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  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★★

    "No child left behind"

    What can I even say to describe how much I loved Hunt for the Wilderpeople! Taika Waititi has a real 'knack' for taking on heavy topics, but leaving you feeling light, maybe he should have his own genre named after him...you've outdone yourself!

    I'm going to start with the beautiful scenery that HftW showcased, it was almost like a character in itself. It's no wonder so much of the world thinks NZ is some magical make-believe…

  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    ★★★★½

    Wow...

    What a great job László Nemes and his team did with Son of Saul. A film about the Sonderkommando was never going to be easy, you might think, any film about the Holocaust won't be easy, but the topic Sonderkommando takes it to a whole new level of awful.

    Not only were these men imprisoned like the rest of the camp detainees, but they were the poor souls who were forced to keep people calm as they undressed before…

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  • Hot Fuzz

    Hot Fuzz

    ★★★★½

    Still an absolute hilarious ride.

    I think that doesn't elevate it to five stars like Shaun of the Dead is that is just a little bit too long. If it had been around the same length as SotD I think it might even be better - there's just a few bits that drag on a bit too long.

    Was super fun spotting so many faces that now are so familiar to me that weren't before. Olivia Colman is top notch.…

  • The Double Life of Véronique

    The Double Life of Véronique

    ★★

    I probably didn't give it the attention it needed, but I don't think it was for me and let's just leave it at that.

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  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave

    ★★★★★

    It took me weeks to build myself up to watch this. I knew that it was going to give me the feels, but I knew it would be amazing, I just couldn't bring myself to watch it.

    I finally did two weekends ago. I've recently been studying slavery and I thought at the end of reading about it for 5 hours, that I would be sufficiently ready for it, that my skin would have gotten a bit thicker to take…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    "There's been an awakening. Have you felt it? The Dark side, and the Light."

    First of all, there's no spoilers in here whatsoever!

    After my first watch of Episode 7, I must say I am over the moon with what J.J. Abrams has done with the franchise! It was fresh, fun, action packed and there was just the right amount of old and new put together!

    Fucking brilliant! I can't wait to see it again and write a fuller review…