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  • Back to the Future
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Hook
  • The Lion King

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  • Howards End

    ★★★½

  • Precious

    ½

  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    ★★★½

  • The Young Rajah

    ★★½

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  • My Brother Is an Only Child

    My Brother Is an Only Child

    ★★★★★

    A rewatch every couple of years is needed. Probably my favourite Italian film of all time. It's not perfect from a technical standpoint, but it's so perfect in all the messages it tries to get across that I don't care. It spoke to my newly formed political conscience when I was 16. It's not just a story about a working class family and about politics in Italy in the '60s and '70s, it is also ultimately a film that asks…

  • 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…

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  • Howards End

    Howards End

    ★★★½

    A period piece that I would have found largely uninteresting had it not been for the great cast, Emma Thompson above all. But then again, I'm not the biggest fan of period dramas.

  • Precious

    Precious

    Nearly turned it off at the 5 minute mark when we see an unnecessary ultra disturbing scene of Precious's father raping her saying "daddy loves you". Continued watching just to see where this was going. And the answer is, in the Dancer in the Dark direction. Grief porn disguised as social critique, the lowest of all art forms because it relies on a strong negative emotional reaction as a measure for success. These stories need to be told, but not in this way.

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  • Malena

    Malena

    ★★

    The main emotion (and probably the only one as well) this film made me feel is pure disgust. For a film about misogyny, it is ridiculously misogynistic itself. I get that this is Renato's story and not Malèna's, but she still feels like a bidimensional character, like a walking pair of breasts, a beautiful shell empty on the inside. The film appears to me to want to be a critique of the male gaze, but it very clearly adopts the…

  • 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…