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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★½

    No amount of poor reviews could have prepared me for what an absolute train wreck this movie is. I know you have to suspend belief with super hero movies but Batman v Superman just makes no sense at all. Character motivation is zero, references to future movies in the franchise are shoe-horned in in the most ham-fisted way and did I say that none of it makes any sense?

    Performances are adequate but no more than that. Wonder Woman is…

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Blue Is the Warmest Color

    ★★★

    I really wanted to love Blue is the Warmest Color, I really did, but in the end, well, I just didn't.

    The two main leads, Léa Seydoux (Emma) and Adèle Exarchopoulos, (Adèle ) are excellent though in particular it is Adèle that shines. She gives an extraordinary performance and seems to radiate from the screen. Both characters are totally believable and give heartfelt performances.

    I know I’m very much in the minority here but, despite the excellent performances, I just…

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  • Turn Me On, Dammit!

    Turn Me On, Dammit!

    ★★★★

    Have you ever sat down to watch a film, really not expecting much, and come away totally surprised and happy with what you've just seen? That was my experience tonight with Turn Me On, Dammit!

    Helene Bergsholm plays Alma who, in her own words, is a very horny 15 year old living with her mother in a tiny town in Norway. Alma becomes the outcast of the town after announcing that Artur, the boy she has a crush on, pokes…

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    I have a confession to make. This was my first Ingmar Bergman film.

    For years the name Ingmar Bergman put fear in my movie going soul. Titles like The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries and Persona would make me think of long, frankly boring, pretentious fare. I had no basis for these presumptions other than Bergmans reputation. But I figured as someone with an interest in cinema I couldn't go through life without seeing at least one Bergman movie so on…