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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★★

    Honest to god the most fun I've ever had watching a movie, an absolute delight from start to finish. It's filled with stunningly well-made scenes that swept me off my feet, heartwarming performances, gorgeous visuals, numerous setups and payoffs, and an adorable ending that made me cry tears of joy. This marmalade-flavoured, wholesome, family-friendly goodness is genuinely my favourite movie of 2017 and one of my favourite movies of all time.

  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★★

    Synecdoche, New York is the best film I've ever seen.

    After initially being blown away by how amazing the whole thing was and immediately deciding to rewatch the devastating last twenty minutes, I spent a very long time just thinking about the movie and all the different themes and issues it explored. It's overflowing with ideas and it took a while to process. A couple of hours later, I found myself in tears.

    It's a sprawling and ambitious film that…

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  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★★

    Park Chan-wook should learn from the Americans how to make a real movie.

  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    ★★★★★

    I absolutely adore rapid-fire dialogue and my god do they talk quickly in this. Charles Lederer and Ben Hecht's 191-page script was crammed into a mere 92 minutes and the result was an overlapping torrent of words and wit, each line cascading into your ears at a rate faster than I've ever heard the English language spoken before; even Sorkin's Steve Jobs screenplay is a page shorter and yet spread out over an extra half hour's worth of runtime. My…