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  • The Fundamentals of Caring

    The Fundamentals of Caring

    ★★★★

    This is the film I needed to see right now, and I didn't even know it. Perhaps my favourite Paul Rudd film, he's not a tool in this.
    I found the characters entertaining and relatable, appreciated the humour. The back story for the lead role is a bit shit but beyond that, it's interesting and heartwarming. Without being a wheelchair user myself, I think the portrayal was good. Except an unlikely circumstance involving stairs which was resolved in a comic manner rather than a "real" way, but it is a comedy.
    A heartwarming film with a good resolution, I'd recommend it.

  • Obvious Child

    Obvious Child

    ★★★★

    After watching a string of rom-com's, this story was really relatable. The lead, Donna is personable and accessible and the way she conducts herself is so familiar to me. I related to her a lot.
    The storyline had its own quirk and originality and I actually enjoyed every single character. Not an epic film but an intruiging and comfortable alt romance type. I'd love to watch more like this.

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  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    ★★★★

    This is the kind of film you can watch time and time again, and always find a new gem to ferret away.

    Depp does a fabulous job acting the lunatic, and his "Sar-mow-ahn" attorney makes for an excellent sidekick.

    Mad situations, drug induced hallucinations, and the insight of a whole other reality give this film it's texture. Hunter S. Thompson's dialogue is brought to life with the narration, which moves quickly and makes the film worth a repeat watch for words alone.

    Don't forget the absurd cameo of a certain Spiderman, Tobey Maguire as the Hitchhiker.

    "What? No. We can't stop here. This is bat country."

  • On the Road

    On the Road

    ★★★★

    After catching the wrong ferry and missing a screening of Moonrise Kingdom, I ended up hitting the cinema in great time for "On the Road". If fate is a thing, this was it - I'd started reading the book that very day.

    Fans of the book will immediately start counting dissimilarities - Sal lives with his French speaking mother in NYC, not his aunt. Marylou is played by the very brunette Kirsten Stewart, and her character is generally less golden…