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  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★★★

    I only know who Tonya Harding is because of American tv shows, I have zero interest in ice skating and the only figure skaters that I am aware of are Torvill & Dean (because I’m from Nottingham) whose only scandal was when I learnt that they weren’t married to each other. Needless to say I blanked out for some of this film.

    The acting was fine - Alison Janney was brilliant (as she always is) - I’m not sure if I’d…

  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★★½

    It’s a bit too ‘hearts swell, add soaring music’, and the idea of the lawyer’s daughter being inspired by a ‘strong woman’ like Molly was seriously patronising (whether true or not). Idris Elba’s American accent is terrible, as is Chris O’Dowd’s. Although I’m neither here nor there on Michael Cera, he felt miscast to play someone as knobbish as Tobey Maguire (allegedly).


    I did however love finding more reasons to dislike Tobey Maguire and Ben Affleck, and Jessica Chastain instantly makes any film that she is in five times better, so win?

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  • Beyond Clueless

    Beyond Clueless

    ★★★

    On the one hand I loved it as a sort of love letter to my favourite film genre, not completely a documentary but a lengthy, glossy music video (how I imagine Sofia Coppola would make a documentary) - it's incredibly pretty to watch - and although kind of reaching, I loved the analysis of Eurotrip.

    On the other hand, I'm not sure I'm going to take much from having watched it (other than a few films to add to my…

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    ★★½

    I wish Hollywood would stop hiring pretty children who can't act to star in films.