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Just avoiding Spider-Man spoilers, don’t mind me.

Favorite films

  • Léon: The Professional
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Finding Nemo
  • Amélie

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  • Mean Girls

    ★★★★★

  • Chocolat

    ★★★½

  • Snakes on a Plane

    ★★

  • The Lost Daughter

    ★★★

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  • Shrek 2

    Shrek 2

    ★★★★★

    Not only one of the greatest sequels ever but also one of my all-time favourites. I once watched it a solid four times in a row when I was having a bad day (don’t think I’ve even watched a movie twice in a row before) and was surprised Netflix didn’t send me a welfare email. So other than (admittedly) lots and lots of nostalgia, what makes it so great? 

    Well, it manages to accomplish what so many sequels fail at.…

  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★½

    Okay, King Kong has absolutely no business being over 3 hours long, but it’s still a fun ride with well-cast characters and surprisingly gory scenes that I’ve come back to many times. Without the massively overstuffed first act before the boat departs it would’ve been miles better.

    We aren’t let into Ann Darrow’s character much as she spends the majority of her time on the island screaming her head off, but in her quieter moments Naomi Watts shows a lot…

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  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    ★★★★★

    A few come close, but it’d take something truly amazing to dethrone this from being the queen of chick flicks. Expertly crafted by Mark Waters and Tina Fey, Mean Girls is a masterclass on clever screenwriting and a keystone of millennial culture.

    Exaggerated as it might be, it hits all the right notes with cliques among teen girls that make little sense in the grand scheme of things (I once had the misfortune of having a Regina George in my…

  • Chocolat

    Chocolat

    ★★★½

    Chocolat might be slightly hokey with some feeble French accents going on, but it’s easy to get lost in the charm of it all, which is par for the course with anything set in a quaint French town. By the time Johnny Depp makes his appearance (and he’s possibly never looked better than he does here) you’ll have forgotten he was on the poster, but Juliette Binoche does a solid job of holding down the fort until then, wooing the…

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  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★

    I came into this half expecting an unhinged obsession with potential for a passionate romp between Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson. You can imagine my disappointment when the action climax was just Olivia getting hit on the back by a falling pinecone.

    Perhaps that’s a little harsh though. The narrative was kind of intriguing, with the focus being the trials and tribulations of motherhood, and past regrets. We see a pregnant woman with great expectations of what she can learn…

  • Snakes on a Plane

    Snakes on a Plane

    ★★

    Samuel L Jackson isn't my favourite actor but I have to respect his willingness to throw himself into any role. He's a bit like Nicolas Cage, only he actually chooses to be in these B movies and isn't just forced to after spending too much on tropical islands and dinosaur skulls.

    It's hard to review something like this sincerely, but I will say that I had great fun rewatching SLJ aiming a flamethrower in the vague direction of some CGI…