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Noi the Albino (Nói albínói)
6 years ago via Flixster

Some of the funniest moments I've ever seen in a film.

Inception (2010)
6 years ago via Flixster

I'm really glad I knew so little about this film before viewing it other than the fact that it was receiving great reviews, was directed by Chris Nolan, and starred Leo DiCaprio and Ellen Page. It was an absolute treat, the rest of the cast was amazing and I think the film was just enough of a "mind f^#*!" to be enjoyable, however I think this was supremely helped by the emotional storyline delivered in a stellar performance by Marion Cotillard - this woman is fast becoming my favourite actress; she embodies strength, intelligence, and vulnerability with perfection. I'm thrilled to see Gordon-Levitt's career taking off, I've always enjoyed him from 30 Rock on up, Hardy delivered was a great foil for him and a nice addition of suave, bad boy, sex appeal. I think my only complaint about the film is I was actually pretty underwhelmed by Ellen Page's performance - I'm generally a fan of her work, but in this film she just seemed like little girl lost to me.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
6 years ago via Flixster

I know movies never compare to the books, so maybe i'm being harsher on this film then simply judging on its own, but I was a little underwhelmed. I didn't mind changes they made to the mystery part of the story, but I didn't like the way they handled the relationships between the main and recurring characters. Rapace was great, I didn't love Nyqvist's Blomkvist, he just seemed to lack the oomph i expected the character to have, other than when he first meet's Lisbeth, he just seems too passive. I was also really hoping to see more to do with Berger who was essentially written out altogether.

Splice (2010)
6 years ago via Flixster

A very well executed sci-fi horror/thriller, I held my breath for a great deal of the movie. I felt it pushed the boundaries of traditional film categories. I was impressed with both Brody and Polley's performances, and the CG work was incredibly seamless. I think it was this factor that firmly pushed the film in the horror category, as the realness with which Dren was depicted as a animal/human hybrid created an unsettling, eery pall over the entire story.

Control (2007)
6 years ago via Flixster

Shot in black and white this film comes across as more moody arthouse film than a standard biopic. While it is sad that Curtis died at a such a young age on what seemed like the precipice of an amazing career, the incredibly short time span makes it a bit hard to relate to him. Based on videos I've seen of Joy Division performances, Sam Riley does a great job with Ian on stage, and perfectly conveys his inner turmoil, however once the film is over and the visuals have stopped, you realize you've experience style over substance, which may be completely accurate.