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  • The Terminal

    The Terminal 2004

    ★★★ Rewatched 07 Feb, 2016

    It's too long and the Zeta Jones stuff is weak, but this film is like a warm hug. It's just so charming.

  • New York, I Love You

    New York, I Love You 2008

    ★★★ Watched 31 Jan, 2016

    Loved the Orlando Bloom composer/Ethan Hawke picking up a woman/Elderly couple segments - they were all so wonderfully written and acted. The rest I wasn't so keen on, but most had something interesting to say.

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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…