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  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    ★★★★

    This is just two hours of ridiculous happiness and warm, fuzzy feelings, and nothing else matters.

    (Until that bit at the end, when, suddenly, you're holding a sobbing girlfriend in your arms, are crying yourself, and the sunscreen you put on earlier drips merrily into your eyes and now EVERYTHING STINGS.)

  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight

    ★★★★

    Cate Blanchett wearing suits, what more is there to say?

    I highly enjoyed Ocean's Eight, even though I didn't think it was quite as clever as Ocean's Eleven. I've come to expect a last minute twist in these films, and I must say I thought this one offered a rather weak one.

    Besides that, it was two hours of fun, and I still think Helena Bonham Carter is some kind of treasure.

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  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    I didn't watch Carol with any expectations at all. Lesbian films tend to end with someone dying in various ways or the utter sadness of unnecessary heartbreak.

    Honestly? I was bored during the first hour. I had to force myself not to look at my watch and not to start moving around in my chair. I ate popcorn.

    Then I fell in love with Carol. The way Cate Blanchett moves, acts, looks, carries herself. I fell in love with the…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    By the end of La La Land I was silently curled up in my seat sobbing my heart out. Throughout La La Land I had a gigantic grin plastered all over my face, possibly making me look like a lunatic. Thankfully cinemas are dark.

    This movie is a magical experience and the audience was utterly silent throughout most of it, unless... you went with my girlfriend who started fidgeting all over her seat about midway through, and was almost thrown…