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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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  • Outlaw King

    Outlaw King

    ★★★★

    There are many reasons to watch Netflix's Outlaw King:

    - If you've always wanted a Braveheart sequel
    - If you're missing Game of Thrones
    - If you want to see Chris Pine naked (He's great other than in that scene, too)
    - If you enjoy watching Aaron Taylor-Johnson go a little crazy
    - Florence Pugh
    - The beautiful Scottish scenery
    - Lots of well-executed fight scenes and gore

  • Mute

    Mute

    ★★½

    A beautiful neo-noir setting, but that is probably all that you will remember this film for (whether you consider it a Blade Runner rip-off or just think it's pretty to look at). Described by directed Duncan Jones as a "spiritual sequel" to his 2009 film Moon, it's unlikely that you will see any links between the two. There's very little I remember about this film even after just watching it, it had that little impact.

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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…