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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★★

    Cried.

    This is such a wholesome, joyous movie:

    -Hugh Bonneville (& his mid life crisis Yoga) are my favourite.

    -The *pop up book* London animation is beautifully done.

    -There is some moving dialogue obviously aimed at tackling deeper themes of brexit/ racism/ acceptance of others...

    -'Puddington'

    -Peter Capaldi 'i am now raising neighbourhood panic to the level of wild hysteria'

    -There is a scene where Paddington essentially turns a prison into a Wes Anderson set (specifically Grand Budapest prison/ Mendl's…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    My deep thoughts throughout:

    Wow, Ryan's jacket is excellent.
    #Borgrunner2049
    The collar comes up into a snood!
    It's green in one light but black/blue/grey in others??
    IT LOOKS ALL SUEDEY IN THE SNOW


    But seriously, gorgeous asthetic frame to frame & we're blessed with the time and pacing to truly appreciate it.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There's a lot of people talking about how full of charm and beauty La La Land is, and they're not wrong. It's a beautifully made film with strong performances and art direction/a colour palette to die for. What I haven't seen anyone really talk about, is how... achingly sad it is too.

    Rather then trying to be a straight up Hollywood musical, LLL feels more complex. Firstly, in all it's creative choices- an obvious tribute to the art of the…

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane

    ★★★★

    Most people coming out of our screening:
    'That was good wasn't it'

    Me, loudly: 'THAT SOUND EDITING WAS EXQUISITE, I MEAN MY GOD, EVEN THE CRISPING OF DRY BLOOD ON THE PILLOWCASE...'

    The most intensely gripping/well paced/claustrophobic cinema experience I've had in a long time; with incredible performances from the whole cast (creepy Goodman is possibly the best Goodman) and definitely presents some interesting themes to explore regarding it's female protagonist and the Male vs. Female Gaze.

    Would have been…