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  • The Assassin

    The Assassin 2015

    Watched 31 Jan, 2016

    No. Just...No.

  • The Dressmaker

    The Dressmaker 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Jan, 2016

    Only the Australians can make a film like this. And for that I love them.

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  • 127 Hours

    127 Hours 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 02 Jan, 2014

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

  • 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…