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  • Paddington

    Paddington

    ★★★½

    Very charming. Also totally weird that Sally Hawkins made this AND The Shape of Water because they’re kind of the same film.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★

    Got bored, turned it off with 20 mins to go. Also didn’t like the book, so I was biased against it.

  • BPM (Beats per Minute)

    BPM (Beats per Minute)

    ★★★★½

    I have never seen a film that so accurately conveys what it’s like to be part of an activist organisation – the politics, the interpersonal tensions, the high emotion of it all. And alongside this, BPM just beautiful and tragically captures the horror of the AIDS epidemic. It’s superbly, naturally acted and written.

  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    ★★★★

    There is something slightly unusual about this film but I liked it a lot. And cried a lot.

  • Armageddon

    Armageddon

    My god, I think I’ve got space dementia.

  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★★★★

    I really enjoyed this - it reminded me how easily I’d accepted the media view back in the day that Tonya was ‘bad’ because she was working class and tough.

  • Battle of the Sexes

    Battle of the Sexes

    ★★★½

    Fun and tight and surprisingly sexy, but with _woefully_ staged tennis.

  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★★★

    Lovely. I particularly loved the spirit animals and the marigold bridge - such wonderful, imaginative ways to bring those things to life for a film audience.

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    ★★★★½

    Sellers is a genius.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Not quite as emotionally affecting the second time around, but just as enjoyable.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★½

    Extremely silly. Largely enjoyable. Rose forever.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★

    🤷‍♀️ Good bits, boring bits, pretty bits, dull bits. It didn’t really move me, but nor did I fall asleep. Gosling obviously a replicant.