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  • The Girl with All the Gifts

    The Girl with All the Gifts

    ★★½

    Let me start by saying I have read the book this is based on, so my rating might have been higher if I hadn't.

    I think this is quite a good adaptation, and it does what it can as a film, but you don't really get to know the characters. Not even Melanie, not really. As a zombie movie, it's a different story, so that's refreshing, but since I already knew everything that was going to happen I didn't really…

  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    They took the basic premise of the books - and that's pretty much it. There's nothing of the heart of the books here. Nothing of the humor. Or even the characters' personalities and abilities. They fly through plotlines so fast there's not enough time to care.
    I don't think they understood what the appeal of the books was.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★½

    The film is spectacular. You get quite an immersive experience. It's tense, and exciting, and you almost feel the awfulness in your gut.

    However, you only care about the characters because you know this really happened. Otherwise it would have been impossible since I couldn't even tell them apart.

    I'm not a fan of the temporal structure either. It was a bit confusing at times.

    Lots of spectacle, but not much else. It's a great spectacle, though.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    Wonderful. That's all I can say about this film. Everything about it is wonderful. The performances are great, the story keeps you interested all the way through, the characters are lovely and the scenery is amazing.
    One of my favorite Wes Anderson movies.