Alice Romano

Alice Romano

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I've got a to-do list here that's longer than a fucking Leonard Cohen song.

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  • Adopt a Highway

    Adopt a Highway

    ★★★★★

    There is so much I want to say about this little indie film that I don't even know where to start. It was one of the most raw and beautiful cinematic experiences of my life. I started being moved by it in the first two minutes, and I started sobbing halfway through and never really stopped.

    This film delicately deals with so many important issues - the flaws of the prison system, which doesn't give enough resources to ex-convicts to…

  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★★

    "Something's crossed over in me and I can't go back. I couldn't live."

    I have very rarely felt such a strong adrenaline rush while watching a film. It felt so liberating and empowering to see women rebel against the abuse perpetrated by men. This film to me represents the breaking point, the moment in a woman's life when she realizes how much she's suffered because of the patriarchal society and decides she won't take it any more, no matter the…

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  • Camp X-Ray

    Camp X-Ray

    ★★★★

    This was a lot better than I thought it would be. I expected a very patriotic and vomit-inducing take on Guantanamo Bay, and it was exactly the opposite. Not the best film ever made, but definitely much more intelligent and nuanced than it looks.

  • Welcome to the Rileys

    Welcome to the Rileys

    ★★★

    It's not very deep and not extraordinarily good and it's something you're likely to have seen many times before. So why was I here? The answer is, as always, Kristen Stewart.

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  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★★

    I knew it was going to be great from the first moment Taron Egerton appeared on screen and curved his upper lip in the classic Elton John manner. He didn't just act the part, he transformed into Elton John in a way that I didn't think was possible for anyone. I felt so much joy while watching this. I know it's not a perfect film and it has many inaccuracies, but I don't really care. Personally I think biopics are…

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★★★

    I often use the joke "this is better than Citizen Kane" when I watch shitty Hallmark Christmas movies, but this time, funnily enough, it is no longer a joke. What a film. With a couple of notable exceptions, I love Fincher's work, but this might be his best film to date. I was really curious when this was announced, as it seemed so different from anything he had done before, and the result is so much better than anything I…