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  • A Cry from the Streets

    A Cry from the Streets

    ★★★★

    The best thing about oldies sometimes is you just get lost looking up seemingly random people on screen wondering if they ever did anything else. Sometimes the answer is a sad no, or, as is the case with Dana Wilson here (who is amazing), "not much" (I've got her one other movie The Shiralee on the way though). Other times it's someone like Sean Barrett, whose vast, still ongoing career ranges from little British oldies like this to the same…

  • L.A. Story

    L.A. Story

    ★★★★½

    "A kiss may not be the truth, but it is what we wish were true."

    Yay, I have an old review of this which just about tallies with how I still feel about it, 'cos it's January and my brain isn't working yet. It's a little wobbly/dated in places but when it moves so seamlessly from the most absurd Steve Martin humour to the most profound metaphysical/fairytale magic… it's just glorious that something can be so simultaneously cynical and loving…

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  • The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    ★★★★★

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

    Someone reminded me how much I love this film today (it doesn't take much really) n I figured I should explain here since it's in my 4 favourites… this is just a copy paste of a review I wrote last year when it came out on blu-ray…

    The Little Mermaid II is honestly turning into one of my favourite movies in a very serious way. There are too many abominable reviews of it out there and I've been meaning to…

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★★

    "Some of us just decided to do something about it."

    Like Episode 7 had Luke, Leia and Han etc, this too has a gimmick I can't even begin to talk about yet, but which was enough to have me doubting my first impression since it was so distractingly joyous. Let's just say the uncanny valley has been thoroughly breached with this movie... if only for technical reasons, I'm sure this thing has profound value as to where it stands in…