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Les MisÚrables
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A highly commendable effort to put the stage musical to the big screen, Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" is an absolute triumph! From breathtakingly spectacular set pieces and production design to heartfelt singing performances from the most unexpected actors, this cinematic experience is nothing short of amazing. Hats off to Hugh Jackman whom I believe took his role as Jean Valjean to heart and literally became him onscreen. Another standout was Anne Hathaway as the broken and destitute Fantine. Within the 15 minutes of screen time that was given to her, she was already able to connect with audiences on a deep emotional level. Her one-shot performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" was completely riveting and is by far one of the best and most heart-wrenching sequences in the entire movie. Such a moving and powerful performance successfully delivered by Ms. Hathaway. The only factors I disliked about this film are its excessive use of close-ups and the never-ending string of musical numbers (hardly any speaking lines). Although it didn't exactly live up to my expectations (being a fan of the novel by Victor Hugo), I applaud the people behind this wonderful production and thank them for bringing some of my favorite characters to life.

It Happened One Night
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This film is truly a gem of a romantic comedy. Filled with classy humor, memorable lines and captivating characters you can't help but root for, this fun and timeless piece of 30's cinema will have you fall head over heels in love with it completely. The amazing chemistry between Colbert and Gable is undeniable and it clearly shows through their hilarious witty banter showcased throughout the movie. Although the plot isn't quite elaborate, the exceptional acting performances, screenplay and direction are the factors that make this movie stand out. Truly deserving of its 5 Oscar wins (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenplay) and definitely a classic in every sense of the word.