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  • Sea Fever

    Sea Fever

    ★★★½

    I really like this claustrophobic creature feature.

    Had a chance to chat with the director. You can read that here:

    www.quietearth.us/articles/2020/04/Boats-Claustrophobia--More-with-SEA-FEVER-Director-Neasa-Hardiman-Interview

  • Onward

    Onward

    ★★★½

    I cried. Multiple times. A lovely story about sibling love.

    Plus the entire concept of magic, adventure and a magical sword are totally in my wheelhouse.

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★½

    I concede that there are problems with this story but I had no issues overlooking them - I had so much fun watching this movie and the zaniness that's contained within. It fits snuggly into my sensibility: over-the-top, violent, funny with a charming lead.

  • Only

    Only

    ★★★

    "Only is certainly more of a low-fi apocalyptic drama and while it tackles somewhat familiar themes, it does so with the help of great performances and some interesting situations and ideas."

    Full review:
    www.quietearth.us/articles/2020/03/Freida-Pinto-is-the-Last-Woman-in-Apocalyptic-Drama-ONLY-Review

  • Archive

    Archive

    Embargoed.

  • Togo

    Togo

    ★★★½

    A feel-good story about a dog and his master that is far better than I could have anticipated. And the dogs!

  • Swallow

    Swallow

    ★★★½

    Not at all the movie I expected from the trailer.

    Particularly love the third act - and that finale!

  • Emma.

    Emma.

    ★★★

    I love a good period romance but this title comes in at a slight disadvantage as this is one of the few Austen titles I don't care for.

    Anya Taylor-Joy and Johnny Flynn are charming and have a couple of lovely moments but the movie feels too far removed from emotion and there's little in the way of warmth between these two love-birds - or any of the other characters. Bill Nighy steals EVERY SINGLE SCENE he's in.

  • The Last Thing He Wanted

    The Last Thing He Wanted

    ★★

    A convoluted, overly complicated and far too long drama that loses its way constantly. Great cast but never quite comes together.

  • Horse Girl

    Horse Girl

    ★★½

    Alison Brie gives a great performance but the movie is a directionless mess.

  • Ordinary Love

    Ordinary Love

    ★★★½

    A really tender story about every-day love and the power of relationships.

  • Richard Jewell

    Richard Jewell

    ★★★½

    Paul Walter Hauser makes this movie.