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Firequackers

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Just avoiding Spider-Man spoilers, don’t mind me.

Favorite films

  • Léon: The Professional
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Finding Nemo
  • Amélie

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  • My Son

    ★★½

  • The Crush

    ★★½

  • Encanto

    ★★★★

  • Rocketman

    ★★★½

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  • Shrek 2

    Shrek 2

    ★★★★★

    Not only one of the greatest sequels ever but also one of my all-time favourites. I once watched it a solid four times in a row when I was having a bad day (don’t think I’ve even watched a movie twice in a row before) and was surprised Netflix didn’t send me a welfare email. So other than (admittedly) lots and lots of nostalgia, what makes it so great? 

    Well, it manages to accomplish what so many sequels fail at.…

  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★½

    Okay, King Kong has absolutely no business being over 3 hours long, but it’s still a fun ride with well-cast characters and surprisingly gory scenes that I’ve come back to many times. Without the massively overstuffed first act before the boat departs it would’ve been miles better.

    We aren’t let into Ann Darrow’s character much as she spends the majority of her time on the island screaming her head off, but in her quieter moments Naomi Watts shows a lot…

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  • The Crush

    The Crush

    ★★½

    "I tell you, if you were 10 years older..." 🤮🤮🤮

    It’s weird, because that line and Nick’s general creepiness early on is sort of left by the wayside in place of Adrian being portrayed as the only one in the wrong. Though I’m less surprised having found out that the film was based on a true experience by the director who was actually sued by the real girl’s parents during production, forcing any lines with her name being spoken to…

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★

    This has had a mixed reception but I really enjoyed it. The animation is particularly colourful and striking, and I liked the idea of flipping the chosen one shtick on its head and replacing it with someone who stands out for being decidedly normal (though she does look closer to 30 than 15). It’s easy to relate to Mirabel if you’ve ever felt like the disappointing one of the family, and rather than hitting you over the head with woe…

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  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    ★★★★★

    A few come close, but it’d take something truly amazing to dethrone this from being the queen of chick flicks. Expertly crafted by Mark Waters and Tina Fey, Mean Girls is a masterclass on clever screenwriting and a keystone of millennial culture.

    Exaggerated as it might be, it hits all the right notes with cliques among teen girls that make little sense in the grand scheme of things (I once had the misfortune of having a Regina George in my…

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★½

    Rocketman isn't your typical paint-by-numbers biopic that throws Tipp-Ex over the less glamorous aspects of the person's life (or just the fact they were gay and liked to party - looking at you, Bohemian Rhapsody). The songs are built into the narrative, making it feel like more of a musical than just a series of stage performances, and these segments reach fanciful heights with a dream-like quality that stops them from ever becoming stale. Taron Egerton throws himself into the…