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  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski

    ★★★½

    Definitely enjoyable, but a little overrated.

    Great performances from all the actors. I hated Walter so much in the beginning, but at the end I came to appreciate the complexities of his character. I loved Maude; unashamed, forward and totally honest in her intentions. If only everyone could be more like her.

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  • Death Note

    Death Note

    ½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Was this supposed to be serious?

    I'm trying hard not to compare this to the original manga. I told myself going in to judge it on its own merit alone, but it doesn't have any merit. Light was passable at best and L was downright terrible; a shadow of his original character, with non of the intellect. Light and L are supposed to be equals, playing a game of cat and mouse. Instead we get Light half-pretending he isn't Kira…

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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…

  • I, Daniel Blake

    I, Daniel Blake

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    As a disabled person in the UK who has dealt with the system shown in this movie, I was more deeply invested than perhaps others would be. I have had my ESA taken, jumped through the Jobseeker hoops, and sat before an appeal panel who decided I was entitled to my ESA back. I've heard that awful hold music more times than I can care to count.

    It's for this reason that I am also slightly critical. This movie takes…