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  • The Lego Movie 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 08 Jul, 2014

    Awesome. Just like everything.

  • Belle 2014

    ★★½ Watched 23 Jun, 2014

    Like a Merchant Ivory version of 12 years a Slave, this film has some weighty issues to deal with but does so in a very light, almost polite way, but then that's what the British upper classes were supposed to be like back then: polite.

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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

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Jan, 2014

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