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A Leonard Cohen-inspired essay on mortality and redemption
an interior portrait of dementia
a story rich in sentimentality but little purpose.
a film that can leave you feeling like an emotional punching bag
a coming-of-age chick-flick of limited depth
a story about life in a metal box on wheels
a pointless tale of a rocky marriage and a meddling father
a portrait of suppressed grief
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 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
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 montage of hurt souls joyfully sharing their story.
a story of the perfect mid-life firestorm
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.
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 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
My twelve favourite 2017 films
a mother’s enraged quest for justice at any cost
a true story about the creation of a feminist icon
gripping drama but poor history of the Detroit riots
gorgeous production cannot disquise contrived melodrama
an audacious film about conservative white America
a well-made bio pic of an artist who redefined gay culture
an emotionally rich tale about two very different women
a gods-in-training story that flatlines to a corny finalé
If you enjoy watching paint dry this is your film
a well-made but dull historical drama about golf
a well intentioned light-hearted inter-racial rom com
a solid tale made lacklustre in the telling
a gripping study of moral responsibility in leadership
a lukewarm uneven British rom-com
a vengeance thriller with solid storytelling, exciting visuals, and well-crafted acting
more heroine-inflicted casualties per minute than some war movies
a gut-wrenching tale about death and grieving
a clever rom-com that laughs where few dare to tread
a haunting reflection on grief and what lies beyond the last heartbeat
a tense Nordic essay on ageing, art, and father-son rivalry
a combat spectacular loosely based on Dunkirk history
a beguiling exercise in form over substance
a gentle portrait of a gentle artist
a chilling dystopian tale about inner demons
a shallow Gothic tale with Shakespearean pretensions
a finely crafted portrait of the revered American poet Emily Dickinson
a tense essay on moral boundaries in a child sexual abuse case
chilling case study of the Darth Vader of American politics
whimsical character study of a lonely Jewish fixer
landmark battle between a brave abuse victim and a heartless church school
mother-daughter road trip film that is a waste of comedic talent
a story of how religion and sexual abuse inspired a slave rebellion.
unexpectedly entertaining wedding sit-com.
A warm-hearted romantic drama set in a beautiful French village
A brilliantly filmed pulse-racing war story that needs to be told.
An original story about a dystopian world without memory
A new take on the Gothic sanatorium horror where wellness is not what you think.
A gritty tale of drug recovery with a ginger moggie called Bob.
A sad portrait of depression that led to a real on-air suicide.
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