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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    Olivia Coleman as Queen Anne is my spirit animal. A big fleshy mound of unadulterated mood. The perfect film to fit nicely in with Yorgos' impressive filmography. Not so sure about how rewatchable it is but time will tell - I suspect I'm wrong.

    Love the use of fisheye lens and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz dynamic is both hilarious and bursting full of energy. The only thing lacking is some guillotines but then, this was a bit before the French Revolution.

    Great film to start the new year with. Yorgos is king.

  • Bird Box

    Bird Box

    ★★★

    The benchmark for 3 star films.

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    Is Moonrise Kingdom a film about true love, or childhood naivety? I’m hoping for the former but I can’t help but think it’s the latter. Anderson has created such a wonderful, charming film delivering a childlike experience of what we perceive to be our first love but has drenched it with adult issues of infidelity, responsibility and grief. The film is at its core a sad film, a tragedy much like every other Anderson joint. Suzie’s parent’s broken relationship and…

  • Foxcatcher

    Foxcatcher

    ★★★★★

    Normally I would go into a film completely blind, I've always found that this was for the best as it enables you to react more naturally to the events on screen. However, I went into Foxcatcher knowing the basic premise and found that it added so much to my viewing.

    I'm going to say it now, Bennet Miller's Foxcatcher is one of the greatest sports films of all time. I went in with no expectations, I'm not a sports fan…