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  • 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.

  • The Trip to Spain

    The Trip to Spain

    ★★

    Mildly homophobic, mildly racist (I don't even know if 'mildly' is a legitimate qualifier for these attributes anymore), overlong. I'm sure the good bits, and there are a few, will find their way to Youtube eventually.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    I wanted to live inside this film.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★½

    Fun but very very thin and too long. Also stuck in no-man's land between "good clean fun" and "Tarantino".

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    Yep

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    In my very jetlagged state, I slept through parts of the first hour of this film, but was wide awake for the magnificent battlefield scene. When I was undressing for bed, I wondered for a moment what had caused the large damp patch on my t-shirt, before realising that it must have been all the hot tears that ran down my face and neck and under the collar of my sweater.

    The film's a bit long? And British villains are silly? But hooooooraaaayyyyy for everything anyway.

  • Miss Sloane

    Miss Sloane

    ★★★

    I didn't love this but at least the hooker with a heart of gold was a dude.

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

    Way more violent and gory than I expected! But also pretty great.