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  • In the City of Sylvia

    In the City of Sylvia

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    Can anyone whoโ€™s seen it explain to me exactly what happens in the last 5-10 minutes please (preferably in great detail)? I did my annoying thing where I fell asleep again and then *poof* itโ€™s gone from MUBI. Judging by the rest of the film I imagine not very much - - - but Iโ€™d still like to know.

    I liked the general tone of the film and enjoyed its slow, observational nature. However, when it comes to the mainโ€ฆ

  • So Long Enthusiasm

    So Long Enthusiasm

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    I have the extremely annoying habit of leaving it right until the very last minute - literally on the threshold of midnight - to watch MUBI films before they disappear. The unfortunate consequence is that I often fall asleep by accident before theyโ€™re over and wake to find my iPad display off and the movie gone forever. It doesnโ€™t happen as much as it used to since MUBI made it so the display wonโ€™t turn off while a film isโ€ฆ

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  • Only the Brave

    Only the Brave

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    I cried. A lot.
    There was a time when I tried to hide my cinema crying but now I just let the tears stream down my cheeks without interference.

    โ€œWeโ€™re only seconds away, itโ€™s going to feel like the end of the world. As long as you can breathe, you can survive.โ€

    I find you can often judge the quality of a movie by what noises are audible from the audience throughout the showing, and from how many different directions.โ€ฆ

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

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    As a film, based purely on its own merits and without context, I would rate โ€˜Love, Simonโ€™ a solid three and a half stars. But I cannot quell the notion that it deserves another half star simply for existing and having been a success.

    As much as many of us donโ€™t want it to be, the world today is still rife with homophobia - from very mild to heinous - along with a whole party of other cruel bigotries. Sure,โ€ฆ