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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★½

    What was the point in this? Lacks the pizazz (said with jazz hands) of the original. Some of the compositing and lip syncing was iffy. An unnecessary, unremarkable film.

    Simon and Pumba are pretty good though and John Oliver is perfect casting for Zazu.

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★½

    Some odd creative choices. Some scenes would have had a much bigger impact if they’d just been cut a little bit sooner. A couple of them just went on a few minutes too long. This is especially true near the end to an almost frustrating point. Less is more Toddy boy. 

    A few songs were, I don’t know, out of place? Don’t know if the use songs was even necessary as the score hit all the right atmospheric notes. Ah…

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  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★½

    While Disney santises the modern fairy tale, Del Toro allows his take to explode with darkness. While testing the limits of the fantasy genre. 

    I’m over a decade late to this one but it definitely lives up to its reputation. I loved the balance between the realism and the fantasy.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    A satire that bites just as hard as its characters. 


    I thought this film was excellent! It was well written, acted and shot. Some people take issue with the fish-eye lens. But, I thought it was a perfect way to visualise the strangeness of life within a monarchy