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  • 12 Years a Slave 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 07 Apr, 2014 5

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Othello: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 2008

    ★★★ Watched 06 Apr, 2014 7

    That's more like it.

    'Othello' is obviously one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, but (much to my embarrassment) I'd never read it or even watched a faithful adaptation of it (I doubt teen movies count, right?).

    I found it gripping and interesting across the board, which I sadly can't say for some of Shakespeare's other plays I've read so far. 'The Merchant of Venice' and 'Twelfth Night' left me pretty cold on a whole, and while I loved the theme of…

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  • The Breakfast Club 1985

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 24 Mar, 2014 4

    Finals week, so I'm mostly "watching" films in the background while "studying". Ha. Had to log this one because, hey, it's 30 years today since "March 24, 1984"!

    When, aged 26, I had to give a speech at university on a topic I cared deeply about, I gave a speech on the excellence of John Hughes. Turns out fellow students gave speeches on gun control and abortion rights... It seems fitting. In my life, John Hughes has probably been the…

  • Indecent Proposal 1993

    ★★ Watched 28 Mar, 2014 11

    I feel like this film was made as some sort of elaborate drinking game.

    - Take a shot every time Demi Moore is shown to be aroused by money.

    - Take a shot every time Woody Harrelson blatantly disregards his wife's indications that she doesn't want to do something.

    - Take a shot every time Robert Redford hammers home the films message by literally talking about whether or not you can buy love.

    You should be shitfaced before the film…