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  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    ★★★

    Cannes 2019

    Film #36

    Over a period of roughly 24 hours, Les Misèrables is retold with the “Gavroche” neighborhood being the setting. It’s self-aware by dropping Victor Hugo references, but it’s a liberal adaptation. 

    Issa (Issa Perica) is our Jean Valjean and instead of silver, he steals some chickens to begin with. He’s about twelve and is already known among the patrol officers. There’s a group of three policemen: one is brand new and the others know their way around.…

  • Sibyl

    Sibyl

    ★★★★

    Cannes 2019
    Film #35

    “I’ve gone off the rails.”

    The movie centers on Sybil (Virginie Efira), a therapist who wants to take a break from her practice to write a novel. After receiving a phone call from desperate Margot Vasilis (Adèle Exarchopoulos), Sibyl decides to get involved; she goes much further than any therapist every should. 

    Since Margot is an actress and her boyfriend Igor (Gaspar Ulliel) is an actor, Sibyl is able to cheat a little bit and catch…

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★½

    I never really followed Queen that much, but the music was so part of the culture in the ‘80s that I knew most of the songs without ever really having sought them out.

    Rami Malek embodies Freddie Mercury. At the end, they showed a picture of Freddie Mercury and his parents. Rami and the actors who played his parents looked identical to the real people. 

    Lucy Boynton is perfect as the young, beautiful girl who falls in love with Freddie.…

  • Happy Death Day 2U

    Happy Death Day 2U

    ★★★½

    The sequel gets a little playful. It wants to be Back to the Future and Groundhog's Day. Also, there are elements of Final Destination. I love how it plays with time and different dimensions. I would NOT recommend seeing this movie if you haven't seen the first one, as the character, Tree, explains everything that happens in the first movie to the last detail. I guess that is helpful for a refresher, but not helpful if you haven't seen the…