Gemma G

Gemma G

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New Zealander. Moving Image Producer. Musician. Editor in Chief of Letterboxd. 
"Hard to get the films these days. It's all video, video..."

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  • Paddington

    Paddington

    ★★★★★

    It’s the eleventy billionth viewing in our house, and the comic detail and silly sight gags in this lovely tale of immigrant acceptance keep on delighting. The back half of the taxidermied animals in Nicole Kidman’s lab. “The English have 107 different ways to talk about rain.” Mrs Bird’s knees. The tea train. “My heart, she took a little longer to arrive” - a perfect line about homesickness. The beige car: “It’s a karma-neutral colour.” 

    Also, I want Sally Hawkins’ wardrobe.

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  • Dead Pigs

    Dead Pigs

    ★★★★½

    V v late to the Dead Pigs party but now you’ll need a digger to get me out ‘cos I’m up on the roof partying with the pigeons. Another excellent addition to the “bicycles in movies” canon.

  • Riders of Justice

    Riders of Justice

    Many guns, much grief, but groovy twist on the chosen family narrative. I do wonder about Danish man humour.

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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Aside from the yawnful Good-Guys-White / Bad-Guys-Other-Colours casting, this was a surprisingly enjoyable action flick... until it fucked out in the third act.

    It was partly the utterly weird special effects. Partly that they sent their only lady-spy off into space 'cos no plot for her. But mostly because of a series of gags right near the end in which the only moral (blonde, beautiful) hold-out amongst the captured guests offers our hero ass-sex if he sets her free.

    Don't…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★★

    Wonder Woman is a Christmas movie.