ... kind of. There's so much of the book here that the film ends up feeling rushed. The characters too roughly sketched out. Not deep enough. The film tries so hard to be just like the book that it ends up being not like the book at all. The film is OK ... not like the book.

  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6 2014

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 05 Jun, 2015

    Fud-ul-ud-ul-ud-ul-uhh

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  • Black Swan

    Black Swan 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Apr, 2012 1

    Surely director Darren Aronofsky intended this to be a homage to the great Roman Polanski? The similarities, stylistically and narratively, to both Rosemary's Baby and Repulsion are evident throughout. Natalie Portman is superb as a prima ballerina obsessed with the idea that fellow ballerina Mila Kunis might be a better performer than her, or worse, might actually want to become her. Portman's character reminded me of both heroines of the two Polanski films, being very mouselike and shy, almost apologetic…

  • 127 Hours

    127 Hours 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Jan, 2014

    For God's sake, stop touching that nerve! :-0