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  • The Princess and the Frog

    The Princess and the Frog


    After a decade of mostly bland or crap movies, Disney created an animated film so beautiful that I can totally forgive it's Randy Newman penned soundtrack. The Princess and the Frog marks another reconnaissance for the mouse house and I would argue it's importance over the last revitalising Disney movie, The Little Mermaid.

    The characters are wonderful, the voice acting superb and the animation is pure magic. It kills me that Disney haven't made another animated movie in a hand-drawn…

  • Single White Female

    Single White Female


    A surprisingly competent thriller from the early nineties, Single White Female boasts two great, central performances from Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The dynamic these characters have is impressive, although there definitely feels like a fair amount has been excised from the original cut.

    We get neutered violence but over-sexualised scenes which muddies the tone in places, and the slow build in the first half, kicks up several gears and draws toward a less focussed and rushed conclusion. The…

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  • Dr. No

    Dr. No


    Thank jeebus for Letterboxd. For years I've been doing the "Bond Marathon" before the latest 007 adventure. For years I thought I was the only sad fucker who endured all twenty something films in preparation for the next slice of kiss kiss, bang bang. There's a few that have more or less concluded this little ritual, but seeing as Skyfall ain't out until 26th October I thought I'd slowly work my way through them, starting now.

    So... Dr No. The…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises


    I have absolutely no idea of how to start this review.
    First off the bat, to the best of my knowledge there is nothing here that will shake the foundations and change the opinion of the Nolan haters.

    Set 8 years after The Dark Knight, this film takes a knackered and spiritually broken Bruce Wayne and places him in a situation where he must don the cape once more.
    Christian Bale has come a long way in 7 years. From…