Michael Watkins

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A very keen learner, exploring the world of cinema.

"Favourite Films" are the four first watches I've enjoyed most in the last month.

Favorite films

  • Poor Things
  • All of Us Strangers
  • Apocalypse Now
  • The Zone of Interest

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  • Toy Story

    ★★★★

  • Return of the Jedi

    ★★★

  • Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience

    ★★★

  • Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

    ★★★½

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  • Toy Story

    Toy Story

    ★★★★

    "Buzz, you're flying!" "This isn't flying. This is falling with style"

    Led by Woody (Tom Hanks), Andy’s (John Morris) toys live happily in his room until Andy’s birthday brings Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy’s heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.

    The classic which started it all for one of America's best studios was…

  • Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    ★★★

    "The force is strong in my family. My father has it, I have it, my sister has it"

    Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) leads a mission to rescue his friend Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from the clutches of Jabba the Hutt, while the Emperor (Ian McDiarmid) seeks to destroy the Rebellion once and for all with a second dreaded Death Star.

    So, here we are. The finale of the first Star Wars trilogy tries to bring a culture-shifting property home. Teed…

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  • The Last Bus

    The Last Bus

    ★½

    99% sure the conception of this film went as follows:

    Person 1: "Hey, I've got a great idea for a short, low-fuss film that we can make that makes people feel better about themselves."

    Person 2: "Great, what is it about?"

    Person 1: "Well, it's about an old guy who, at the end of his life, takes a long journey."

    Person 2: "Wonderful, this idea of an older person going on a journey is very original and I have never…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    "In solitude, I felt the liberty you spoke of. But I also felt your absence"

    On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter (Noémie Merlant) is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman (Adèle Haenel).

    Céline Sciamma has directed seven films, including two shorts, and her career is already littered with masterpieces. While it would be fair to say that Petite Maman remains my personal pick of the bunch,…