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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl


    The adaptation of Gone Girl was one of my most anticipated films of 2014 after having read the book a couple of months before its release. The novel is an intense mystery thriller hard to put down; every twist poses a new question, and with a somewhat psychotic conclusion the book is one that has your brain ticking at full pace until you reach the very end. It was this intense and never-ending suspense, as well as the idea of…

  • Blue Valentine

    Blue Valentine


    Completely depressing but beautiful in every way, Blue Valentine is romantic but so anti-romantic at the same time.

    Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are absolutely brilliant. Their raw emotion is deeply powerful and their chemistry is outstanding.

    The film's structure, constantly going backwards and forth, works incredibly well, allowing us to engage with both characters, showing both of their likeable and unlikeable characteristics alongside each other, and the cinematography is beautiful.

    Whilst this film tears me up inside every time, I absolutely love it.

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  • Catherine the Great

    Catherine the Great


    Since I've started watching The Great on Channel 4, I thought it was about time that I caught up with this series that focuses on the later years of Catherine the Great's life.

    The set designs and costumes are stunning and Helen Mirren gives an absolutely phenomenal performance. But while I feel like I learnt a lot about this period of history and got to know the character quite well, I was never fully captivated to continue watching. I was certainly coming back out of interest rather than intrigue. The writing is quite poor, but a strong cast pulls it through.

  • The Ripper

    The Ripper


    I have loved watching Netflix's true-crime series based on American crimes and serial killers, so I couldn't wait to watch this latest one based on a British criminal. The Yorkshire Ripper is one of Britain's most notorious serial killers so I was eager to learn more about him. But The Ripper isn't that kind of documentary. Instead, it focuses on incompetencies of those involved with capturing the serial killer who allowed him to murder 13 individuals before finally succeeding.


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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey


    I had a disclaimer at the top of this review but everybody went off telling me how wrong I was anyway, so scrap that, you'll just have to remember that this is merely one person's opinion and that we're all entitled to one.

    First of all, I like Kubrick's films, love some of them in fact, but I can't even pretend to like this one. Of course I understand the influence this film had on the industry in its time,…

  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch


    I was told beforehand that this was a love it or hate it film and that there was no in between, and it's easy to see why that is. Personally, I don't agree with any of the negative reviews, so it turns out that I'm one of the few that love it.

    Firstly, I don't understand why many of the reviews I have read go on about the huge emphasis on rape for. This is what put me off at…