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Caolan has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • A Room with a View

    A Room with a View

    ★★½

    The first half of this movie reaaaally drags which is a shame because the second half is really great once the plot finally gains more motion. I think I would've rated it much higher if it weren't for this.

    Complaints aside, it's beautifully shot, well written and well acted (with a great theatrical debut from Helena Bonham-Carter). Daniel Day-Lewis also stood out, often providing comedic relief, despite having a smaller role than usual.

    The score was by far the best part of the movie. Honestly it accompanied each scene perfectly and I don't think I've heard anything like that in film before.

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★½

    This movie kind of felt like it was written by a 10 year old. The humour was pretty basic, dialogue overly cheesy & sentimental and you pretty much know exactly how it'll end because the obvious foreshadowing is repeatedly waved in your face. Also, I found the main character really unlikeable.

    It's saved, somewhat, by the excellent CGI & Transformer character designs as well as the fact that this movie didn't rely on a magic Macguffin like every other movie in the franchise.

    ... Also, and I can't believe I'm saying this, John Cena was pretty funny with his continuous one liners.

  • Greenberg

    Greenberg

    ★★½

    Not too much in way of plot but it was well acted and had interesting character development.

  • Nights and Weekends

    Nights and Weekends

    ★★½

    "Do you ever wonder what story you're gonna be in someone else's life?"

    A realistic portrayal of the before and after of a relationship that wasn't meant to be. Happy, sad, cringy and quite relatable at times.

  • Lord of War

    Lord of War

    ★★½

    A lot of really corny lines (what do you expect in a Nicolas Cage movie?) but it's still enjoyable. I especially liked Nic Cage's character development. The movie also teaches some interesting lessons. Sadly as a whole it never really holds up to the opening scene which was class.