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  • Loving

    Loving

    ★★★

    I've often noted in my reviews here that is it unfair to compare films to television mini series, as they have more time to develop characters and so in some sense hold an advantage. In the case of 'Loving', I have to say it's unfair to compare a film to a photograph. Looking at Grey Villet's photographs of the Lovings, you immediately project your own reading onto them, you create your own version of events and relate it to your…

  • Tomboy

    Tomboy

    Still kind of takes your breath away to see a film so staggeringly sexist. Purports to be a film about a tomboy teen girl with an interest in being a mechanic, but it's really just a ploy to show how she goes braless.

    Should have known from the opening credits that show her soaping up in the shower. You begin to wonder if this is a porn film with the naughty bits edited out.

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  • War Horse

    War Horse

    ★★

    What a shitfest. I would probably have liked this film better if it had been about a cat. Or, hell, even about that goose that walks around on the farm at the beginning of this film. That was a great goose.

    For a film called 'War Horse', it takes a long time for the 'war'-element to enter, so for the first 50 minutes, it's mainly 'horse' - and I happened to skip the horse part in my coming of age.…

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    ★★★

    Do you judge the film, or the book? I tried to judge the film on its own merit, but kind of failed. I suppose the good news is, the film in better than the book.

    I'm not going to lie, I looked forward to seeing this - how often do you see a book by a woman about a woman, adapted for the screen by a woman, and then directed by a woman. When the director is Sam Taylor-Johnson, I'm…