Skipperina has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★★★ during 2019.

  • Booksmart



    IDEAL viewing conditions for this: saw it with my sister in an otherwise empty theatre. The first teen film I've seen for ages that wasn't trying to be a throwback to similar films from the 80s or 90s or noughties. It felt completely of the moment, and not even in ways I always liked or understood, bit it was very assured and refreshing. We both had a cracking time and a bit of a cry.

  • Animals



    Not very cohesive and it should have ended about ten minutes sooner, but this was a fun and immersive watch nonetheless, mostly because the two lead performances are superb.

  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie


    Last time I saw this I think I was about the same age as the teenage characters, It was still brilliant and disturbing but aspects of the film felt very different on the re-watch, which was interesting. Maggie Smith and Pamela Franklin are both terrific, and the final confrontation between them is as satisfying as it is ultimately tragic.

  • Ghost Stories

    Ghost Stories


    Watched this home alone at night because I'm a Fuckwit.