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GenXGirl’s Film Reviews

510 Films have been rated or reviewed by GenXGirl.

DriveDrive (2011)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good) Could be mistaken for just another violent mobster flick, with high–speed car action, but there\'s a subtle and gentle love story at it\'s core – with standout acting – that sets it apart from the usual. The perfect date movie, perhaps?
DVD $14.95
King of Kong, The King of Kong, The (A Fistful of Quarters) (2007)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good) I never thought I could feel so passionate about 80\'s arcade video gaming, but this doco pulls you into the highly competitive subculture and has you rooting for the underdog all the way. Very geeky, but in a good way.
DVD $20 $15
Capitalism - A Love StoryCapitalism - A Love Story (2009)Aro Favourite
5 stars (Exceptional) An exceptionally well–made history lesson in capitalism, then and now. In true Moore style it shocks and infuriates, and is probably responsible for the \'Occupy Wall Street\" movement. An absolute must–see, I just hope there\'s more to come.
DVD $20 $10
Get LowGet Low (2010)
4 stars (Very Good) A quiet tale about a small town outcast with a past, which is slowly stitched together when he decides to throw a living funeral – inviting anyone who has a tale to tell about himself. Powerful performances and more than worth a look.
Black SwanBlack Swan (2010)
1 star (Turkey) Compared to the director\'s previous efforts, it\'s a turkey. Had high hopes, but was confronted with an unconvincing tale of a ballerina suffering an array of psychotic behavioural problems, that appear to be constructed purely for voyeuristic purpos
DVD $20 $15
CatfishCatfish (2010)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional) This is doco making at it\'s finest, as a long distance Facebook friendship unravels the viewer embarks on an unbelievably compelling journey. The characters are real and engaging. I was left with conflicting emotions, which scores it 5 stars in my book
DVD $19.95
Jesus of MontrealJesus of Montreal (1989)Recommended
5 stars (Exceptional) Daniel, a fragile young actor enlisted to play Jesus in a popular passion play, starts to acquire aspects of Jesus\' character into his own. Light–hearted and also deeply moving, with quite a powerful message. The cinematography is spectacular.
Very Annie-MaryVery Annie-Mary (2001)
4 stars (Very Good) Rather delightful off–beat tale of one small–town woman's attempt to break out of her shell, and go after her dreams. Equally funny, sad and touching, it manages to leave you with a big smile.
Passion of the Christ, ThePassion of the Christ, The (2004)
3 stars (Good Enough) Very difficult to rate, considering the graphic violence & controversy surrounding the director. Part of me thinks it was over–the–top & guilty of too much shock factor, but there's no denying the powerful message that lingers long after the credits roll
FractureFracture (2004)
3 stars (Good Enough) Nicely told story that connects two Kiwi families through a young man's crime. Compelling characters and yet another well crafted Maurice Gee adaptation. Worth a look.

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