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  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★★

    While Bumblebee definitely has a lot of heart it’s ultimately nothing more than a predictable action film that follows the rules of storytelling to the point where every trope plays out exactly the way the seasoned film fan expects it to.

  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    ★★

    Interesting concept that hopefully won’t spark a dozen imitations. Ultimately, I think this format limits what can be done, and, I must admit, I was bored after about an hour and just too stubborn to give up on finding the remaining endings.

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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…