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Molly’s Game

I really enjoyed Jessica’s narration. Everything else worked fine as well.

9/10

Wonder

The mother-husband, father-son and mother-son relationships worked really well here. The only flaw was how unrealistic it got after everyone suddenly accepted the kid and then he won an award for it. It’s been a while since I genuinely liked Julia Roberts’s character and she was very likeable in this. I should also add that I cried through most of the film.

8/10

Paddington 2

Absolutely wonderful! Paddington truly is one of England’s treasures. The sequel fixed the first one’s shortcomings, and every scene was just perfect. I certainly appreciated the Browns coming back to the Paddington Station for a short scene! This is where I lost it and cried at the cinema.

10/10

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Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography

This was the best film I’ve seen this year, and not because I’ve been following this tragic story since 2002. Because of it though, I cried every time they showed Elizabeth’s father, as I remember all of his press conferences and TV appearances. The overwhelming and triggering part of this documentary was when Elizabeth recalled what she believed to be the definition of intercourse, seconds before the first rape. She believed intercourse can only happen if two people are facing each other. It was a really good documentary, an honest and heartbreaking adaptation of Elizabeth Smart’s first book.

10/10

A Bad Moms Christmas

Where do I sign the petition for the Bad Moms spin off with Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon?

I haven’t seen the first part, but I was nicely surprised by this one. The audience was full of 20-something girls screaming and laughing every 3 minutes and this was one of the most fun cinema experiences I’ve had in years.

7/10

Murder on the Orient Express

I can’t decide whether it’s this adaptation that I didn’t like or the book itself.

6/10

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All the Money in the World

I couldn’t care either way and the ear scene was too much even for a horror maniac like me.

5/10

Kappen!

Nicely surprised!

8/10

Paulina

What is wrong with this girl? They raped you, blame them! Be angry with them! How can you be this forgiving? The minute I found this film on TV, I thought I would love it, but the survivor’s behavior was just appalling. The father’s reaction throughout the entire film was amazing though. I would recommend the film just to see what emotional and phisical hell he’s going through after his daughter’s rape.

7/10

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Sister Cities

My dad enjoyed it more than I did, and I’m the one who’s been following Stana and Michelle’s careers since day 1.

6/10

Switched for Christmas

I enjoyed this one much more than Candace’s last year’s Christmas film. I agree they should have made the difference between the two Candaces clearer. The film had too many characters and the pace was too fast. By the end even I couldn’t tell which Candace is which guy talking to, as the lads looked just as alike as the two Candaces.

5/10

Finding Santa

I love Jodie, I loved her growing up, I loved the painfully honest book she wrote about her addiction and I love Full House. But I have yet to find a Jodie Sweetin film I actually like.

3/10

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When Calls the Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree

Rosemary is still my favorite. Since the pastor did not even bother to show up for Christmas, is it finally acceptable to ship Abigail with Henry? He may be the villain, but he’s been obsessed with her since day one and the chemistry between them is off the charts. Erin’s awful wig will annoy me all season, I can already feel it. I cringed at all Elizabeth/Jack scenes, what happened to them? This just felt awkward and uncomfortable all episode long. Was that The Greatest Showman reference intentional? Oh yeah and did I mention that shitty wig that only distracted me about 40 times? I will rewatch it on Saturday with my family and I honestly cannot wait.

8/10

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

So many hilarious scenes to choose from. Plus, Michael Caine did an Aussie accent for 30 seconds and that was my favorite part. I’ve never noticed how charming Glynn Headly’s voice was. It’s sad Steve Martin hasn’t done anything remotely interesting since the Pink Panters and the Cheaper by the Dozens.

7/10

Tin Toy

That was a true horror and it bothers me that I can’t make out when and where I’ve seen this short before.

6/10

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The Blue Umbrella

I can’t put my mind around where I’ve seen this before. They must have showed it along with film trailers at my local cinema. I thought it was at one of these marathons I used to go to, but that was back in 2011 – 2012, so that can’t be it. This is gonna bother me all day. Oh well, this is a good short.

6/10

Keeper

So simple and we’ve seen this story many times, yet so good.

7/10

Cinderella

The glass shoes were nice though.

6/10

 

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