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  • Posthumous

    Posthumous 2014

    ★★½ Watched 21 Jun, 2016

    Could have been wonderful, a meeting of two slightly lost souls in a city foreign to them both (Berlin, looking gorgeously autumnal), but both characters are underdeveloped and Jack Huston looks suspiciously orange for a British man in Berlin.

    The premise of the film is cliché, though appealing, as an artist decides to run with his perceived demise when his work starts selling in huge numbers. As he pretends to be his brother, he meets an American journalist interested in…

  • G.B.F.

    G.B.F. 2013

    ★★★ Watched 16 Jun, 2016 4

    It's unfair of me to want to compare this to MTV's 'Faking It', which borrowed much of this film's cast. I feel 'Faking It' deals more poignantly with the hell hole that high school can be, but then it has more time to develop its characters. This is a fun watch, if more forgettable than it ought to be.

    Could have been even more camp, Michael J. Willett and Xosha Roquemore are fantastic but Sasha Pieterse and Andrea Bowen could have been more developed. Enjoyable supporting roles for Megan Mullally and Natasha Lyonne.

    Massive kudos to the person in charge of decorating Paul Iacono's character's bedroom.

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  • War Horse

    War Horse 2011

    ★★ Watched 14 Feb, 2014 37

    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.…

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey 2015

    ★★★ Watched 13 Feb, 2015 15

    Do you judge the film, or the book? I tried to judge the film on its own merit, but kind of failed. I suppose the good news is, the film in better than the book.

    I'm not going to lie, I looked forward to seeing this - how often do you see a book by a woman about a woman, adapted for the screen by a woman, and then directed by a woman. When the director is Sam Taylor-Johnson, I'm…