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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Three word summary:
    Best. Since. Empire.

    Three word expanded summary:
    Better. Than. Empire?

    There's no plot spoilers in this review, but I discuss themes and ideas which may which may be considered spoilers. Read at your discretion.

    This film has left me breathless. It is a rapturous ode to legacy that defies expectations to turn the limitations of its universal story into a meta-textual expansion of the greatest mythos in popular culture. The Last Jedi has a perfect cultural understanding…

  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist

    ★★★★

    As anyone who has followed me on Letterboxd for a while will have noticed, I absolutely love The Room. It is my most reviewed and most watched film by quite a margin. I even mentioned in one review that I didn't expect The Disaster Artist to be any good, although I wrote that before any footage or trailers were released. Turns out I was wrong, this film is actually really good. 

    What's interesting about The Disaster Artist is just how…

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  • Snatched

    Snatched

    ★★

    Snatched is super contrived and pretty much a mess. I basically didn't laugh at all (except a couple of times when Christopher Meloni did stuff and proved himself to be the only actor trying) but it is enjoyable enough to not be excruciating. Only just though, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

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  • A Quiet Passion

    A Quiet Passion

    ★★★★

    A strong biopic that utilises slow pacing and few embellishments to tell its story, A Quiet Passion is a compelling character study that examines the life which created some of the world's finest poetry. It examines a failure to conform to the gender roles, religious roles, and family roles expected in the nineteenth century. Beyond that, it shows bitterness as a byproduct of misery and soul-searching as independent to spirituality. Whilst A Quiet Passion never provides a definitive answer for…