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  • Pride

    Pride

    ★★★½

    This could have gone so horribly wrong, but it thankfully didn't. It's authentic and touching, exploring both the lives of LGBT people and miners in the 80s in perfect detail.

    The cast are all incredible; Bill Nighy's scene with Imelda Staunton in the kitchen was handled so well, and one of the highlights of the movie for me. Also standout for me was Dominic West.

    It struggled to tie all the loose ends together at the end, but managed to…

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★½

    Wonderful writing. This movie unfolds slowly- too slowly in the beginning, actually- but when it finally lands, it runs and doesn't stop. The last fifteen minutes are incredible.

    Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt give some of their strongest performances here. I loved their characters, and how they interacted with each other. I also loved the general ambience going on; the lighting and the rain were beautiful.

    My biggest issue is the music. I hated it. It was too overpowering, too…

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  • Room

    Room

    ★★★★★

    This movie took my breath away.

    Jacob Tremblay deserves every accolade given to him, and I have no doubt there is a bright future ahead for him. Truly superb acting. He left me speechless with his portrayal of Jack. Larson, as his mother, is stunning as well. They had great on screen chemistry.

    The soundtrack is perfect, the camerawork was perfect, the acting was perfect. I lost track of the amount of times I cried, both in sadness and in joy.

    #25 A film with a title that’s one syllable long
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  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips

    ★★★★

    Tom Hanks shows us just what a talented actor he is in his role as Captain Phillips. He breathes life into the character, from his words down to the subtle movements of his eyes. A true pleasure to watch.

    It would have been easy to dehumanise the pirates, but it doesn't happen. Humanity is poured into what should be very unsympathetic characters. Abdi, as Muse, plays his role wonderfully, and the pirate team are portrayed so well by their respective…