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  • The Human Voice

    ★★★½

  • Lightyear

    ★★★

  • Elvis

    ★★

  • Not Okay

    ★★½

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  • The Human Voice

    The Human Voice

    ★★★½

    THE HUMAN VOICE is a short film directed by Pedro Almodóvar and starring Tilda Swinton. I believe this is Almodóvar's first English-spoken film, and what a great choice in selecting Swinton to star in it. What always fascinates and excites me about Almodóvar's films is the incorporation of bright and beautiful colours. This short is set in an apartment that is bursting with accent colours and wonderful architecture. I wish I could live in this set. I'd be right at home as it's clear that Swinton's character's taste in movies and books align with mine.

  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★

    LIGHTYEAR is a pretty generic space adventure, but I enjoyed the animation, Buzz, Sox and Izzy. The robots on the dangerous planet reminded me of Transformers so I’m now going to think of this as their origin story.

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★½

    THE FATHER stars Sir Anthony Hopkins as a man that is suffering from dementia and I honestly can say that this film made me feel like I was suffering along with him. The script is impeccable. The production design is extraordinary, especially as little changes are made throughout the film. The acting is phenomenal. I think an Oscar nom for Hopkins is a sure bet and wouldn’t be surprised even a little bit if he took the prize home. Olivia…

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

    NOMADLAND is another achingly beautiful film from director Chloé Zhao. She is always able to capture such beauty and honesty in her films and that is expertly displayed here. A portrait into the lives of a type of person that is rarely depicted on screen. Those with a wandering spirit. Those that want to live their lives in their own way. Those that don’t want to be tied down in one place. Frances McDormand is absolutely spellbinding as the lead…