The Danish Girl (2015)

Well the name Lili is ruined for me. I must say I didn’t care for this movie. I’m a huge fan of Alicia Vikander and she was really, really good in this. Eddie Redmayne is also a good actor, but I just couldn’t get into his acting for this role. The whole movie just felt like Oscar-bait. In 2015 the transgender movement was swelling into a tsunami and lo and behold this film was made to sweep the Oscars. I don’t mind a movie on this subject, but this whole thing just felt like pandering at the highest level. I’m just glad I only had to see it once.

50/100

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Tusk (2014)

There’s something fishy about this film and it stinks. It’s too bad really, I was enjoying this movie up to a certain point. Kevin Smith’s direction builds up some good intrigue and suspense and then all the good-will that he builds up for you is pulled out from under you and the movie becomes (hopefully a satire of) the Human Centipede. Human body modification and torture galore and it’s not pretty. It’s all so very torturous and sad with a letdown ending. I did like Johnny Depp as the crazy French Canadian, it was good to see Haley Joel Osment is alive, Michael Parks was positively demonic in this, Justin Long also gives a good performance (even as a Walrus) and Genesis Rodriguez is gorgeous… so finally, I guess if you enjoy torture movies like the Human Centipede this movie will be right up your alley otherwise I would make like a Walrus and get the flipper out of there if someone wants to see this movie with you.

40/100

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Tusk (2014)