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  • Serenity

    ★★★★★

  • Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★

  • Fast & Furious 6

    ★★★

  • Toy Story

    ★★★★★

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  • Serenity

    Serenity

    ★★★★★

    YES. YES. YES.

    Only a recent convert to Joss Whedon's classic Firefly series, I fell in love with his fully-rounded, entirely human space cowboys immediately. I subsequently mourned for their premature demise even before I'd finished the all-too-brief 14 episode run. I needed more time with these characters.

    So it was with nervous anticipation that I sat down to watch Serenity: would all the loose-ends be tied up? How would Whedon craft something unapologetically televisual into something altogether more cinematic?…

  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★

    Ridley Scott's widely considered to have made two stone-cold classics: Blade Runner and Alien. With Thelma and Louise, he crafted a perfectly told character driven story about friendship and feminism, and one could argue made the third masterpiece of his glittering career.

    The film is beautifully shot, scripted, and acted: Saranden and Davis are exceptional in the lead roles, with Michael Madsen and Harvey Keitel offering brilliant backing.

    The story of two strong women standing up for themselves and stickin'…

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  • Elephant

    Elephant

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I knew nothing whatsoever about Elephant upon my first viewing. All I gathered from the DVD case was the tagline: 'An ordinary high school day. Except it's not.' I even purposely avoided the blurb on the back, for all too often has a film been ruined for me by a spoilerific trailer or an over-enthusiatic friend. More so than any film that springs to mind, Elephant benefitted from this approach.

    The tone is set early on. Based almost entirely in…

  • The Master

    The Master

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you'd be the first person in the history of the world."

    That's the line that, over two hours into my third viewing of The Master, turned me from skeptical agnostic to born-again believer. Sure, I'd thoroughly enjoyed my previous viewings of the film: first time round I was was left stunned by the quality of the acting…