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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★

    I didn’t think this would work, but it worked. 

    Funny, filled with heart, a bit surreal and bizarre, but ultimately a story about humans being human and doing the best they can.

    I think it’s always the start of a dangerous and slippery slope to portray Nazis as babbling buffoons, but in my opinion the atrocities of the regime are right there on the screen and possibly have even been given more impact by the comedy surrounding them.

  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

    Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

    ★★★★

    I’ve not been abducted. 

    I voluntarily watched this a second time.

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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    I didn't watch Carol with any expectations at all. Lesbian films tend to end with someone dying in various ways or the utter sadness of unnecessary heartbreak.

    Honestly? I was bored during the first hour. I had to force myself not to look at my watch and not to start moving around in my chair. I ate popcorn.

    Then I fell in love with Carol. The way Cate Blanchett moves, acts, looks, carries herself. I fell in love with the…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    By the end of La La Land I was silently curled up in my seat sobbing my heart out. Throughout La La Land I had a gigantic grin plastered all over my face, possibly making me look like a lunatic. Thankfully cinemas are dark.

    This movie is a magical experience and the audience was utterly silent throughout most of it, unless... you went with my girlfriend who started fidgeting all over her seat about midway through, and was almost thrown…