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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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  • Framing Britney Spears

    Framing Britney Spears

    ★★★★

    Exploring Britney's rise to fame as a pop star, her treatment by the paparazzi, and her highly-publicised breakdown in 2007, I found it so interesting to finally get to know Britney a little better.

    I was obviously a fan of her music when I was younger, but I also read about the media stories about her life which undeniably overshadowed her talent at that time. What this documentary achieves most significantly is that it has made me realised how I…

  • Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

    Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel

    ★★★★

    There are two interesting things about this documentary - the mystery of the location itself, and the mythology around the death and disappearance of Elisa Lam. The two come together in one of the most bizarre, unbelievable, and haunting of ways, which is why you won't be able to take your eyes off the screen.

    The conspiracy theories discussed are so thought-provoking and intriguing, drowning in a mystery that you become desperate to make sense of. I found myself caught…

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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…