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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
5 years ago via Flixster

I was quite pleasantly surpised by this film, as it was a vast improvements on the others (except for maybe 'Prison of Azkaban', which I do still like for the way it is put together) with the acting from the younger cast members being much better than it has been. and from what I can remeber from the book - it actually kept quite true to the story.
The tension was built well, the members of the audience behind me in the cinema had clearly never read the book and were therefore on the edge of their seats and whispering rapidly about what might happen next, and it ended in exactly the right place to keep people excited and in suspense for the next film.
It is however a shame they had largely ignored Dobby as a character in the last few films, as it meant your emotional reaction to the events surrounding him were just not as strong. Even when you've read the book it is hard to have a fraction of the same amount of emotional response to him in the film as you do in the story - and therefore you can't ask those members of the audience who haven't read the book to care that deeply for a charater you've never bothered to developed, so I feel in that sense it lost out on a great opportunity to build up real emotiion.

Inception (2010)
5 years ago via Flixster

Certainly one of my favourite films of last year, sci-fi at its mind turning best - bringing up key philosophical questions, and linking it with a brilliant cast, a well directed and engrossing story, and one of those endings that leaves you questioning whether everything was as it actually seemed.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt proves once again that there isn't any genre, or any character, that he cannot excel at and bring flawlessly to life, and Leo is as brilliant as always.
Beautifully put together, with some amazing effects that do not take away from the storyline, but instead inhance - certainly one I will revist again, and again.

The Major and the Minor
5 years ago via Flixster

Billy Wilder's directorial debut would probably be met with outrage if released today - and in fact a lot of todays modern audiences will probably see it as something much more sinister than it is - a sweet and light hearted film from a much more inncocent time when we didn't have to look upon every little thing with the brain washed mind of a Daily Mail reader.
The film isn't perfect, I mean you really, really have to suspend belief to even begin to imagine that Ginger Rogers could pass as a girl just coming up to her 12th birthday. But the film had a certain charm and it made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. Ray Milland was quite sweet and Diana Lynn was fantastic as the smart sister, who could tell Ginger was not the child she was claiming to be.
Certainly not a bad choice for a lazy Sunday night.

True Grit
True Grit (2010)
5 years ago via Flixster

Brillant, beautiful, moving and well acted - this film instantly became one of my favourites. The cinematography is fantastic, the music is haunting, and the final scenes were both moving, and beautifully directed. The film also unearthed several layers of emotions - from pity and anger, to slight humour - and I think part of that was down to how believable the characters actually were.
The casting was spot on, and Hailee Steinfeld far and away outshone everyone else on screen, which is saying something.
I would recommend this film in a heartbeat, as in my humble opinion it is a cinematic masterpiece.

The King's Speech
5 years ago via Flixster

A very British film, that has both element of touching emotion and underlying humour. Firth puts in a fine performance (doesn't he always?) and Geoffery Rush and Helena Bonham Carter are both fantastic in their supporting roles, and were very deserving of their Oscar nominations.
The film itself isn't groundbreaking, but it is enjoyable and in its own way incredibly uplifting. It is certainly worth watching.