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Jersey Boys (2014)… “Chasing the music. Trying to find our way home.”

My rating: 7 IMDB rating: 7.3 IMDB link: Jersey Boys Dearest reader,  

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St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)… “I’m obsessed thank you very much”

St Elmo's Fire

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 6.3

IMDB link: St. Elmo’s Fire

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Ohhh how I just love these 1980’s coming-of-age films. This film, together with the classic film The Breakfast Club, stars what we know today as the original members of the Brat Pack. These films, besides still being part of the popular culture, are regarded as some of the most influential films of their time.

But what is…

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The Romantics (2010)… “but the problem is greatness makes me sick.”

The Romantics

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 5.1

IMDB link: The Romantics

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A very dear friend recommended this movie to me and I absolutely love her for it. Exactly as the case was with the brilliant film, Third Person, this film was definitely not a favourite among the critics. And this got me thinking, what is it about a certain movie at a certain time that just resonates to you more than it does…

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Revolutionary Road (2008)… “I saw a whole other future. I can’t stop seeing it.”

Revolutionary Road

My rating: 8

IMDB rating: 7.4

IMDB link: Revolutionary Road

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Someone once said that it is expectations that kills love. We expect certain things from one another and when those expectations are not fulfilled, it is the disappointment that drives us apart. The crazy thing is that we do not always tell those we love, the things we expect from them, we expect it and in turn feel…

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Venus in Fur (2013)… “The Almighty Lord smote him, and put him in the hands of a woman”

Venus in Fur

My rating: 9

IMDB rating: 7.2

IMDB link: Venus in Fur

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If anyone ever tries to tell you that Roman Polanski is not a genius, you should leave the conversation immediately- out of principle!

With this film Polanski once again proves that he is the master of space. Earlier this year, I wrote about his film Carnage which is also an adaptation of a play, as Venus in Furis. And in both…

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)… I’m pretty sure the answer is “I am Groot”.

Guardians of the Galaxy

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 8.7

IMDB link: Guardians of the Galaxy

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What a surprisingly enjoyable film! Although I am an avid Marvel fan, I have never given much thought to these guardians. With what is probably the most bizarre ensemble of characters, this movie creates a world that at first seem ridiculously complicated, but in the end proves to be much more understandable than…

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The Lego Movie (2014)… We are from the planet Duplo, and we’re here to destroy you.

The Lego Movie

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.9

IMDB link: The Lego Movie

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I went into this movie, expecting to hate its obvious humour and ridiculous characters, but I came out very surprised…

The humour in this movie is anything but obvious! Subtle references and clever sarcasm made this movie extremely enjoyable. They even employed satire, here and there, but very cleverly hidden. Your knowledge…

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)… Heil Hydra!

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My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 8

IMDB link: Captain America: Winter Soldier

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I think it is safe to say that after the fiasco that the first movie turned out to be, it is definitely nice to see this movie turning out quite brilliantly. We see Marvel (and Avengers) regulars Black Widow, Nick Fury and Maria Hill returning with Captain Rogers to make this a successful Marvel blockbuster…

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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)… where the rainbow ends

Eyes Wide Shut

My rating: 7

IMDB rating: 7.3

IMDB link: Eyes Wide Shut

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This gut-wrenchingly slow movie is the last in Stanley Kubrick’s very impressive oeuvre. Kubrick, who also adapted the screenplay for this movie, is most famous for his directorial flashes of genius as found in for example The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey. This movie, completed only a few weeks before his death still…

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