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  • 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.

  • Step

    Step

    ★★★★

    Cried through 95% of this. So great.

  • Chasing Trane

    Chasing Trane

    ★★★

    Serviceable doco about Coltrane, but pretty narrow, too. There was too little about the actual music, and not enough real detail about the context he worked in (both musically and politically).

  • Patti Cake$

    Patti Cake$

    ★★★½

    Strong lead performance, fun, warm, entertaining.

  • Beatriz at Dinner

    Beatriz at Dinner

    ★★½

    This was a different film from what was suggested in the trailer. Good cast, and some sharp laughs, but overall it's pretty clunky and unsophisticated social commentary. I don't think ultra-rich capitalists OR working-class immigrants would recognise themselves in here.