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  • The Lovebirds

    The Lovebirds

    ★★★½

    The weight of this comedy rests solely on the backs of Rae and Nanjiani. There's a big disparity between their presence and absolutely cracking oneliners, and the lacklustre plot - which provides nothing much to care about besides wanting to see how it ends. Not to mention the problematic nature of some important and timely commentary being thrown lightly aside.

    You'll come back for the characters but be desperate to see them with material more deserving of their energy.

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    Silver Linings Playbook

    ★★★★½

    This is a masterclass in so many technical cinematic aspects - the performances and screenwriting, in particular, in a class of its own.

    So masterfully done, I completely forget it's that technically a rom-com.

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  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas

    ★★½

    Film #1 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge
    Task #1 : Film featuring reincarnation
    letterboxd.com/daisyedwards/list/naughtys-july-scavenger-hunt-no-4/

    Contrary to reviews I scanned before watching, I didn't find this film hard to follow. However, I did find it hard to see the connections between the times I thought would be so impactful. To me, it seemed a string of different stories played by the same actors with subtle but juvenile hints that they bared the same soul. Gratefully, I found some satisfaction in…

  • Drag Me to Hell

    Drag Me to Hell

    ★★★½

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

    Film #3 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge
    Task #3 : Film featuring a curse
    letterboxd.com/daisyedwards/list/naughtys-july-scavenger-hunt-no-4/

    Pardon me while I collect myself. I'd drafted a review in my head as I was watching this and the whole thing just got blown out of the water by the last 5 - 10 minutes. How I view watching this film won't be the same. I guess I should've expected something more than a mediocre cliche horror from the creator of Evil Dead…