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  • Tolkien

    Tolkien

    ★★½

    This is a very generic biopic with excellent performances and a forgettable soundtrack. It makes Tolkien’s life sound uninteresting and boring, follows the biopic Oscar chasing beats by the letter and ultimately says nothing. 

    England is beautiful, though.

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★

    The animation, VFX and voice acting are terrific. Seeing all these Pokémon come to life is a neat experience. The film offers a few hilarious moments, but sadly the plot is predictable and offers no depth.

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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…