Tea Break Film Reviews

Tea Break Film Reviews

I watch films. I make some tea. I write reviews. You make some tea. You read the reviews. Maybe you'll watch the films.

Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Romeo + Juliet
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Past Lives

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  • Interstellar

    ★★★½

  • A Time to Kill

  • John Wick: Chapter 4

  • American Fiction

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  • Anatomy of a Fall

    Anatomy of a Fall

    ★★★★

    Anatomy of a Fall has been making its rounds on the cinematic circuit following its Palme d’Or and though it struggles somewhat with pacing and visual charm, it certainly reignites the courtroom drama from a powerful and intriguing perspective.

    The genius of the film lies in the interrogation that its main character and her son go through, which tears apart every nook and cranny of a normal life to reveal several conflicting viewpoints; one through the eyes of a successful…

  • Dumplin'

    Dumplin'

    ★★★★

    Dumplin' beautifully evolves from being Willowdean's coming-of-age tale to Rosie's...exploring how you're never to old to change. A moving and memorable performance from Aniston.

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ½

    Phantom Thread is a glorified portrayal of a stereotypically patriarchal relationship that is toxic and regressive. It is an appalling piece of cinema that doesn't respond to contemporary attitudes.

  • The Woman King

    The Woman King

    ★★½

    The Woman King completely switches the part the Kingdom of Dahomey played in the Atlantic slave trade, portraying them as warriors of justice who opposed enslaving their own people when they were actually a major centre for the trade. Furthermore, the tribe only had one female leader during their history, Queen Hangbe, who reigned for three years before she was forcibly removed by her brother.

    It’s an incredibly disappointing distortion of history that overshadows what is a brilliant story about womanhood and motherhood, providing some much-needed diversity to the action genre but unfortunately, it won’t be remembered for that.

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