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  • The Rider

    The Rider

    ★★½

    LFF 2017 #33

    I DIDN’T LOVE THE RIDER: A POEM BY ORLA SMITH

    *to be spoken in a whisper*

    I didn’t love The Rider. 

    You’ll probably love The Rider - so ignore me. 

    See The Rider. I didn’t love it but also I’m wrong and an idiot. 

    I thought the (beautiful) style of direction was jarringly different from the style of acting/writing, which took me out of the film. 

    You, however will probably not feel this way because I am bad and stupid. 

    I’ll go die now.

  • The Breadwinner

    The Breadwinner

    ★★★

    LFF 2017 #37

    And I still have 13 more LFF films I haven’t logged here yet. This was the last one I saw and honestly my brain had just GIVEN UP by this point, but it’s a good movie. I read the book many years ago and honestly that’s probably the richer telling of this story (not that I remember much about it). This film is 90 minutes long and I swear about a third of it is spent on…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    I'd like to, for a second, say how thankful I am for this film community on the Internet. I don't know where I'd be without it. It can be very lonely having a passion so intense for film that it's all consuming. Movies are my life. Maybe it's sad, but I can't help that they're most of all I think about. Everytime I start to talk about one of my 'real-life friends' about them, they shut down. They don't care,…

  • Home Again

    Home Again

    ★★★½

    Not only are people refusing to take Home Again seriously - it seems never to have crossed their minds that taking it seriously could be an option. 

    Hallie Myers-Shyer’s debut is wrapped in a sugary rom-com coat that will be familiar from her mother’s films. That in itself holds some enjoyment. However, Home Again is different from a movie like The Holiday (one of my favourite films). The Holiday’s charm is all down to its heart-warming sincerity, whereas Home Again…