• The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★★

    So good. I like this movie because of its layers. HA. Get it? LAYERS!.

    Right.

    This movie is great and an excellent lesson in relationships. Also an excellent lesson in believing in yourself. ALSO an excellent lesson in understanding balance. ALSO SO MUCH MORE. It's all being reviewed by more eloquent people than I.

    Let's just say, Morgan Freeman's character is by far the most hilarious. At this one point. That I won't spoil.

  • Sleepless in Seattle

    Sleepless in Seattle

    ★★★★★

    Would you like to cry tears of joy while watching a film, similar to how they always look back at old movies and cry? Like in Sleepless in Seattle? Yes. It was like a film within a film within a film. I cried - lordy loo I cried. Why? Because love is just that amazing.

    That coming from an ex-love hater. YES. I know it's hoakey, but if you buy into it, it actually becomes flipping amazing.

    Technically - I…

  • I'm Not There

    I'm Not There

    Long - entertaining narrative - but long. And it's confusing at best. I know less now, about Bob Dylan, than I did before I started watching this film.

  • Get Shorty

    Get Shorty

    Charming... but boring.

  • Nebraska

    Nebraska

    ★★★★★

    Everything about this movie makes me feel so warm and tingly. On a journey through ye olde U. S. of A., a father and son visit old family (really old), see old friends and get up to no good - through no fault of their own.

    Woody (dad, Bruce Dern) and David (son, Will Forte) take a trip from Billings, Montana across to Lincoln, Nebraska to claim "a million dollars" from a bogus magazine ad. One night at a motel,…

  • Heavenly Creatures

    Heavenly Creatures

    ★★★★½

    This was like a random video store pick. I was browsing titles on Netflix and came across this film by Peter Jackson that I'd never heard of before. So, like in any video store hunt I've gone on in the past where I discover something by a really cool director that I've never heard of - I had to watch it.

    I'm used to Peter Jackson's fantastical fantasy worlds, and indeed I do love the way he puts them together.…

  • The Broken Circle Breakdown

    The Broken Circle Breakdown

    ★★★★★

    What a film.

    You know how when you eat a salted caramel truffle... the intermingling of sweet sugar contrasted with the salt that cuts through and intensifies the flavour all at the same time? That's this film.

    Don't not watch it.

  • Dan in Real Life

    Dan in Real Life

    ★★½

    This is a good family friendly feel good movie. Good all around. The mother and father characters are little flat, which is kind of sad because I think that John Mahoney is a great comedian. He could have been better applied. Well, both parents could have been better used overall.

    Dan struggles to make his daughters like him, 4 years after their mother dies. Instead of listening to them he decides to lay down the law. It's all downhill from…

  • Philadelphia

    Philadelphia

    ★★★★★

    Wowzers.

    I can only imagine the impact that this film must have had when it came out.

    Technically, I very much enjoyed the way this film was shot. My loving boyfriend brought to my attention, the director's "trademark" closeups of characters looking slightly off-centre at the camera. So I explored why this choice may have been made. This film came out when people were still at a crossroads about homosexuality and AIDS. Perhaps that specific shot type was employed to…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★★

    I can't help but adore, how people have become totally split on this film. It seems as though if they hate it, they hate it for all the wrong reasons. They hate it because of what happens in the story. They hate the characters. But I haven't heard them hate any of the excellent elements of filmmaking that Scorsese employs.

    I generally get sleepy during his films about halfway through - because I fall asleep in dark rooms. This movie…

  • The Great Outdoors

    The Great Outdoors

    ★★★★★

    I love this film for it's camp. Get it?

    Dan Akroyd is a slime ball in this movie. I hear he's a slime ball in real life. I saw a few bottles of his wine at the liquor store the other day, and they were incredibly dusty and filthy. I guess nobody wants to drink his wine.

    My dad brought me up on SCTV and early SNL characters and films. I will always have a great love of this film. I find that it still holds up, I laughed quite a bit while watching it.

    The end.