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  • National Theatre Live: Frankenstein 2011

    ★★★½ Watched 30 Oct, 2014

    Sadly, none of Emma Freud's sparkling clipboard tonight.

    Incredibly inspiring to see two actors take on the same roles - just as with reading the novel you focus on different aspect of the character. I went to see a double bill of this at the Rio, and it was a treat to see these two fantastic actors take on the Creature in quick succession.

    This adaptation opens with the Creature's birthing sequence, which was an interesting choice. I read the…

  • Northern Soul 2014

    ★★★ Watched 29 Oct, 2014 3

    Good to see where Michael Fassbender got his dance moves from.

    As with any film about being a fan, I did really enjoy the scenes where Elliot James Langridge first gets into Northern Soul. That feeling of being completely obsessed with everything even remotely associated with the scene you're getting into - the music, the clothes, the dancing, the... drugs?

    Right there is my main problem with the film: the rampant drug use. It just seems strange to start popping…

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  • Gone Girl 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 26 Oct, 2014 2

    Sela fucking Ward, guys. You go to see a David Fincher film, one everyone is talking about, and you're just completely amazed at the people he casts. Sela Ward, Casey Wilson, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit, Missi Pyle - all recognisable names, perhaps a bit past their prime, but still so good, playing completely unexpected roles.

    Rosamund Pike is amazing, of course, as is Ben Affleck (not something I expected, I'll be honest). The film takes you on an amazing trip,…

  • War Horse 2011

    ★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2014 35

    What a shitfest. I would probably have liked this film better if it had been about a cat. Or, hell, even about that goose that walks around on the farm at the beginning of this film. That was a great goose.

    For a film called 'War Horse', it takes a long time for the 'war'-element to enter, so for the first 50 minutes, it's mainly 'horse' - and I happened to skip the horse part in my coming of age.…