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  • Chaplin 1992

    ★★★★½ Watched 25 Aug, 2014

    Capturing the brilliance that is Charles Chaplin.

    Charlie Chaplin is not an easy person to just do a biography on. An iconic figure whose work is the stuff of legend. It’s hard to translate such a person to a believable story featuring likewise performances. For anyone who has seen Richard Attenborough’s dignified Gandhi it does not seem like he would be a bad choice to lend his gravitas to this material. It works out exactly like that as Attenborough and…

  • Panic Room 2002

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Aug, 2014 2

    That one David Fincher feature film that I still needed to see.

    Panic Room may seem like the most straightforward film in Finchers oeuvre. It's a thriller about a woman (Jodie Foster) and her daughter (Kristen Stewart) who just moved into an old New York house. In their first night robbers arrive and they flee into the safe room the house is equipped with. The big conundrum is that whatever the robbers seek is in this so-called panic room.


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    ★★★★★ Watched 20 Aug, 2014

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    ★★★★½ Watched 19 Aug, 2014 1

    Bleak Interiors

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