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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    The adaptation of Gone Girl was one of my most anticipated films of 2014 after having read the book a couple of months before its release. The novel is an intense mystery thriller hard to put down; every twist poses a new question, and with a somewhat psychotic conclusion the book is one that has your brain ticking at full pace until you reach the very end. It was this intense and never-ending suspense, as well as the idea of…

  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine

    ★★★★★

    Completely depressing but beautiful in every way, Blue Valentine is romantic but so anti-romantic at the same time.

    Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are absolutely brilliant. Their raw emotion is deeply powerful and their chemistry is outstanding.

    The film's structure, constantly going backwards and forth, works incredibly well, allowing us to engage with both characters, showing both of their likeable and unlikeable characteristics alongside each other, and the cinematography is beautiful.

    Whilst this film tears me up inside every time, I absolutely love it.

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  • Curse of Chucky

    Curse of Chucky

    ★★

    Day 16 of my 31 Days of Horror challenge.1

    Going back to the style of the first the first two Chucky films, but this instalment feels dated rather than inspired. Bride and Seed of Chucky took the franchise in a new direction and added something different, but this film seems to erase them from memory and try again. But it doesn't quite work this time around. There are no surprises and it's not scary or exciting (since Chucky isn't really that scary!), so there was very little to remember this instalment for.

  • Leatherface

    Leatherface

    ★★½

    Day 15 of my 31 Days of Horror challenge.

    I much preferred this to the 2006 origin story of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The characters were developed well which isn't something we normally see with a film like this, and I really enjoyed the story. The gore was good, bordering on the edge of being over the top at times, but the acting was surprisingly the thing that stood out, for me. Sam Strike was brilliant, although I would have liked to have seen more of Finn Jones.

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★½

    I had a disclaimer at the top of this review but everybody went off telling me how wrong I was anyway, so scrap that, you'll just have to remember that this is merely one person's opinion and that we're all entitled to one.

    First of all, I like Kubrick's films, love some of them in fact, but I can't even pretend to like this one. Of course I understand the influence this film had on the industry in its time,…

  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch

    ★★★★

    I was told beforehand that this was a love it or hate it film and that there was no in between, and it's easy to see why that is. Personally, I don't agree with any of the negative reviews, so it turns out that I'm one of the few that love it.

    Firstly, I don't understand why many of the reviews I have read go on about the huge emphasis on rape for. This is what put me off at…