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The Big Screen 2019

We try to go to the cinema about once a week. What baffles me though is the periods where there are near to nothing that catches our interest because the new releases are yet another bunch of the superhero franchise thingy or some kind of sequel/prequel to a blockbuster… :/

01 | Bohemian Rhapsody – we started the year with a sanitised nevertheless epic retelling of the story of Freddie Mercury, and days later, I’m still humming to “Don’t Stop Me Now” [8/10]

02 | On the Basis of Sex – in keeping with the theme of biographical movie, a glimpse into the early career of RBG and her leaning in to give voice to many who were being discriminated [7/10]

03 | The Incredibles 2 – 14 years after the Incredibles, the family is back and we’re seeing Jack-Jack coming into power in the cutest way possible while saving the superheroes’ reputation [9/10]

04 | Crazy Rich Asians – a decent inflight entertainment option while having my meal but nothing particular to shout out about although I like the use of old, nostalgic songs [5/10]

05 | Green Book – a journey to the deep south when discrimination against the coloured runs deep, an unlikely friendship was born [8/10]

06 | If Beale Street Could Talk – the coming of age and bond of love of an African-American couple were challenged, and fought through strong family bond [7/10]

07 | Le chant du loup – Imagine, France was egged into launching a submarine nuclear missile assault and there is no protocol in place to cancel the mission once initiated… [8/10]

08 | La Chute de l’Empire américain – Not a film I would see based on the title, but it ended up being an interesting tale of moral tussle and the world we live in [9/10]

09 | Le Grain Bain – A motley crew of men, be it old, young, out-of-shape, dejected, proud, foreign, and whats not, came together to form a synchronised swim team and form the bonds they need. [8/10]

10 | Celle que vous croyez – Not sure if the saying “beware a woman scorned” is applicable here, when a twisted revenge by social media became all consuming for the imposter herself [7/10]

11 | The Favourite – Sumptuously filmed with drop-dead gorgeous black and white gowns for the ladies, but the unravelling rivalry left me cold and repulsed [5/10]

12 | Jusqu’à la Garde – How could one judge and determine the sharing of custody within minutes, to the detriment of the child stuck in between divorcing parents? [8/10]

13 | Le mystère Henri Pick – In the quest to uncover the mysterious writer of a bestseller, a rather unlikely plot reveals itself, revealing the (lack of) confidence writers find themselves in. [8/10]

 

These look interesting:
– Mary, Queen of Scots
– Rosie Davis

For catch-up at some point?
– L’Ordre des médecins
– L’Intervention

 

Last updated: 6 March 2019

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