RSS feed for Debbie

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★

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

    Words before the opening title preordain the sequence of events that have been set out in the first and second movies – it began with the Rise, and then the Dawn. And now it is War between the Humans and the Apes. The third act of this franchise sees director Matt Reeves, bringing to the forefront his protagonist Caesar’s struggle between revenge and peace – as his wife and son are murdered in a betrayal by his own species. An…

  • First Girl I Loved

    First Girl I Loved

    ★★★½

    With some relationships, admiration begins from afar. Expectations of love and ideas of sexuality are turned upside down for Anne (Dylan Gelula) as she photographs fellow teenager Sasha (Brianna Hildebrand) at a high school softball game, leaving her instantly beguiled. But love isn’t all easy in the Sundance indie film First Girl I Loved, where the placement of a high school same-sex romance in the swivelling unpredictability of adolescence makes this coming-of-age tale an emotional spin that attempts to increase…

Popular reviews

More
  • Short Term 12

    Short Term 12

    ★★★★★

    "Put a label on my head so you know what its like/
    to live a life not knowing what a normal life's like."

    A modest film, yet Short Term 12 is charming, funny, heartfelt and poignant at the same time - packing the incredible performance of Brie Larson to create one of my favourite films of the year. There is just a big, fat heart that this film encompasses, and the well-developed characters and naturalism to the plot assists in…

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    "Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It's like a socially acceptable form of insanity."

    How do I begin to describe Her? The first word that pops in my head is 'beautiful'. It is aesthetically pleasing to look at, with its contrasting levels of darkness and sci-fi qualities of lights and cities. The characters are all brilliantly written.. they are well-developed, and all envelop a flaw that makes humanity what it is, yet in that respect - are…