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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★½

    The Shape of Water is gorgeous. The cinematography, direction and soundtrack are flawless. Sally Hawkins is spectacular.

    But I just couldn't connect with the story, didn't connect with the relationship and ultimately just waited for it to be over.

  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★★½

    A heartwarming musical with catchy songs and a Hugh Jackman who clearly loves to sing and entertain. No, the plot makes no sense, but I had a good time and it made me smile.

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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…