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  • Away We Go
  • Gosford Park
  • Spirited Away
  • Pan's Labyrinth

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  • Treasure Planet

    ★★★

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★★

  • The Theory of Everything

    ★★★½

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

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  • The Theory of Everything

    The Theory of Everything

    ★★★½

    While the brilliance of Eddie Redmayne's and Felicity Jones's performances are in no doubt I just wished this film focussed more on the science and less on Stephen Hawking's illness. I did enjoy the exploration of the relationship between Stephen and his wife Jane which was the emotional heart of the movie, but it slipped into the cliched 'brave person with a disability' trope which grated rather.

  • Crimson Peak

    Crimson Peak

    ★★★★

    Fun, frightening, but most of all Gothic.

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  • Holy Motors

    Holy Motors

    ★★★

    I'm so confused.
    I'm so confused.
    I'm so confused.
    I'm so confused.
    I think I'm getting it now.
    Did he just bite her fingers off?
    I'm so confused.
    I'm so confused.
    That was probably significant somehow.
    I'm so confused.
    I'm so confused.
    Is that Kylie Minogue?
    I'm so confused.
    I'm so confused.
    I'm so confused.
    I'm so confused.
    Now the cars are talking.
    I'm so confused.
    The End.

  • Take This Waltz

    Take This Waltz

    ★★★★

    To me Take This Waltz is about decisions; it is about the allure of the new compared to the comfort and security of the old, how the decisions we make affect the people around us, and how they can change us (or fail to change us). There is no easy resolution in this film, choices made cannot be unmade, things said cannot be unsaid and contrary to what rom-coms tell us not all mistakes can be unmade. By the end…