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Ex Machina, what a let down

I was actually looking forward to this film. So I bought it on blinkbox last night. Well I couldn’t have been more disappointed. It was dull, misogynistic, vaguely pornographic for no apparent reason, and with a very poorly thought through plot that was full of holes and inconsistencies.

Also, it was boring. So boring, so pretentious. such a let down. I’m seriously considering asking for my money back.

If you haven’t seen it, then seriously, don’t bother at all. It’s awful.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

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I’m a massive fan of Wes Anderson’s movies. I think I’ve enjoyed them all to a greater or lesser degree. However, I think that this might be one of his finest. To date my favourite has been “The Life Aquatic” by far, but this is a worthy rival. I have to say that it had all the best elements of his films, and astonishingly good performances by the entire cast. In fact, I’d probably go so far as to say it was almost flawless.

Ralph Fiennes was incredible. I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever seen him do. I think I’m going to have to watch it again, and again, and again.

 

Virginia Woolf Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Whilst I’m not a huge fan of Virginia Woolf, this was a really interesting little exhibition and I actually found out a lot about her and her life from it. Probably like a lot of people, I knew snippets about her, but didn’t have the stuff to connect all the dots, and this exhibition was really useful from that perspective. Also going along with a friend who knew a lot more than I did helped a great deal.

It’s left me tentatively wanting to read more of her work, although I’m still not entirely sure where to start with that. Orlando is the only one I know slightly and that’s really only because of the film, which was excellent of course. Perhaps I’ll start simple, and watch the film again first.