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Don’t mind me, just impatiently waiting for season 2 of Arcane…

Favorite films

  • Léon: The Professional
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Finding Nemo
  • Amélie

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  • The Father

    ★★★★½

  • Boiling Point

    ★★★★

  • Jaws

    ★★★★★

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ★★★★

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  • Shrek 2

    Shrek 2

    ★★★★★

    Not only one of the greatest sequels ever but also one of my all-time favourites. I once watched it a solid four times in a row when I was having a bad day (don’t think I’ve even watched a movie twice in a row before) and was surprised Netflix didn’t send me a welfare email. So other than (admittedly) lots and lots of nostalgia, what makes it so great? 

    Well, it manages to accomplish what so many sequels fail at.…

  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★½

    Okay, King Kong has absolutely no business being over 3 hours long, but it’s still a fun ride with well-cast characters and surprisingly gory scenes that I’ve come back to many times. Without the massively overstuffed first act before the boat departs it would’ve been miles better.

    We aren’t let into Ann Darrow’s character much as she spends the majority of her time on the island screaming her head off, but in her quieter moments Naomi Watts shows a lot…

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★½

    A frightening look at the fragility of the brain and the spiralling collapse of an old man's sanity. The Father perfectly captures the overwhelming sense of loneliness and confusion someone with dementia might be feeling at any given time, as well as the immense strain put on the family member left to care for the loved one who no longer recognises or respects them.

    Anthony Hopkins expertly plays an unreliable narrator whose decline leaves you questioning everything taking place as…

  • Boiling Point

    Boiling Point

    ★★★★

    If you've ever worked in any kind of environment that made you both physically and mentally exhausted while surrounded by people who were as equally fed up as you and trying to keep your composure for hours on end (I'm projecting a bit here), this might be painful to watch. Being filmed in one unbroken shot, it's not hard to imagine that this was (almost) as taxing for the actors as it would be for actual kitchen staff on a…

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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    Spielberg Ranked

    No matter how many times I’ve seen Chrissie feel a painful tug on her leg and disappear beneath the surface, it’s still as nail-biting as the first time.

    A lot of modern horrors (this is a horror, fight me) are always chomping at the bit to up the ante and keep the threat at full focus, but Spielberg gives you time to breathe and experience the characters interacting for a good stretch of time, and the world actually…