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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    I'm still utterly in awe of this movie, with each subsequent rewatch allowing for a greater appreciation of how the narrative unravels without dulling it's emotional poignancy. Its greatest triumph is the masterful blend of some pretty challenging and complex science fiction elements alongside a deeply personal story, with Amy Adams delivering, for my money, the performance of her career.

    This is also a highly enjoyable film to watch with someone experiencing it for the first time, which is the…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★★★★

    Prior to watching Little Women, I must admit I knew next to nothing about Louisa May Alcott's novel (or the subsequence adaptations). Ignorance, in this case, was indeed bliss, as I found myself falling in love with this heartfelt story for the first time.

    Majestically brought to life by Greta Gerwig's masterful direction and an ensemble cast who dazzle throughout, each character's own story becomes truly realised over the course of a non-linear storyline that beautifully captures the moments that…

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  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★½

    22/100

    This is a film that starts with some promise but ultimately fizzles out without making any sort of tangible impact on the viewer. As is often the case with modern-day Hollywood, film executives seem more focused on creating movies that spend more time laying the groundwork for sequels within a franchise rather than making the film in question work well in and of itself. I don't know when The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat II: Makin' it…

  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ★★★★★

    Film #1 of the Letterboxd Season Challege 2015-16
    Roger Ebert Week

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    Given the relatively scarce number of 21st century films featured on Roger Ebert's Great Movies list, I expected Lost in Translation to be, at the very least, really good. However, having just finished watching it, I can safely say that not only did it meet the lofty expectations I had for it, it managed to leave me absolutely spellbound. I loved this movie.

    The beauty in this film…