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  • Jumbo

    Jumbo

    ★★★★½

    Hot damn this is super cool!! A fresh twist on the classic 80s coming-of-age romance. I really like how earnest and serious it is. An obvious metaphor for the usual romantic LGBTQ-esque commentary about "let them love whoever they want to love", even if it is a machine! But director Zoé Wittock pulls it off just right. Noémie Merlant is fantastic, and I enjoy her extra geeky gadget loving traits. It's also a good twist with the mother-daughter relationship being…

  • Gunda

    Gunda

    ★★★½

    The pig film of Berlinale! Ground-level cinematography in B&W follows a momma pig (and some chickens & some cows) around for 90 minutes. Though it should've been 75 minutes - might've played even better. It's a bit too simple for me (no score??) but conceptually an intriguing idea - follow animals closely to show us they have emotions, too. And it definitely is vegan propaganda, masked as affecting cinema, which I admit I quite like anyway.

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    Luca reigns!! OMFG, you guys. OMFG. You have no idea how much this is going to fuck you all up forever.

    I really don't even know where to begin with Suspiria. The Kubrick comparisons I heard beforehand are accurate. There's so much to unpack, and analyze, and discuss. Take your time. We have the rest of this year, and the next few years, to talk about it at length. Just don't miss it. See this film.

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★½

    Wooooooooooo Rocketman is the upbeat, sparkly, flamboyant rock musical we've all been waiting for! It's everything that Bohemian Rhapsody should've been, but wasn't. What a banger!! Makes me want to dance and sing ooooh yeahhh.

    This is a vibrantly creative, imaginative, emotional rock biopic that doesn't shy away from being as gay and loud and honest and danceable as it damn well should be. Jamie Bell's performance as Bernie Taupin is as excellent as Taron Egerton as Elton John, both…