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  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 07 Sep, 2015

    Last time I watched this I scored it 2 stars. What was I thinking? Rewatched it tonight and it blew me away! An amazing film with a stunning performance from Quvenzhané Wallis (who should have won the Oscar). And the music! So lovely. How I got this so wrong last time is beyond me!

  • The Kite Runner

    The Kite Runner 2007

    ★★★ Watched 13 Aug, 2015

    I loved this book and worried that the film would be nothing like it. The trouble is ... it tried to be too much like the book and ends up as a result being nowhere near as good. So paradoxically, it's so much like the book it's nothing like it!

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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