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  • 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 what…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    I had to ponder for a couple of hours before making a decision on this film, because I wanted my final judgment not to be influenced by the fact that this is a Richard Linklater film starring Ethan Hawke, which to me is like saying God and Jesus. I think I've managed to be as objective as I could possibly be.

    When I finished watching Boyhood, I was a little unconvinced and unsatisfied. I thought it was a fine film,…

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  • The Legend of 1900

    The Legend of 1900

    ★★★★½

    I am aware of the fact that this film probably isn't perfect (although the 54% on Rotten Tomatoes seems to me unbelievably harsh), even if only for the bits of cheap humour dispersed around in some scenes where they didn't seem to fit. But honestly, aside from that, this film is pretty perfect. Very few films have touched me this deeply. In our own individual ways, aren't we all a bit like 1900, afraid of the unknown, afraid of the…

  • Velvet Goldmine

    Velvet Goldmine

    ★★★

    Maybe my expectations for this film were too high and it was set to disappoint me from the start, but even without any expectations I think I wouldn't have been more generous with my rating. I really wanted to like (no, to love) this film, but the lack of plot and the lack of depth in all characters made it feel like several jumbled up scenes for the sake of making a bowiesque glam rock film. The costumes and the…

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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★★★

    There is this annoying assumption among snob film enthusiasts that films that deal with serious issues need to do it in a serious manner for the film to be a good product. I think this film, together with BlacKkKlansman, which deals with somehow similar themes in a manner similarly light-hearted and comedic, was one of the best of the year. I don't really get the reason for all the hatred this film is getting. It's not pretentious. It makes its point. It's honest, pure, heartfelt, simple, effective, entertaining. I loved it.

  • Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

    Sierra Burgess Is a Loser

    So, let's see if I got this right. Girls who aren't blonde and thin with big breasts are ugly and can't manage to find love unless they pretend to be someone else. Girls who are blonde and thin with big breasts are stupid and bitchy. Catfishing is romantic. Nice. Really, nice message to send out to all those teenage girls starving themselves because they feel that their worth as women is determined by the size of their thighs.

    Currently considering…