Favorite films

  • A Room with a View
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • Paddington
  • In the Cut

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  • The Bad Guys

    ★★★½

  • Puss in Boots

  • La Haine

  • Secrets & Lies

    ★★★★★

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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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  • The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    ★★★★★

    The sweeping, underlying love for mothers and the art of mothering that holds this story up, my gosh. All the reviews that quip “Yep never having kids” or “Motherhood’s not for everyone” miss so many points. This film and Elena’s story are about how the odds are stacked against women whether they want to be brilliant at home or at work or both and all the rest. We can’t have it all, all at the same time. We are no more psychically…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    Long-ass movie with not enough ass.