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The DUFF – Film Review

(Written for Filmoria)

Directed by Ari Sandel and based on the novel of the same name by Kody Keplinger, The DUFF follows high school senior Bianca (Mae Whitman), whose world is shattered when she learns that she is the ‘DUFF’ – the Designated Ugly Fat Friend – to her prettier, more popular best friends. Enlisting the help of charming jock Wesley (Robbie Amell), Bianca sets out to ditch her friends, and therefore the label, in order to reinvent herself and find the courage to talk to her high school crush. But the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) isn’t going to make it easy for her.

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Letterboxd Reviews: March 2015

My Letterboxd account documents what films I am watching, usually films for the first time but occasionally a film I haven’t logged before. Here’s a summary of the films I have watched this month, including a rating and short review for each.

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Letterboxd Reviews: February 2015

My Letterboxd account documents what films I am watching, usually films for the first time but occasionally a film I haven’t logged before. Here’s a summary of the films I have watched this month, including a rating and short review for each.

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Blackhat – Film Review

(Written for Filmoria)

If it hasn’t been nominated for an award, films released in during the early months of January and February can often get over-looked. Without some kind of nomination slapped on to the poster we’re unlikely to even give it a second thought. This is probably the reason why many films are given this release date in the first place; get it out of the way early, and maybe critics won’t catch on to what a flop it was.

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Ex Machina – Film Review

Written and directed by Alex Garland, Ex Machina follows a young programmer at an internet-search giant, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), who is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence, at the private mountain estate of the company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac). Caleb has been chosen to be the human component in a Turing Test, where he must evaluate the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan’s latest experiment, Ava (Alicia Vikander).

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The Babadook – DVD Review

Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook centres on a single mother, Amelia (Essie Davis), who, plagued by the violent death of her husband, struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ six-year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman). With his fear that there’s a monster lurking in the house, after a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up mysteriously, Sam’s hallucinations spiral out of control. But Amelia soon discovers a sinister presence all around her, and it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

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Letterboxd Reviews: January 2015

My Letterboxd account documents what films I am watching, usually films for the first time but occasionally a film I haven’t logged before. Here’s a summary of the films I have watched this month, including a rating and short review for each.

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