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blue valentine | my movie review

April 22, 2013

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Following on from watching Silver Linings Playbook, which is about two people realising they are right for one another, I watched Blue Valentine. This is also a movie about two people coming to the realisation that they are not right for each other. In this movie we spend time with Dean and Cindy aa they […]

silver linings playbook | my movie review

April 18, 2013

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There are comments about Silver Linings Playbook stating that it’s lovely to see a genuine portrayal of people with mental illness, that doesn’t stigmatise them. Normally people with mental illness are portrayed either so seriously unhinged that they are violent psychopaths who kill kill kill, or their issues are portrayed as such fluffy patronising twaddle […]

lincoln | my movie review

March 7, 2013

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Whether it’s Bruno Ganz’s Hitler, Frank Langella’s Nixon, or Reese Witherspoon’s Tracy Flick – I love a good political movie! I’ll be the first to admit that I was never going to read a weighty book about America’s 16th president, so I thank you, Mr Spielberg, for making such a genuine, powerful, and I might […]

the impossible | my movie review

February 14, 2013

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I’m slowly working my way through the latest cinema releases. The latest of which was The Impossible. The Impossible is Juan Antonio Bayona’s first mainstream movie. He made the creepy El Orfanato [The Orphanage] back in 2008, which was an effectively chilling Spanish horror movie. For his debut English language movie he’s not gone for […]

les misérables | my movie review

January 31, 2013

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There are very few musicals that i could watch over and over again. The Wizard of Oz, The Muppets, Moulin Rouge, The Lion King, Chicago, and of course the gloriously macabre Sweeny Todd. Actually there’s more than I thought, but my point is that I don’t really generally enjoy musicals. I cannot stand the old […]

tyrannosaur | movie review

April 23, 2012

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The first time I came across Paddy Considine was in Shane Meadows’ fantastic Brit-flick, Dead Man’s Shoes, where he plays a soldier who has returned home to take revenge on the local thugs for what they did to his mentally ill brother. I was blown away by his performance. Well this week I had a […]

machine gun preacher | movie review

March 23, 2012

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Let me start by stating what director Marc Forster [Monster’s Ball, The Kite Runner] gives us with Machine Gun Preacher. Don’t let the title mislead you into thinking this is an exploitation movie of the Tarantino Grindhouse mould or the Rodriguez beast of a movie that is Machete. What we have here in fact is […]

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