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  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★½

    Ewan McGregor trying to be Sam Rockwell in CHARLIE’S ANGELS is a crime.
    That said, Margot Robbie is great and very funny; her acting is so on point at all times, which doesn’t mean she plays it safe. She clearly enjoys her job. 
    But I just can’t stand so much gun violence on screen; a metal baseball bat to break some guy’s legs? Fine. A bullet to the head? No thank you. Personal preference, or maybe the cause of guns being too efficient.

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    I don't know if it's age or what, but this film and THE IRISHMAN don't just make me cry, they make me sob uncontrollably for several minutes after they've ended. Both are slow-burns (no joke intended) that are so raw and earnest that they're sometimes almost comical, but they ultimately strike a very tender nerve and I have to collapse. Perhaps it's because they're both about regrets and/or melancholy, and therefore about death and time – looking ahead or back on your life and wondering if you're leading or have lead the best life. And they're both about love, really.

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  • Me Before You

    Me Before You

    ½

    ✨A film so hateful should never be seen or have been made.✨

    The beautiful, but most importantly very rich Will (Sam Claflin) should never have had an accident. He was such a perfect guy! "What's the point of being rich and beautiful if you can't even ski?"! is the basic premise of this film.

    Even worse, what's the point of finding a young, slightly basic middle-class girl to whom you can mansplain everything about art cinema, and who is ready…

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time

    ★½

    When Oprah’s character was listing a bunch of ‘warriors’ like Nelson Mandela or Einstein, I thought she would say ‘Oprah Winfrey’ but she didn’t. Lame.