I almost want to add another star just for Gena Rowlands alone
Another great queer film from this year’s lineup, this is a film set in the 1990s, about 16 year old Cameron Post (Chloe Grace Moretz) who is forced to go to a gay conversion camp when she is discovered making out with another girl. Whilst in the camp, Cameron has to come to terms with her identity and finds friends that she can relate to far more than she had on the outside. It’s somewhat of a coming of age…
Unfortunately this film didn't do it greatly for me. I definitely didn't love it as much as say, The Winter Soldier, or Civil War, or even Guardians of the Galaxy which is perhaps closest to this film in terms of expanding the MCU in different directions.
It was the only Marvel film where I noticed what, to me, felt like inconsistencies in tone. I couldn't be sure if it was taking itself seriously or not as it seemed to flit…
Listen, I really love X2, it's very dear to my heart. But this film may just have surpassed it to be the best X-Men film yet. Who would've thought we'd be saying that about a solo Wolverine film?
This film is not necessarily fun. It's brutal, it's bloody, it's surprisingly heartbreaking. That is not to say that there isn't a well-placed gag every now and then (Patrick Stewart's grumpy, crazy old Charles and Dafne Keen's wonderful X23 providing both the…