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  • Gentleman's Agreement

    Gentleman's Agreement 1947

    ★★★½ Watched 19 Jul, 2016 6

    While this film is historically very interesting (made two years after the end of WWII, directed by Elia Kazan, tackling Antisemitism in America in a Best Picture Oscar-winning film), cinematically it didn't do much for me at all. While I can see that the topic of the film was ground-breaking at the time, I found the film dull and predictable, dealing with rather overt cases of bigotry - it didn't go into the psychology of this bigotry at all, which…

  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

    Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie 2016

    ★★★ Watched 13 Jul, 2016 2

    Did everyone lose their sense of humour following Brexit? While that's completely understandable, I am slightly baffled by the terrible reviews this film is receiving. Of course, it's a film about a television show, which is hardly ever a success, but it's an energetic and enjoyable film. I do feel Ab Fab is a bit outdated now, but watching this at a pre-premiere with a few friends who like the series as well, I was cackling happily.

    Essentially this is…

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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…