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  • The Kissing Booth

    The Kissing Booth

    ★½

    Comedies are supposed to make you laugh ....and this SURE DID make me laugh.

  • Disobedience

    Disobedience

    ★★★

    Watching these two feels like watching a teapot boil until it is finally wailing and screeching on the stove. Particularly McAdam's admission in the kitchen which I actually physically jumped at.
    I really wish I had gone to see this with another person; I think for some films it helps to have someone there immediately to hash out the ideas behind the script. I think there is something powerful here about allowing people to make choices/'disobey' norms even when you…

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "Is it better to speak or die?"
    I am obsessed with this film's focus on the language of restraint. The way these two men communicate without words is fascinating and makes the point about shame and sexuality in the least overwrought way a film has ever done. The final credits of the film even are a perfect example; Elio falls apart silently and so controlled while life moves around him. The 'coming out' scene in the public square is so…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★

    I'd really like to thank Guillermo for not making me watch any truly graphic scenes of Sally Hawkins getting dicked down by a lizard.

    Beyond that, I really did enjoy this and while I always knew I liked Sally Hawkins this performance was spectacular. The scene were she begs Giles to understand how it is to be unseen and feel inhuman was just earth-shattering. I could watch it again and again, brilliant.