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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★½

    Colour me pleasantly surprised.

    Sure, with all the hype and acclaim, it should be a no brainer that this is a good movie. I didn't really doubt it'd be a great experience at least, even if the trailers spoiled the gist of the plot. However, Del Toro fans were rallying behind this as a Best Picture frontrunner and man did I not buy that a fish-fucking film would win. That doubt translated in me not being as excited for the…

  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★★★

    Rewatched within 4 days because my wife wanted to take her mum and invited me along. At least we didn't have to suffer through Frozen's Olaf Adventure.

    Even better the second time to be honest. Didn't have the same impact of course, but the ending (both of them) still make me cry and my former problems with it melted away. Super Pixar effort, even if it borrows some past formula.

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  • Life, Animated

    Life, Animated

    ★★★★

    This is the happiest you'll ever be to see Gilbert Gottfried.

    It's low stakes and sentimental, but it's whole hearted and feels like a very full 90 minutes.

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    So Damien Chazelle has made 2/5 of the top 5 films of the decade. 

    Here's to a third. 

    (Maybe a 10/10 on rewatch, I'm trying not to be hasty)