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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 hardness, 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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  • Non-Fiction

    Non-Fiction

    ★★★½

    Why this is listed as a comedy, I have no idea. The only thing that was funny about it was how cut-throat/honest the only woman who wasn't cheating was to her douch-bag boyfriend.

    It was interesting enough, if you like watching film of people just sitting around talking.

  • Jumanji: The Next Level

    Jumanji: The Next Level

    ★★★

    Not as good as the first one, but still OK.

    Karen Gillan is bae. Awkwafina is so cool.

    Don't ever let the Rock try to do a Jersey accent again.

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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…

  • 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.