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  • Baby Boom

    Baby Boom

    ★★★

    Still remember and love that VHS cover from my youth spent in videostores.

    From a health and safety standpoint and a 2017 feminist viewpoint this is just an absolute nightmare, but from the 1980s power suits to the baby-chick-yellow-Easter-pastel-throw-up sweatshirts, this is a hit below the belt in terms of nostalgia.

    Worth it for the excellent 80s montages.

  • Kedi

    Kedi

    ★★★★

    Endlessly lovely, the oxytocin just comes over you in waves, a bit like Duran's 'The Reflex'-video.

    Inspired direction and lush cinematography, this is an absolute treat. Sends a lovely message of not being alone without hammering it home, without over explaining or politicising the life of these displaced animals.

    This is the second time a cat film wins out over a critically acclaimed romance in a cinema double bill with my pal.

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  • War Horse

    War Horse

    ★★

    What a shitfest. I would probably have liked this film better if it had been about a cat. Or, hell, even about that goose that walks around on the farm at the beginning of this film. That was a great goose.

    For a film called 'War Horse', it takes a long time for the 'war'-element to enter, so for the first 50 minutes, it's mainly 'horse' - and I happened to skip the horse part in my coming of age.…

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    ★★★

    Do you judge the film, or the book? I tried to judge the film on its own merit, but kind of failed. I suppose the good news is, the film in better than the book.

    I'm not going to lie, I looked forward to seeing this - how often do you see a book by a woman about a woman, adapted for the screen by a woman, and then directed by a woman. When the director is Sam Taylor-Johnson, I'm…