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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

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

    Wow. This is one of the absolute worst music biopics I have ever seen. And I have seen Asylum's "Britney Ever After", mind you.
    The tone is off, the pacing and editing is off, and there is just so much homophobia and boredom that it's almost unbelievable. Why would they make a movie about Freddie Mercury and Queen like this?
    I'm not a huge Queen fan, but I do know that Freddie was one of the most energetic rock stars…

  • Juliet, Naked

    Juliet, Naked

    ★★★

    Nick Hornby's characters are almost always really unsympathetic. They have huge problems being adults and taking responsibility for their own lives and happiness in even the slightest way, and they are usually ridiculously selfish and self-absorbed. This is no exception, but Rose Byrne helps her character by being so goddamn sweet. And Hornby seem to finally be growing up a little bit, so she and the others can too.
    I still think I enjoyed this a bit more than I…

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    I was SO looking forward to this. I used to work in couture as a designer and tailor, and even though I know from the inside what a rotten business it is and how full of fake and awful people it is, I still love movies where couture plays a part.
    "The Dressmaker" was an utter joy, and since this also seemed to have darkness underneath all the silk and lace, I couldn't wait.

    Daniel Day-Lewis is my favorite actor…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    Okay, I … I don’t know if the obvious problems in almost every single scene or if the insane amount of Oscar nominations are the stupidest thing about this movie.
    First of all, Alfonso Cuarón already made an entirely green movie with ”Great Expectations” in 1998. Nothing new about that. On top of which the plot seems to be stolen from a play from 1969, on top of which this is obviously not bringing new ideas apart from that as…