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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    ★★★½

    Impressed by the cinematography and effects, bored by the story, relieved by the ending.

    Billy Connolly ftw.

  • Big Eyes

    Big Eyes

    ★★★½

    The eyes! The eyes!

    Christoph Waltz brings the right amount of crazy to this role and makes a great acting duo with Amy Adams. Enjoyable watch but less idiosyncratic than you would expect from Tim Burton.

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  • The Divine Order

    The Divine Order

    ★★★★

    Number of Swiss films seen in life: 1. Let's call it a good start.

    Beautifully made film about the shocking fact that woman's suffrage wasn't realised in Switzerland until 1971 (or in fact 1990). The film is in a larger sense about feminism in general and in the setting of beautifilly shot Swiss landscapes and oppresive, cramped chalets, puts forward the theme painfully. Excellent performances all round, and I was quite blown away by Marie Leuenberger.

  • Howards End

    Howards End

    ★★★★★

    A year after I saw the re-release Howards End on the big screen I had the chance to see it again, in a best-of-2017 programme organised by the The Hague Film Theatre. What a rare and wonderful treat, especially from the front row in a nearly empty theatre.

    This is now firmly my favourite film of all time, and seeing it for the third time I notice hundreds more details. This world is so complete, so full of life, so…