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  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Jul, 2015

    Never would have guessed that MAGIC MIKE XXL would be one of the most inclusive, non judgmental, and body positive films for women. It is.

    The females in this film are all shapes, sizes, and ethnicity, and the film never judges them on any of it - in fact it doesn't even mention it. Women are allowed to have fun, let lose, and be themselves and it's really quite wonderful.

    The female supporting characters are all interesting and actually have…

  • Amy

    Amy 2015

    Watched 05 Jul, 2015 4

    I am quite conflicted about AMY.

    On the one hand it's an incredibly interesting documentary with depth. I learnt a lot about her artistry & songwriting, as well as about the mixture of people/situations/substances that contributed to her problems.

    On the other hand, there's quite a bit of footage in AMY which was a contributing factor of her problems - pap footage, photos of her in various states of messed up, video footage of her absolutely wasted and/or in pain. Yes…

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  • Cloverfield

    Cloverfield 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 22 Jan, 2012

    Had I known how truly BAD-ASS this film was, I would have made an effort to see it at the cinema. Wow, what a heart-pounding ride. The thing about this monster movie is it feels real. The shitty handheld camera, the irrational decisions, the sheer terror felt by the characters. If there was ever an Alien invasion I would imagine it would occur something like this. Less is definitely more when it comes to showing what is attacking. A quick…

  • Shame

    Shame 2011

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Jan, 2012

    Shame is a cold look at the impact of addiction on a person's life. The film is beautifully shot and masterfully edited. The colour palate of winter New York really adds to the cool feeling.

    While some may find this film to be shallow and unfeeling, I believe that is how you are supposed to feel. Addiction takes over peoples lives and leaves them hollow, without any purpose except getting the next fix and easing the pain.

    Absolutely astounding acting…