Favorite films

  • The Dark Knight
  • In the Name of the Father
  • Little Women
  • Grave of the Fireflies

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  • A Hidden Life

    ★★★★½

  • Why Beauty Matters

    ★★★½

  • Johnny English

    ★★★★

  • Maid in Manhattan

    ★★★½

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  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

    ★★★★½

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

    One of the most beautiful and challenging films I have ever watched. 

    In between shots of the breathtaking Austrian mountains and farmland, it tells the true story of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter, a devout Catholic farmer in WWII Austria whose moral convictions lead him to quietly defy Hitler when none one else would. His quiet heroism and commitment to doing what is right even when no one would know it was profoundly inspiring for me, and had me constantly asking myself…

  • Why Beauty Matters

    Why Beauty Matters

    ★★★½

    Essentially 60 minutes of modern art and architecture slander, but I’m so here for it.
    The part about Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at the end made me tear up.

    Raised some interesting questions about the purpose and place of beauty in the modern world. Whoever designed Canberra’s churches should have watched this first.

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  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★★

    Greatest superhero movie ever made. 
    I’ve watched this movie more times than I can count and it’s still just as good. The score is absolute perfection 😍

    A small selection of my favourite references:

    “Leave the saving of the world to the men? I don’t think so! I don’t think so” 
    “Yeah, I’ve got time… I’ve still got time”
    “I’m your number one fan!”
    “Fly home buddy, I work alone” 
    “Time for them to join us or Go Away”
    “THIS…

  • Johnny English

    Johnny English

    ★★★★

    After a recent fiery debate, I felt compelled to re-watch this to remind myself once again that it is, in fact, a masterpiece. The score is elite, Bough is a sweetie bless him and Rowan Atkinson is an icon.


    Also my cousins had never seen it so we had to fix that. 

    “Mr Bean has some MOVES” ~ Bede
    “She’s way out of his league” ~ Merryn
    “He’s way out of HER league” ~ Bede
    “6/5 stars” ~ Bede 


    I…