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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★★

  • Tolkien

    Tolkien

    ★★★★

    I’ve been emotionally bamboozled.

    At first, I thought Tolkien was gonna be a lacklustre film devoid of any artistic merit. An Oscar-bait biopic that has been done hundreds of times by following a struggling privileged Englishman.

    Suffice to say I've never been more wrong. Sure, it is a fairly standard story with beats that tread along a well-beaten path. But it would be wrong if I didn't admit I was moved by the entire thing. Thomas Newman's score is a perfect accompaniment to the wholesome visuals of kinship, love, the potency of language and imagination and the horrors of war.

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  • Dinosaur

    Dinosaur

    ★★

    1000th diary entry!

    To mark the occasion, I decided to choose the first film I can remember watching - Disney's Dinosaur. The opening five minutes have always been indelibly etched on my mind. As soon as that egg popped on screen I was transported back in time. Not to the prehistoric age, but to the year 2002(ish).

    I can picture it now - me in my childhood home, my Aladar plushie in one hand and the VHS box in the…

  • Tigertail

    Tigertail

    ★★★

    Melancholic with a capital M.

    There is certainly a lot of heart here. You'll be vibing in the opening thirty minutes.

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    T        H        E
    F AVOURIT E:
    A              RICH
    P   A  R  A D  E
    O                      F 
    PASSIONATE
    INT E N S I TY
    A         N          D
    R A B  B  I  T S

    Recommended if you like:
    [The Killing of a Sacred Deer][The Other Boleyn Girl]

  • Late Afternoon

    Late Afternoon

    ★★★★★

    In short, Late Afternoon is a heartwarming story of a long life well lived. When I finished watching, two touching quotes sprang to mind.

    “Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.” - Lucy Maud Montgomery

    "Am I crying? I'm not crying. You are." - David Starsky

    Recommended if you like:
    [La Maison en Petits Cubes][Up]