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  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    ★★½

    It’s like the definition of fine, and very well-intentioned…but also kinda stupid, at least at first. Lara Jean’s sister leaks these very personal letters, and apparently LJ doesn’t even consider that it was her for seemingly months despite there literally being only two other people in the house who could have done it, and it doesn’t seem like the kind of thing a parent would ever do. It’s blamed on the box of letters being accidentally sent out with the…

  • Enough Said

    Enough Said

    ★★★★½

    Quickly realising that Holofcener has a real knack for making great films mostly out of quotidian moments that coalesce into a very satisfying whole. I really like all the little relationships that develop here. Eva and Albert’s central romance is refreshingly open and honest, maybe because they’re older than most couples usually are in movie romances (and also both divorced) so there’s much less reticence and initial anxiety between them. Because since they’ve been through hell and back in their…

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  • Cobain: Montage of Heck

    Cobain: Montage of Heck

    ★★★★½

    The Rolling Stone quote on the poster claims it's "the most intimate rock doc ever." They're probably right. If I had to describe Cobain: Montage Of Heck in one word, I'd say - heartbreaking. Whether you're a fan of Nirvana or not is pretty much irrelevant, because this isn't about the band or Kurt's career, it's about him as a person. A man with a troubled soul that couldn't get out of his own head, who didn't want to be…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    Fincher continues to cement his god-like status with another astoundingly brilliant dark, complex mystery full of malice, beauty and topped off by some incredible acting. There's nothing specific I can pinpoint to say why this film is so amazing, because everything about it is stupendous. The narrative twists and turns like you wouldn't believe. The directing is, of course, excellent and, combined with the superb lighting (Fincher's love of yellow is on full display) and haunting soundtrack, gives off this…