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sarah has written 83 reviews for films during 2014.

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

    i STILL get goosebumps from that freaking reveal. good god, what a brilliant movie.

    (read the book and seen the movie twice, but still the chills haven't worn off this time around. not one bit.)

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★½

    4.25/5

    incredible.

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    ★★★★★

    Got even better with another viewing. I can safely say that this is my favorite Tarantino film now.

  • Death Proof

    Death Proof

    ★★★★½

    I REALLY LIKED THIS MOVIE

    To be honest, I had no idea what it was about going in, and I'm still not entirely sure what the whole point of it is. But it's a Tarantino movie, and even though people say this is his weakest one, I found it really exhilarating and entertaining. The car chases are heart pounding, the dialogue, particularly with the second group of girls, is investing. Overall, I really had a great time with this, and…

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    ★★★★

    I really quite enjoyed this, but I can see why people wouldn't. The only criticism I disagree with is when people say Katniss is an ineffective leader and she doesn't do anything. In this film, you get to see her influence, and the scenes with the districts are quite powerful and moving.

    I was so against splitting the movie into two parts, but, upon reflection, there isn't a scene in this film that I think is unnecessary. It's all build up, and I hope Part 2 delivers and makes the split worth it.

  • The King's Speech

    The King's Speech

    ★★★★½

    Made a speech about this movie for my uni communications course. It was incredible (the movie, not my actual speech).

  • Playing It Cool

    Playing It Cool

    ★★½

    Mixed feelings about this one.

    It's trying so hard not to be a typical romantic comedy, but it still is a typical romantic comedy. It has the same tropes, humor, cliches, but I guess it does acknowledge when it's being cheesy. I watched it last night, and I can tell you I can't really remember most of it. It's easily forgettable, but it is tolerable and has its moments. I think the film is strongest when Chris Evans' character is…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★½

    HELL YEAH FUCKING RIGHT

    I AM IN LOVE WITH ROSAMUND PIKE GOD HELP ME

  • Before Sunset

    Before Sunset

    ★★★★★

    ahhhh even better the second time. bumping up my score to a full five stars because this film deserves it. loved everything about it.

    (except maybe the fact that it was so damn short.)

  • Puncture

    Puncture

    ★★

    not necessarily an awful film, but man, it's so forgettable. chris evans is very beautiful tho, he just needs to pick better movies.

  • Jackie Brown

    Jackie Brown

    ★★★★½

    I'm kind of surprised people say this is their least favorite Tarantino film. I mean, I understand it's a lot more laid back than his other films and it takes its time to develop, but I found that quite endearing. I was truly invested in the story, no matter how intricate the plot became. As always, Tarantino writes some interesting characters, and in this movie I feel like he delved deeper into each one and truly took his time crafting…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★½

    Since my initial viewing in March, I've definitely seen the major flaws with this movie. Regardless, while it may not be 5 star material, it's still up there when it comes to overall enjoyment.

    And honestly, Margot Robbie's performance is so underrated. She was so fantastic, and while Scorsese can't write women for shit, she did extremely well with what she was given. Love her.