abi ✨ has written 14 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2019.

  • Little Women

    Little Women


    Ms Greta Gerwig knows how to leave me sat crying in the cinema 😰

    Amy was by far my favourite character and definitely one of the girls that resonated with me the most. Florence Pugh stole the show by taking a character that could have easily been a hateable brat and turned her into a fleshed-out, complex and understandably flawed individual with good intentions. 

    I loved all the March sisters and thought they were all written with care and obvious…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story


    Subtle, sad yet somewhat sweet. I love how there’s so many minute details that the film nods back to - it really threads the whole story together in such a lovely manner. Adam Driver is amazing.

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman


    Definitely one of Scorsese’s most vulnerable films. There’s a lot of humour in this film (to me, at least) Al Pacino is hilarious as the eccentric, fastidious but lovable Jimmy Hoffa. However, the last hour or so hits like a ton of bricks. Gangster types almost always have a downfall, but seeing a character in such slow, isolated decay is really heartbreaking. Frank’s inability to process things until it’s too late (or if at all) really leaves you feeling like you have a knot in your stomach. Also, the last shot/few lines of dialogue are just crushing.

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol


    Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello WISH they had what Marley & Marley have

  • Moffie



    “They filled pillow cases with gun parts and had everyone take turns at beating them.” 

    Wow, that was really hard to watch at times. Especially thought the short snippets of Nic’s childhood were really impressive in how they displayed such a scope of emotion in such little time. Really claustrophobic, agonising yet important representation to South Africa’s vicious history.

  • The Farewell

    The Farewell


    ‘It’s not what you do in life but how you do it”


  • Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones's Diary


    Daniel has WAY too much screentime

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


    can’t help feel like it’s canon that Voldemort listens to reputation on repeat whilst practicing his cape twirls in the mirror

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


    Cuarón really came along to clean up after the MESS that was the chamber of secrets

  • Anima



    EXACTLY how my morning commute goes 😍

  • Suspiria



    *aggressively whacks pause button* THIS IS VERY TELLING OF WHAT I LIKE ABOUT CINEMA

  • God's Own Country

    God's Own Country


    heathcliff & cathy whom ???