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  • Frozen 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Mar, 2014

    In the olden days a prince would meet a princess, fall in love, and marry, often within hours of meeting, so I was quite taken aback to see the same plot used here in a modern Disney, who are so very careful about making their princesses appear strong and independent nowadays.

    But - cleverly - this "love at first sight" becomes a rather pivotal plot point in the movie and is in fact handled very well indeed. I won't spoil it by referring to anything in particular, but I was delighted by how it was resolved in the end.

  • Pageant 2008

    ★★½ Watched 25 Mar, 2014

    Recently I've been watching RuPaul's Drag Race on Netflix. It's a cheap, fun, camp show about drag queens. I watched this thinking it would delve a bit deeper into their world. But it doesn't. It's rather bland and unfabulous, which is a shame when you consider the subject. Oh well.

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  • 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 2010

    ★★★★★ Watched 02 Jan, 2014

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