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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    "We were playing different games."

    There aren't enough adjectives in the English dictionary to help describe Yorgos Lanthimos' newest rambunctious feature. The Favourite with its absurdist shocks and obscene screenplay are second to none in 2018, and the trio of leading ladies at the centre provide so much passion, tension and sharp tongued wit that you can't help but roll around in it.

    The production design, cinematography and music practically beg to be watched in the best way you possibly…

  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    Little note inbound - if you follow me on twitter you'll know that I've been writing for a website called FilmEra, but for those who don't, I'm heading to Sheffield Doc/Fest this year out of my own pocket so have created a gofundme for anyone interested in supporting my writing! I tend to not post my "proper" reviews here cause I use Letterboxd for enjoyment, but if you'd like to read my stuff you can here. Any money to my…

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  • Sisters

    Sisters

    ★★

    I dig the fact this is basically Project X for the middle aged, but it just hasn't held up well for me over various rewatches. While a lot of other like-minded comedies have stayed just as watchable, the gags in Sisters lose their punch a bit every time despite the fact I love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

    Spent all morning setting my new Depop shop up to sell some prints I've been making (you can find it by searching…

  • Up

    Up

    ★★★

    My experience with this is pretty much the same every time - I find the Elly stuff really touching, cry a lot, then get sleepy around ⅔ of the way in and stay that way until I cry again at the ending.

    The more action-y parts of Up don't quite gel with me, but I'm so on board with the sentiment, pretty animation, and the way it's not afraid to make us feel sad. Its achievement in enveloping us in Carl and Elly's story and dreams is so beautiful

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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★½

    Logan is everything the X-Men are about. Family, hope and the undeniably primal urge to protect our own. Its determination in showing nothing but respect to not just Wolverine but what the group of characters mean in general is staggering. You'll find a small dose of nostalgia, too. But not enough to make any of this sting any less.

    Hugh Jackman gives his best performance as Wolverine to date. He looks great and reminds me in every scene he's in…

  • Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

    Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

    ★★★½

    A surprisingly well put together and thoughtful examination on the crimes and psyche of Ted Bundy. The pilot I struggled with, but it quickly gets better in the following episodes. The most fascinating thing is how the doc covers the fact Bundy was charming. I've never understood that until watching him. He absolutely had the face and personality of someone who could get away with murder. The intelligence on display is directly contradictory with his inability to stop himself from…