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  • The Spy Who Dumped Me

    The Spy Who Dumped Me

    ★★★★

    The perfect two hours of afternoon delight.
    I was charmed at spending the afternoon in the cinema watching this surprisingly refreshing fem-in-ist spy thriller-cum-comedy.
    I'll admit I went in for Sam Heughan's Sebastian and I left with a major crush on Kate McKinnon. The chemistry between McKinnon and Mila Kunis as besties who have each other's back, who disagree, who annoy each other, who build each other up, was 100% refreshing. Every character was complex. Every character flawed. Justin Theroux…

  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    ★★★★½

    Beautifully realised and observed. A painful capture of the failure of a marriage through the eyes of a 14 year old boy.

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  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★★

    A glorious, shameless blockbuster that takes Cinderella elements and transforms them into a sparkling Singapore-based fairytale. Crazy Rich Asians is just the kind of crazy escape we all seek from the movies occasionally (like me on this Tuesday morning). Absolutely captivating, lively escapism that gleams like an emerald.

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    ★★★★★

    The near perfect high school rom com that you didn’t realise you were missing in your life. Susan Johnson has made a love letter to the films of John Hughes and Cameron Crowe, taking us by the hand and delivering a refresh to the genre that should always have a place in your film heart.

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    Mother! is a horror film for women. It taps into all the things. The constant male gaze, the constant threat of danger. The subjugation of women in the home, the threat of the 'other female', the expectation to be seen and not heard. The fears and anxieties in relationships. The feeling of complete vulnerability while pregnant juxtaposed with that immediate fierceness / fearlessness that every new mother owns. The rage that simmers beneath the surface. The knowing that something is very wrong. Written and directed by a man but absolutely delivering a host of female horrors for this mother.

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    Thank goodness for the dark comfort of the cinema. The expert sound design, the minimal soundtrack, the master class acting & directing would never have captivated me had I been sitting at home watching it on the telly (with all the distractions that come with that).
    I had a moment in this film where I noted that Emily Blunt may in fact be my new favourite actress. The combined terror and the strength on her face making me physically squirm in…