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fizzybenilyn

My scores are usually from the heart more than the head. I'm normally too lenient so if I rate a film one star or less you know it's shite

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  • Come As You Are

    Come As You Are

    ★★★★

    Apparently inspired by real-life events, Come As You Are follows three young Belgian guys with various disabilities as they make their way to a fabled brothel on the Spanish coast.

    While the film is a little formulaic and predictable in plot, it makes up for it with tons of heart and charm. The four central characters, including their bus driver, have great chemistry and although you can guess what is coming next, you can't help but smile watching.

    Sometimes there's nothing better than a simple, light story when it's done well.

  • Zappa

    Zappa

    ★★★½

    Not the most stellar documentary ever but it has made me re-evaluate the man. I had previously had him down as a guy loaded with talent who did Hot Rats but had too many puerile potty humour lyrics to be taken seriously. This film doesn’t even touch that side of his work and Hot Rats is barely even mentioned, but his principles regarding censorship, standing up for musicians who didn’t stand up for themselves and his drive and determination will lead to a revisit of his discography.

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  • Nobody Knows

    Nobody Knows

    ★★★★★

    To make something so beautiful, so tender out of something so tragic and heartbreaking takes a real skill. Hirokazu Koreeda has perfected it.

    Not since Elephant Man has a film had this much of an emotional effect on me, it actually made me feel quite sick in my stomach in the last half hour and in the last 15 minutes or so I realised I was holding my breath.

    The young actors have left me gobsmacked at how flawlessly they…

  • Dark Skies

    Dark Skies

    ★½

    How to make a modern horror film:

    1 - Start with the certificate: Under no circumstances should you consider an 18/R rating
    2 - Assemble your cast: Make sure they fit the white, American, middle-class, 2.4 children archetype
    3 - If you have given these cast members any positive traits, immediately remove these. The audience can NOT have any reason to bond with these people.
    4 - Place your horror elements sporadically throughout the film, allow plenty of time for…