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  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★

    I love how unpretentious this is, how knowing and aware of its own limitations. In our age of superhero glut, this is the perfect antidote. 

    And yet the over abundance of super villains, even if told tongue-in-check, was wearying. By the next day, I had almost forgotten I had watched it.


    (Oh, and I'm super fascinated by the role of the judgment seat reckoning in changing the conscience. I'm also fascinated with how the movie thinks the character changes his mind and redeems himself.)

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella

    ★★★

    I watched this with my two sisters over two nights. Like the best candy, it was a delight to taste, and then it evaporated shortly after. Branough doesn't do much with the story, but everyone involved seems to be having so much fun I'm willing to forgive him. 

    I was happy and enjoyed it.

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    My family hated this movie and I swore to never again introduce them to a favourite film. Sigh.

  • The Mill and the Cross

    The Mill and the Cross

    ★★★★½

    I was introduced to this film over a year ago and knew then that I looked forward to returning. But the question was how long to wait? I didn’t want to rush it. But I also knew that this movie would be the perfect fit for Holy Week. So on Holy Saturday I turned down the lights and pressed play.

    I am now more familiar with the painting this film brings to life so effortlessly, particularly its lighting. Its costumes…