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  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • Gregory's Girl
  • Bad Timing

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  • The Lost City

    ★★½

  • Conversations with Friends

    ★★★★½

  • Ted K

    ★½

  • Senior Year

    ★★½

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  • The World, the Flesh and the Devil

    The World, the Flesh and the Devil

    ★★★★★

    Harry Belafonte's Ralph Burton is trapped down a mine, but no one comes to save him. When he's struggled to find a way out, he finds the world empty. No one around, cars deserted with the doors wide open, no radio. In the most endearing case of exposition I've ever witnessed, he finds a newspaper with a stark headline: the world is ending. Glad they got that final edition in.

    From an abandoned town in Pennsylvania, Ralph makes his way…

  • We Think the World of You

    We Think the World of You

    ★★★½

    Affecting, understated drama about middle-aged Frank, twentysomething Johnny, and an Alsatian. Frank is called one day by Johnny's pregnant wife to say Johnny is in prison after being caught breaking into a house.

    Frank visits Johnny in a holding cell, where it becomes clear they were once romantically involved. Johnny tearfully begs Frank to take care of his beloved dog, Evie, but Frank worries about the care dogs require, making it clear he is not able to care for Evie…

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  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    ★★½

    Reminiscent of the lightly romantic action comedies of my yoof, this is a peak Friday Night Video. Enjoyed it in the moment, but with a weak second half and only a few updates to that undercurrent of misogyny in 80s and 90s comedies, it leaves a somewhat bitter aftertaste.

    With Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Brad Pitt on board this is difficult not to enjoy - individually they all have great comedic timing and are able to poke fun at…

  • Conversations with Friends

    Conversations with Friends

    ★★★★½

    Sometimes you watch something and everything just hits a sweet spot. This series broaches so many interesting points of view on communication, monogamy, and emotional honesty without ever veering too far into expositionary dialogue. I was on the edge of my seat for so much of this.

    I'm kind of blown away by how tepidly this is being received on LB. I can't judge the adaptation because I never read the novel, and I can't compare it to Normal People

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  • Tall Girl

    Tall Girl

    ★★★

    This is getting massively shat upon on Letterboxd, but I loved this. I grew up tall - had to undress yearly in front of "growth doctors" to make sure I didn't grow uncomfortably tall - was always in the same spot in school photos, next to the teacher - was always sat in the back in class because I needed a bigger desk - have worn European size 44 shoes since age 12 - have never learned to walk in…

  • Girl, Interrupted

    Girl, Interrupted

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It's rare for me to revisit a film and actually bump up its rating. I watched this film many, many times as a teenager because I loved Winona, had it on VHS, and I related to the film in some ways. Also, just really loved the songs and look of the film.

    Only now do I realise how special a film it really was.

    Just as I mentioned in my review for How Stella Got Her Groove Back, the release…