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  • Adult World 2013

    ★½ Watched 22 Aug, 2014

    I couldn't watch it for more than 15-20 minutes. Nothing to grab my attention or interest.

  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen 2011

    ½ Watched 22 Aug, 2014

    Never again will I attempt to watch a film by Lasse Hallstrom. I haven't seen many but the few I have, weren't very impressive in any way. This one is so bad it's almost unbelievable. The first thing that sickened me was the constant "music" underlining the whole thing. Then, everything else from the acting to the dialogue, from the story to the cinematography. Boring, uninspired and vacuous in every sense.

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  • Under the Skin 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 01 Jul, 2014

    Almost experimental. Great soundtrack. Moody as hell. Tracking shots like those of Birth. Reminds me of Roeg's "The Man Who Fell to Earth" in that the film is experienced through the eyes of the alien. Not much is explained. I like the mystery.

  • Dark Shadows 2012

    ★★ Watched 09 Jul, 2014

    Some funny moments but all in all, quite strained. Straining to fill it's running time. Perhaps it would have helped a bit if I was familiar with the tv series it was based on, but ultimately, it felt like the film was masquerading its emptiness with parody. The usual flimsy dialogue and mediocre acting for a Burton film however this time, even the stylised visuals and set design just barely kept my interest throughout.