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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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  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ★★★★½

    I've been looking forward to seeing this for so long and bought a month of Disney+ purely so that I could watch it on repeat.

    I didn't know all too much about it beforehand in all fairness, I had only seen the amazing reviews. You can tell that Lin-Manuel Miranda is behind the music and lyrics as you can hear a slight Moana melody to some of the songs. He's such a talented man.

    And Renée Elise Goldsberry, wow! Her…

  • Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

    Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

    ★★★★½

    Whether you know about this case or not, you would have at least heard of the name Jeffrey Epstein. If you live in Britain, especially, you will also know of his link to a member of the royal family and the accusations that are currently being made. But if you only know the headlines, this is a documentary series that will shock you to the core.

    The documentary may only relay the facts that are already out there, not necessarily…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★½

    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…