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  • Spring

    Spring

    ★★★★½

    Really didn't vibe with this one on the first watch, but I gave it a late night watch all by myself yesterday and something just clicked. Found this enthralling and ultimately enchanting. Although I will say that there are certain details I think could've been explored better, but it's only little flaws that can be easily overlooked.

    It's got the perfect mix of mystery and romance to draw you in and keep you interested. I'd completely forgotten about most of this, but I now found the cinematography quite beautiful and both lead performances are great throughout, though I found Lou Taylor Pucci's the most emotionally compelling.

  • Sophie's Choice

    Sophie's Choice

    ★★★

    Only realized one thing in this: that Meryl Streep’s capacity for foreign accents is indeed extraordinary. 

    Other than that supremely depressing (which I expected), but I really didn’t much care for anyone in this and found certain things to be quite tastelessly handled. 

    Didn't care which of the two she'd end up with, found the reasons why she'd attracted to either also insufficiently explored or believable. When a film that's also supposed to be a romance fails at that I also believe it's failed as a film.

    Glad I saw it for Streep’s performance but that’s all, don’t think I’ll be rewatching this anytime soon.

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