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  • The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

    The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

    ★★

    This should’ve been right up my alley but I just couldn’t get into it. Lily and JBF and Penelope and Matthew/a Downton reunion just weren’t enough. As beautiful as the costumes were I could never get pulled into believing this was the ‘40s; it just felt fake and that really distances me from it. Needs a stronger script and needs a bit more grit - it doesn’t need to be shot like a Nolan movie but it shouldn’t look like a Lifetime one either.

  • David Copperfield

    David Copperfield

    ★★★½

    A really superb first half is let down by a second one that drags - not to mention, as Precious as Freddie Bartholomew could be, he at least had personality and charm, which is much more than I can say for the actor who played David as a young man. I can’t speak for the source material as I’ve never read it, but I suppose it must be as far-flung and meandering in some ways as this adaptation. I’m all…

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  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music

    ★★★★★

    For my money, this is the greatest musical ever filmed. It is essentially flawless. It deserves every superlative ever used to write about it.

    Seeing it on a big screen is such a thrill, and an experience I hope everyone can get at one time or another. It was made for that kind of screen - the scope, the scenery, everything is just so gorgeous it makes me want to cry.

    I notice and appreciate new things about this movie…

  • Believer

    Believer

    ★★★

    I realize this was Dan’s project and he seems like a great guy, I just....wish it had felt less like a vanity project. At one point in the doc, in describing his aim for LoveLoud, he said he was eager to give a platform to queer voices since he didn’t really have the know-how to talk on such issues. I wish that had been incorporated more here. There were touching moments from his family to be sure, such as when…