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A Leonard Cohen-inspired essay on mortality and redemption
an interior portrait of dementia
a tale of male mid-life stupidity and alcoholism
a story rich in sentimentality but little purpose.
a film that can leave you feeling like an emotional punching bag
an old-fashioned western story with emotional impact
a coming-of-age chick-flick of limited depth
yet another tortured lesbian love tale
a story about life in a metal box on wheels
a powerful portrait of a deadly serious subject
a pointless tale of a rocky marriage and a meddling father
existential questions about an ancient church in modern times
a portrait of suppressed grief
A quirky sad addition to the ‘terminally ill love-struck teen’ genre
a tepid tale of a man-child’s struggle for adulthood
A horrid portait of a horror writer.
A bleak message about the gig economy
A poor American copy of the European film Force Majeure (2016)
a sci-fi gore mashup of little value
a story about an overlooked group of heroines
a politically loaded David and Goliath narrative
There is more to this film than Me Too themes.
A tale about human kindness.
a masterpiece of spectacle but an historical lightweight
An adaptation that presumes more than it offers.
Personal film favourites of 2019
original in conception but a misfire in execution
the nearest thing to cinematic art in years
an insightful, witty, and sad portrait of modern marriage
a well-acted thriller, multi-layered and implausible
an ugly episode of recent US history
a contrived story without a narrative core
a powerfully introspective portrait of mental illness
a dramatic tour-de-force portrait of a fallen star
a comic drama about modern media
tale of a soccer hero with a dark past
a feast of special effects and Freudian themes
a black comedy about social inequality
One of the most famous political defections of all time.
a slow-moving predictable portrayal of middle-class privilege.
a mediocre bio-pic of a 1930s skating movie star
an epic tale about art and truth
a whistle-blower morality play
a story of seamless connection between life and art
a swirling kaleidoscope of emotion and music
tepid Aussie rom-com becomes poetic essay on belonging
some cheap laughs for gross-out fans
a visually delightful but flawed period drama
portrait of a family desperately unable to communicate
a portrait of unresolvable grief
a quirky tale of an eco-terrorist heroine
a tension tightrope from beginning to end
an essay on the Black-American experience
An worthwhile addition to the history of feminism and jurisprudence.
a riveting story, brilliantly filmed amongst stunning mountain scenery
a study of 1960s racism still relevant today
a turning point for media and political morality
a well-acted but uneventful tale of an artful forger
a portrait of royal frailty and fickleness
Twelve favourite films of 2018
a darkly comic portrait of unfettered power
a montage of hurt souls joyfully sharing their story.
a story of the perfect mid-life firestorm
shining a light on the dark arts of gay conversion
a thought-provoking docu-drama about who we are
a standout musical and a modern classic of entertainment.
An engaging, exciting, and visually satisfying film.
a pulse-racing portrait of domestic terrorism
If Chekhov were here, it is unlikely he would rush to see it.
An essay on the absurdism of war.
Entertaining, heart-warming, and a visual feast of nostalgia.
a tense portrait of unpredictable characters in a web of the unexpected.
while we laugh at this film it is laughing at us.
Being an important film is not the same as being a great one.
A slow and awkward film that lacks soul
A film to be savoured on many levels.
a contender for the Most Unfunny Comedy of 2018
A vaudeville-circus style romp across Paris
a portrait of perfect complementarity
an engaging tale of emotional survial
A film of unfulfilled potential
an essay in psychotic obsession
an original tale of midlife self-discovery
a grief psycho-drama becomes a supernatural fantasy
a slow-moving village drama full of old-world Britishness
a portrait of unbounded privilege without moral compass
an unusual love story that defies conventional tropes of romance.
a beautiful looking coming-of-age full of cliches and banalities
a comic-serious case study in post-natal psychosis
a bleak essay about a loveless society
a horror story about the fragility of sanity
a tale of friendship, romance, and love of literature
a film that looks into the face of the dispossessed
stay quiet or a slimy creature will eat you
a Glee-style sugar-coated rom-com about a teenager’s coming out
a deviously clever satire on Russian politics that is relevant elsewhere
an unconventional love story in the lonely space beyond stardom
a pre-Weinstein era espionage thriller full of gratuitous violence and degradation of women
a powerful portrait of the transgender experience
a gentle British rom-com laced with upper-class ridicule and feminist self-discovery.
a standard spook with a message on the morality of guns
a lightweight expose of the seedy world of high-stakes gambling
a poignantly introspective essay on aging and death
a psychological thriller-satire on haute couture
brilliant acting stands out in a cliche-filled coming-of-age tale
a true story showing why the media is despised by despots
a luscious production of an unoriginal fairy tale
a visually stunning outback tale that resonates today
a compelling portrait of an abused skater-made-good
the finest film ever made about the Churchill legend.
an inspiring story of unconditional love
a montage of moments in the pitiful ordinariness of living in poverty.
an original, vibrant, fast paced fantasy musical
My twelve favourite 2017 films
a visually rich and emotionally engaging universal love story
a mother’s enraged quest for justice at any cost
a fractured melodrama about a woman wrongly held in a Catholic hospital for 40 years
an over-cooked melodrama behind the facade of a fun park
a chilling allegory for moral corruption under communism
an irresistible emotional ambush
a beautifully told story of sadness behind Winnie the Pooh
a true story about the creation of a feminist icon
a whimsical interior monologue about mid-life inadequacy
deliciously Gothic tale of the tempestuous life behind Frankenstein
gripping drama but poor history of the Detroit riots
an absurdist tale of atonment
gorgeous production cannot disquise contrived melodrama
an audacious film about conservative white America
an irreverent comic snapshot of the Aussie national culture
a well-made bio pic of an artist who redefined gay culture
an emotionally rich tale about two very different women
a whimsical satire on the return of hieroglyphics
a coming of age tale full of angst-laden whimsy and musical nostalgia
an Alpine soap opera ruined by a dog
a gods-in-training story that flatlines to a corny finalé
If you enjoy watching paint dry this is your film
an engaging bio pic of an avant-garde Parisian dancer
a well-made but dull historical drama about golf
a beautiful meditation on mountains but easy to forget
the story of the most watched game in the history of women’s sport
An impeccable British historical drama
an audacious masterpeice of political and religious satire
a charming tale of a child prodigy who just wants to be a child
an angry dinner serves up a morality battle laced with race and class divsion
a brave honest essay on sexual self-discovery
a well intentioned light-hearted inter-racial rom com
a slow-burning comedy of inflated egos and a Cinderella dream
a solid tale made lacklustre in the telling
a gripping study of moral responsibility in leadership
a lukewarm uneven British rom-com
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