Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Dangerous Method **

In a film about psychiatry, Freud and Jung are surprisingly the least interesting characters. This wordy and long winded drama fails to engage the audience emotionally, with an atmosphere as cold and scientific as the calculating psychologists involved. Despite her … Continue reading

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Valentines: Corporate Cheese or Real Romance?

Valentines Day. Some of us love it, and others hate it. Some argue that it is a day of romance, and others that it is a corporate holiday, designed for the card companies (and restaurants, flower shops, chocolate companies, etc) … Continue reading

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Martha Marcy May Marlene *****

Martha Marcy May Marlene is a beautifully shot indie flick. But it is so much more than that. The title alone creates intrigue and mystery, and by the end of the film, we are still left feeling curious. Full of … Continue reading

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Drive *****

Drive is an excellent piece of film making. 2011 was truly the year of Ryan Gosling: alongside The Ides of March, this was his other stand out film, and it really does shine. Gosling stars as a stunt driver/mechanic, who … Continue reading

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Unilad: Shock and Horror at Student Site

I am absolutely horrified at this article that I have just read: http://www.thenationalstudent.com/News/2012-02-02/UniLad_Magazines_Surprise_Rape_Article_Unsurprisingly_Causes_Shut_Down.html Unilad.com was a website (now shut down) supposedly aimed at male students. This website included misogynistic photographs, racist posts and politically incorrect articles. I  was not aware … Continue reading

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The Descendants ****

Hawaii is more than just a paradise island, as we learn in this gripping drama from director Alexander Payne. Clooney stars as a lawyer, distanced from his wife and family due to work and the trials of middle age. When … Continue reading

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Fincher, 2011) ****

After you get past the completely ludicrous and pop video-esque opening credits, you’ll find an absolutely brilliant movie and an understated rising star in Rooney Mara. SPOILER WARNING Set against a cold, harsh, yet beautiful Swedish landscape, The Girl With … Continue reading

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