• Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

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    "The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you."

    Not my favourite, but perfectly calibrated, and works so well if and when you're in a mood in which this, above, and everything else that Murray and Johansson communicate so well, speaks to you when you need it. Those last 10 minutes really might be some of the best we've put to screen this century.

  • I Carry You With Me

    I Carry You With Me

    The way you switch between feeling like a stranger, a loved one, and the specific people whose hearts are being torn apart - it feels like magic. Disorienting and beguiling in the best way.

  • Spring Blossom

    Spring Blossom

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    Frustrating - all the feelings and ambitions are valid, familiar, but there isn’t enough depth or originality here to make something really substantial. Kept wishing I was watching Diary of a Teenage Girl instead

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music

    Bill & Ted Face the Music

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    Do I remember anything about this despite having watched it ~4 hours ago? No! Would I happily watch this silly earnest weird gnarly adventure again every single week? Most definitely, my dudes

  • Another Round

    Another Round

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    Often slapstick in the ways you'd expect, but then smart and mature and moving in the ways that make it stand out. A straightforward script but these performances (Mads!) really make it shine.

  • Shadow in the Cloud

    Shadow in the Cloud

    So, so bonkers – and god, how exciting it is to see an action movie led by a woman in which you can tell there is so much that *only* she could do. So much of this feels genuinely revolutionary. Flawed and silly in parts, sure, but historic all the same. So impressed with Roseanne Liang.

  • I Am Greta

    I Am Greta

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    She's fantastic, but the film is Fine. Made in a way that when you see shots of world leaders half-listening to her, half on their phones, it extremely frustratingly makes sense. But! The more we talk, the more we watch, hopefully soon someone will actually start listening

  • Lovers Rock

    Lovers Rock

    I miss parties

  • Underplayed

    Underplayed

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    β€œIt’s never a risk to book a woman.”

    Adored this - so many facts point to the glaring injustices, showing how sexism goes on and on and on in dance music at every single level. It’s maddening for so many reasons, the most important ones being that every single artist interviewed and showcased in this doc is just so unbelievably talented.

    I teared up quite a few times - Stacey Lee captures the adrenaline of a perfect set so well,…

  • Concrete Cowboy

    Concrete Cowboy

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    FYC: Caleb McLaughlin!

  • Summer of 85

    Summer of 85

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    I should have been such an easy target for this but nope, no, deeply disappointed - flat and derivative and focusing on all the wrong things, not making the most of the setting, the people, the potential. Call Me By Your Name still reigns supreme! Duh!!!

  • Pieces of a Woman

    Pieces of a Woman

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    Seeing this on a big screen would have broken me into a million pieces - deeply harrowing, sometimes too much, but just about holds it together for me. Vanessa Kirby is going above and beyond anything I’ve seen all year. When the film is beautiful, when it lets itself just take a minute to process everything, it’s really quite breathtaking