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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★½

    Lit. 🔥

  • Stranger Than Fiction

    Stranger Than Fiction

    ★★★★½

    Well this was spectacularly enjoyable, and very unexpected. I was taken in by what sounded like a great cast, and I wasn't disappointed - in fact I was really surprised by the depth of the story. Lovely. Some really great framing and settings, and a neat soundtrack to boot.

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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★½

    ....eh.

    A lot of incredibly talented people were involved in basically every aspect of this film, and yet I came away from it knowing (quite like the first one) that I have no desire to see it again, or try and understand anything deeper from the story. Some of the set design is absolutely wonderful, and I do like how we have a (male) lead protagonist who is quiet and calm and uncomfortable in his own skin. But it was…

  • My Bakery in Brooklyn

    My Bakery in Brooklyn

    Oh wow. Okay, so the reviews and IMDb rating should've been a clue, but after a promising titles, I had no idea what anyone was doing until there was a character's death that was so comedic I couldn't believe it was meant to be true and affecting. But it was. Had to stop watching there.