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universeandu has written 8 reviews for films during 2014.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★

    A serious kick in my stomach. This movie is stirring.

  • [REC]⁴ Apocalypse

    [REC]⁴ Apocalypse

    ★★

    If this movie wasn't part of the [REC] saga, it would be an average survival and I would be okay with it. But it's not, it's supposed to be the exact sequel of [REC] 2 and it was a huge disappointment.
    Angela Vidal returns and her character is not even exploited, actually the whole movie lacks of development. It's a shame, after all we were expecting something huge after the cliffhanger of [REC] 2.
    The shaky camera is annoying as…

  • Coldwater

    Coldwater

    ★★★

    What bugs me the most is the pace of the movie. It doesn't help it, and the flashbacks are breaking the action and the sentiments. But the second part is way more interesting, thanks to the amazing performance of P.J. Boudousqué and all the supportive cast of young men. Vincent Grashaw could have done it better for its first movie but it's a great attempt of making a story about what society doesn't want with violent teens. It's the kind of movie that stucks with you for a while after viewing.

  • The Babadook

    The Babadook

    ★★★★

    The Babadook is scary, terrifying but also very moving and has a deep sense of storytelling. The directing of Jennifer Kent is very inspiring and she never looses the audience with some cheap thrills. It's a movie about the power of love and that's why it makes it so interesting. The performances by the two leads are impressive and make The Babadook one of the most important movie of the year.

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    How to Train Your Dragon 2

    ★★★★½

    How To Train Your Dragon 2 is nothing but spectacular. It is epic and a true moment of cinema. Definitely, one of the best movie of the year for sure. It's gonna steal your heart and melt it.

  • The Battery

    The Battery

    ★★★★

    This is not your regular zombie flick. The Battery is a very honest movie about surviving and friendship. Even though, it has a low budget, it doesn't lack of atmosphere and tension. It's also very human and moving. And it has an awesome soundtrack.

  • The Descent: Part 2

    The Descent: Part 2

    ★½

    A very poor sequel with no respect for the first film. The end of Neil Marshall's The Descent has been cut off to make this sequel possible. It's absolutely non-sense, especially when you analyze Sarah's behaviour, completely out of character! The atmosphere tries to gives some chills and there's nothing else to save but David Julyan's composition.

  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

    Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

    ★★½

    Way better than the last installment of the franchise, The Marked Ones succeeds at giving answers. Unfortunately, the movie lacks of the scary treatment.