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  • Goodbye Christopher Robin

    Goodbye Christopher Robin

    ★★½

    My attention was half on this film and half on the landscape outside the train. That could seem to speak poorly of the film, but in fact I initially thought it and the views to be on equal grounds, and even matching. Both as quiet and mostly homogeneous things to look at, the experience was complementary enough that neither experience excluded the other.

    However, when it came to finishing it as a stand-alone activity it was a task done through…

  • Ladies in Lavender

    Ladies in Lavender

    ★★★½

    Like in any story set in an isolated British village from an older world, whether among the meadows or by the sea, one can expect a certain amiability from its characters and a rural tranquility which marks such settings as kinder destinations than others. However, contentment with those pleasant remembrances alone can lead their plots to inconsequentiality… and that’s when Ladies in Lavender goes beyond approved family friendships and quietly seeps into a hopeful but from the beginning doomed love.…

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  • Peter Rabbit

    Peter Rabbit

    ★★½

    Despite the natural charm of the source material, Peter Rabbit presents itself in a far more elaborately rogue and reckless tone. I wouldn’t have had an issue with that sort of adaptation if not because, particularly at the beginning, that is taken to the length of seemingly idiotic.

    As with the last animated film I watched, it was completely due to coincidental causes and not the film itself that I saw it to its end, as twenty minutes into it…

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out

    ★★★½

    Inside Out is soooo silly… at first. It reached the point where I was giving up on any usefulness the film could provide, but from there onwards in didn’t cease to gradually improve its content.

    It starts with a family so very typical that it seems more appropriate to be a plot side dish rather than one of the central themes in a story solely dedicated to a single child’s psychology, and the problems its members go through are, from…