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  • Only Lovers Left Alive 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2014

    This film is something special. An exquisite, lush production with some of the most haunting, most beautiful original music I have heard in some time.

    This is no a vampire film. This is a love story, the love of two beings who happen to be vampires and their centuries long relationship. One is confident with her place in the world. She has been around long enough to understand what falls will rise again in one way or another and they…

  • Divergent 2014

    ★½ Watched 20 Apr, 2014 2

    It's quite impressive to make a slight source material even slighter on film, but somehow DIVERGENT managed it. I'm slightly baffled why they focused so much on the training/initiation and then skimmed over the part which actually hints to why their world exists the way it does.

    None of the performances are particularly good, with Miles Teller and Kate Winslet memorable for the wrong reasons. Woodley is a good actress but she doesn't quiet have the presence required to helm…

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  • 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 2011

    ★★★★½ 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…