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  • Grown Ups

    Grown Ups

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    To me, Adam Sandler films would be 500% better without any of the gross brand of humour he so heavily relies upon and is plainly very fond of, to my personal displeasure. My favourite outings of his are β€˜Big Daddy’ and β€˜Blended’, arguably the two with the fewest of such jokes. If you ask me, these are the ones that almost always fall flat and dull the shine of the ones that are actually funny (I’m sure many will exclaim…

  • Claire's Camera

    Claire's Camera

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    To probably all the male characters in Hong Sang-soo’s movies: you’re a sexist a-hole.
    To Hong Sang-soo himself: please come up with some more interesting dialogue than β€œyou’re so pretty”.

    Having watched two of his films now, I can say I’m definitely not a fan. I find them unnaturally awkward and half-baked, and at times extremely annoying. It would take something pretty extraordinary to change my mind now and I have little faith there’s such a thing in his oeuvre. I would welcome it but I highly doubt it exists.

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  • Only the Brave

    Only the Brave

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    I cried. A lot.
    There was a time when I tried to hide my cinema crying but now I just let the tears stream down my cheeks without interference.

    β€œWe’re only seconds away, it’s going to feel like the end of the world. As long as you can breathe, you can survive.”

    I find you can often judge the quality of a movie by what noises are audible from the audience throughout the showing, and from how many different directions.…

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

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    As a film, based purely on its own merits and without context, I would rate β€˜Love, Simon’ a solid three and a half stars. But I cannot quell the notion that it deserves another half star simply for existing and having been a success.

    As much as many of us don’t want it to be, the world today is still rife with homophobia - from very mild to heinous - along with a whole party of other cruel bigotries. Sure,…