• The Souvenir

    The Souvenir

    ★★★½

    Got more into it than I thought I would upon starting. Have no idea why there is a part two right now though.

  • Ammonite

    Ammonite

    ★★★★

    After watching this my flatmate has decided they should remake Carol with Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, and face-sitting.

  • Tove

    Tove

    ★★★★

    It ends kind of abruptly, but I do like the story it tells. Almost feels like it needs a sequel for more of Tove and Tuulikki though

    (It's on iPlayer atm if anyone is eager to see it)

  • Gateways Grind

    Gateways Grind

    More televisual than I was expecting, but I guess it is narrated by a TV presenter. Worth a watch, on iPlayer at the moment. I recommend double billing this with Rebel Dykes which is on 4 currently too.

  • Nine to Five

    Nine to Five

    ★★★½

    This took some turns I wasn't expecting, and am maybe not all sure about, but overall was a whole lot of fun. Does a punk band start a song with a sample of Fonda saying "I smoke pot now" and if not why not

  • Wild Nights with Emily

    Wild Nights with Emily

    ★★★★

    This was both funny and I learnt a lot about Emily Dickinson (who I knew nothing about). Its puncturing of the myths around her, and its examples of some of the people to blame for them, is worthwhile also. I expect even for those who do know a bit about her.

  • Fire Island

    Fire Island

    ★★★★

    I've never read or seen Pride and Prejudice and now I don't have to. If anyone ever tries to discuss the intricacies of the plot of it with me I can just translate it for myself by being like "that's like the bit where Joel Kim Booster accidentally headbutts someone in the nose in the darkroom" or whatever.

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★½

    I had totally forgotten that I'd seen 'Reprise' at some point, and not just 'Oslo, August 31st' out of Trier's films. They must have both been so long ago I have no idea whether I liked the latter even beyond some vague mildly positive feelings. This was good so might have to revisit both. I liked Renate Reinsve. I liked Anders Danielsen Lie. I liked Norwegian Adam Driver. The quirky directorial stuff was fun and bits of it were moving. Has Garfunkel's version of 'Waters of March' been used in something before? I feel like I know it from somewhere.

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    ★½

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

    Spent what already felt like far too long with Paolo to then just be like "he died in poverty or something I guess" at the end.

  • Little Joe

    Little Joe

    ★★★★

    I keep singing the title to the tune of that song from Frozen.

  • Simple Men

    Simple Men

    ★★★★

    I fully thought Bill Sage in this was Matt Dillon at first.

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★½

    Finally watched this; what a beautifully moving film. On a personal note, I too had an immigrant grandmother who enjoyed swearing and watching wrestling.