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  • Serena 2014

    Watched 26 Nov, 2014

    If you want to watch a female directed, Jennifer Lawrence frontier film, watch Winter's Bone.

  • Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Nov, 2014

    Nightcrawler is a disturbing film and it’s not just due to the actions of its leading character. The thing that is really upsetting about this film is how on-point it is. We live in the age of now. Every event needs to be videoed, instagrammed, tweeted, broadcast and made available for our consumption as soon as possible. The lines between news and entertainment are increasingly blurred, particularly when it comes to breakfast variety shows (let’s not kid ourselves and call…

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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…