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  • The English Patient

    The English Patient

    ★★★★★

    "I'll always go back to that church, and look at my paintings."
    "I'll always go back to that church."
    "One day we'll meet."

    "Read me to sleep."

    Dissecting this movie in any way seems to go against what I believe is its whole point… it's a movie I've generally just let wash over me in the past without really thinking what it's about, just that it really moved me in ways no other movie did, and that's probably the way…

  • Dreams of a Life

    Dreams of a Life

    ★★½

    It's taken me years to get around to seeing this because, despite how interesting it sounded, the synopsis alone was enough to depress the f**k out of me. I'm painfully aware of how long it would take for anyone to notice sometimes were I to suddenly die in my sleep or something - if it can happen to someone as apparently vivacious as Joyce then it's practically just a matter of "when" for someone like me.

    Honestly, I'm not sure…

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  • Riding in Cars with Boys

    Riding in Cars with Boys

    ★★★★★

    "Sitting over there is this girl who has this light around her…"
    "It's the chair!"

    Unintended viewing so thank god I wrote more before. Of course I love all the other more classic, renowned, and beloved Penny Marshall movies… but this is the one the continues to speak most to me. Not that it matters but I even tried reading the book of this and it's one of those rare movies that is literally miles better than the book, 'cos…

  • Elves

    Elves

    ★★★

    "What's wrong? Are we gonna be alright?"
    "No, Willy, gramps is a Nazi."

    I'm not proud but I kinda love this one's kinkiness ("I'm not a pervert! I like looking at naked girls!" "I'm your sister!" "Yeh and you've got huge tits!"). I had an overly indulgent/overstimulated night out yesterday and basically had that kind of hangover today that's not painful or messy, just very empty and disorienting, and this was perfect for it. I need to remember this one…

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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…