Dan Ralls

Dan Ralls

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Cinephile, bookworm, socialist and MA student in English Literary Studies (Postcolonial and World Literatures)

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  • Max Richter's Sleep

    Max Richter's Sleep

    ★★★½

    This film is just so relaxing and the perfect one to watch after writing a 14,000 word draft. It also feels made for the big screen. I am not sure the experience would be quite as absorbing at home.

  • Lucy in the Sky

    Lucy in the Sky

    ★★★½

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

    The ending is frustrating and should belong to an entirely different film but Lucy in the Sky has been unfairly judged. Portman is fantastic as the downcast astronaut, Lucy Cola, who struggles to adjust to life on the ground. I'll continue with my unpopular opinion by saying this fresh look at life after space is far more impressive than Damien Chazelle's one giant leap into tedium.

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  • For the Bible Tells Me So

    For the Bible Tells Me So

    ★★★★

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

    For the Bible Tells Me So is a brilliant documentary which highlights how biblical literalists can reject/disown their own children due to fundamentalist indoctrination.

    In the opening shot a right-wing bigot has a pie thrown in her face. From this moment, I knew I would enjoy this film. However, with its focus on the religious families whose children have 'come out', rather than the homophobic bigots, this documentary is sweet and heartwarming.

    This film shows the subjectivity of biblical literalism,…

  • Disaster Movie

    Disaster Movie

    ½

    If I could give less than half a star I would. This is arguably the worst film of all time. I cringed multiple times in the trailer. If I sat through the whole film my face my be put in an irreparable expression of a permanent cringe. Don't ever watch this film or any part of it.