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  • The Gift

    The Gift 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 29 Aug, 2015

    Joel Edgerton has managed to craft a solid thriller with genuine tension, terrific performances, great cinematography and powerful ideas. While the film does feel a little "by the numbers" at points, the film still manages to be an effective and edgy slow burn right up to the cut to credits.

  • White Bird in a Blizzard

    White Bird in a Blizzard 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 26 Aug, 2015

    Worth watching for Shailene Woodley... oh, and she gives a good performance too.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 31 Dec, 2014

    "I'm here for a reason."

    Right from the opening scene, Damien Chazelle's directorial debut, "Whiplash" succeeds as a spellbinding, thrilling and expertly crafted film of conflict and ambition.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love 2002

    ★★★★★ Added

    Paul Thomas Anderson's 2002 film, Punch-Drunk Love is one that manages to bring out a truly complex and genuine performance from an actor who's filmography is usually comedies. In this case, the actor is Adam Sandler. Adam Sandler plays Barry, man with psychological issues, who falls in love with Lena (Emily Watson), whilst at the same time being extorted by a phone-sex company, owned by Philip Seymour Hoffman's character, and buying a lot of pudding for Frequent Flyer Points. Sandler's…