RSS feed for Vanina

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

More
  • Happy Campers

    Happy Campers 2001

    ★★★½ Watched 24 May, 2015

    Starring:
    Wichita ... Brad Renfro
    Wendy ... Dominique Swain
    Jasper ... that androgynous drummer from seminal Canadian TV series 'Ready or Not' whom I quite fancied age 11
    Talia ... that mean redhead girl from 'Gilmore Girls' who's decidedly less whiney in this than she was in the awful 'Men In Trees'
    Adam ... that annoying film wunderkind Dawson worked for in 'Dawson's Creek'
    Pixel ... Jaime King from 'Slackers'!
    Donald ... Justin Long who has the smallest role

    As…

  • 100 Girls

    100 Girls 2000

    ★½ Watched 24 May, 2015

    Someone's review on Letterboxd is claiming this film encapsulates the whole field of gender studies, but that's giving the film far, far too much credit. Likening a feminist lecturer to a leather-clad SS officer is just tasteless, as is most of the rest of the film.

    Watched this because it's featured in 'Beyond Clueless', which I'm still waiting to see (why is there such a huge discrepancy between Netflixes? Boo!).

Popular reviews

More
  • 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.…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 21 May, 2015 4

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

    Well, this was most like my Philosophy of Science university module coming to life. As a result, there are many interesting thoughts to unpick about what makes us human, what constitutes as reality, but also - it's pretentious as shit. I get the feeling this film would be insanely entertaining to write a paper on, but as Thursday evening entertainment it's interesting, but too predictable to be overly entertaining.

    There are many interesting discussions within the film, but it also…