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  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★★

    "No child left behind"

    What can I even say to describe how much I loved Hunt for the Wilderpeople! Taika Waititi has a real 'knack' for taking on heavy topics, but leaving you feeling light, maybe he should have his own genre named after him...you've outdone yourself!

    I'm going to start with the beautiful scenery that HftW showcased, it was almost like a character in itself. It's no wonder so much of the world thinks NZ is some magical make-believe…

  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    ★★★★½

    Wow...

    What a great job László Nemes and his team did with Son of Saul. A film about the Sonderkommando was never going to be easy, you might think, any film about the Holocaust won't be easy, but the topic Sonderkommando takes it to a whole new level of awful.

    Not only were these men imprisoned like the rest of the camp detainees, but they were the poor souls who were forced to keep people calm as they undressed before…

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  • Romancing in Thin Air

    Romancing in Thin Air

    ★★★★

    Totally forgot to review this.

    It's pretty sweet and cute and nice and sad and funny, but I found myself wanting a movie about Sue and her husband, rather than a movie about Sue and Michael.

    I still really enjoyed it a lot though.

    I think Sammi is going to continue growing on me.

  • Perú: Tesoro Escondido

    Perú: Tesoro Escondido

    ★★★½

    Peru has been a difficult-ish country for this challenge. I've chosen four different movies that I've had to replace as I wasn't able to source them. Thankfully, Netflix is coming in handy for once and I found this doco on Peru and all it's wonders.

    While it's very heavy on the superlative and hyperbole and it feels as though the tourism board of Peru largely funded this documentary, I still found it pretty good and it really made me want…

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  • 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…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    "There's been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Dark side, and the Light."

    First of all, there's no spoilers in here whatsoever!

    After my first watch of Episode 7, I must say I am over the moon with what J.J. Abrams has done with the franchise! It was fresh, fun, action packed and there was just the right amount of old and new put together!

    Fucking brilliant! I can't wait to see it again and write a fuller review…