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  • Mary and Max
  • Masquerade
  • The Fool

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  • Triumph in the Skies

    ★★½

  • Encanto

    ★★★½

  • Don't Look Up

    ★★★½

  • The King's Man

    ★★

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  • Vai

    Vai

    ★★★★★

    Still such an amazing and powerful collection of films.

    I was lucky enough to catch this on one of our on demand streaming services, just one day before it dropped of their schedule. I'd seen it before in the cinema, but hadn't had a chance to watch it again since.

    The first time I watched it, I remember really enjoying it and finding the stories very interesting and emotional, all in their own ways. Since I last watched, however, I've…

  • Thelma

    Thelma

    ★★★★½

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

    Not going to lie, I have been thinking about this film all most non-stop since I watched it yesterday.

    Oddly enough, I watched Frozen yesterday and I couldn't help but draw parallels between Elsa and Thelma - two girls who, instead of being taught how to harness, use and control their gifts, they are instead forced to conceal and withdraw from it, causing them to lose control.

    I think it's probably a really great analogy for religious suppression of one's…

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  • Triumph in the Skies

    Triumph in the Skies

    ★★½

    This was about as average as I had expected lol.

    There were a few fun and cute moments, but it mostly tried to take on too much.

    There was also way too many annoying pop songs which made it feel very cheap.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★½

    Tried T with this one again this morning. Surprisingly, he sat still for a very large chunk of it - he enjoyed the colours and the music and did laugh quite a few times.

    I've got mixed feelings about this film - I don't think I enjoy it as much as a lot of other people do, well the music anyway. I love all the Spanish language stuff, but most of the main numbers just seem...too Lin Manuel Miranda-ry, if…

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  • Mad World

    Mad World

    ★★★★½

    Let's clear a few things up:

    The budget of this film was US$257,000.

    It was shot in 2 weeks.

    It was the director's debut film.

    It was the screenwriter's debut film.

    With those things in mind, this is what I thought.

    It feels real. It is heart-breaking.

    The central performances are outstanding.

    It tackles important social issues, for Hong Kong. It looks at mental health issues. It looks at the hardships carers, family and friends of mental health sufferers face.

    It is definitely worth a watch. Extremely well done.

  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave

    ★★★★★

    It took me weeks to build myself up to watch this. I knew that it was going to give me the feels, but I knew it would be amazing, I just couldn't bring myself to watch it.

    I finally did two weekends ago. I've recently been studying slavery and I thought at the end of reading about it for 5 hours, that I would be sufficiently ready for it, that my skin would have gotten a bit thicker to take…