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  • Frances Ha 2012

    ★★ Watched 11 Apr, 2014

    Greta Garwig is a unique, kooky young actress who oozes so much dedication to her role here, it is more than admirable and there are shades of classic French cinema and the aroma of Woody Allen in the way the film is created. Unfortunately Frances Ha, Noah Baumbach's latest free flowing dramedy is too smart, too quirky and too scatter-shot in it's editing and starts irksome and remains irritating through-out.
    It feels like Footloose at times or some kind of…

  • Short Term 12 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Apr, 2014

    Being a support-worker myself i was highly intrigued to see this film by debutante Destin Cretton based on a short feature of his from a few years before. It is an insightful, often moving portrayal of not only the internal struggles of a care-centre(halfway house) but the emotional strains of the carers themselves played by an array of young talent. So kudos to the casting agent.
    There is a hard hitting message about the ethics that we apply when making…

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 02 Apr, 2014

    After the lackluster and uninspired first Captain America adventure, not to mention my own mini-anxieties surrounding these comic-book adaptations, I really was not expecting much from The Winter Soldier.(often the best way to head into a movie anyway)
    How delighted then to come out of the cinema with more than a satisfied grin plastered on my face. Its a big call but this Captain America is most likely the best of the Marvel films yet.
    This Steve Rogers(Cap) has a…

  • Stoker 2013

    ★★ Added

    Much of Stoker garners a supernatural tone, even dare i say it, a Lynchian feel at times. It is said to have subtexts surrounding adolescence and sexual awakening and although beautifully shot I really didn't 'get it'. It turns into some hokey, misguided homage to film noir type films and murder mysteries with De Palma-esque edges that frankly makes the film a bit of a boring mess come the final narrative twist.
    Despite some interesting symbolism and ideas about how…