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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★

    What a disappointment. From Whiplash to this unengaging love story with existential craving, but falling short on the essensials. Hooked on a theme, both thematic and musically, and repeats it endlessly till I gave up. It's pretty, it's well crafted and it is old-school in many ways, but the hamsterweel got me bored about half way. Bummer. Wanted to like this.

    The only love that convinced is Sebastians love for jazz. At least got the first half hour. Then that…

  • The Pack

    The Pack

    ★★★

    Any film who uses three of the first six minutes with panning shots over landscape and several studies of twigs pisses me off. #badstart #neverrecovered

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  • Rachel Getting Married

    Rachel Getting Married

    ★★★★★

    This film was the decades biggest surprise for me. Just proves that the smallest of films can do the biggest of impacts. And much of it is thanks to Anne Hathaway, who delivers the role of a lifetime.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★

    His locations are stunning, his symmetry intriguing. His cameos are great fun, his humour great. The oddness of it all is fantastic. It's cartoonish quality. It's grainy feel. It's dated, yet undated settings.

    It feel like an amazing photograph, taken in a time before my own, with qualities lost for ever, but of magic fabric.

    Like looking at your parents wedding pictures, faded and sepia-tainted by time. From sometime in the 70s.

    The only thing I would want from Anderson now was a more complex story. Not another mystery with child-like qualities.