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  • Protests Across the America

    @Dee I too would love to post that comparison on Twitter if you don't mind! Striking and terrifying.
  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)

    From IMDb: "A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy."

    This is a tough watch, both for its deliberate slow and gruelling pace, and for the bullshit hoops that the poor protagonist has to jump through in order to make a sensible decision for her future. So honest and authentic in its execution that it doesn't really even feel like a film, just a showcasing of completely believable and relatable events. I'm making a habit recently of watching films that are powerful, but not that enjoyable to watch. 
  • What is your most mundane celebrity encounter?

    Keira Knightley once walked right into me on a street in central London, knocked my coffee out of my hand. Didn't say sorry.

    Also, Boris Becker in a Nando's in Oxford. 
  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    Capone (2020)

    From IMDb: "The 47-year old Al Capone, after 10 years in prison, starts suffering from dementia and comes to be haunted by his violent past."

    This is a weird one. It's like all of the pieces are there, but nobody ever bothers to put them in place. Tom Hardy gets a little bit too lost in a dementia ridden Al Capone to actually make the character engaging to watch, it's just a lot of staring into the middle distance and subtitle requiring mumbling. After all the Capone related media we've had over the years, this seemed like it would provide a refreshingly different take, but the execution wasn't up to scratch in my opinion. The whole thing feels very muddled, which of course could be a deliberate choice to display Capone's decreasing cognisance, but it doesn't make for very enjoyable watching.
  • 10 Album Challenge thingy

    Mine is kind of a wild mix! A mixture of being born in 1989 and being the exact right age for things like the Britney Spears and Eminem phenomenons to snatch me up, and then moving on to discover the kind of R&B, soul, and more rocky stuff that formed my taste. (Impossible to put in an order.)

    1. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    2. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
    3. Alicia Keys - Songs In The Element Of Freedom
    4. Michael Jackson - Thriller
    5. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
    6. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
    7. Britney Spears - Oops!... I Did It Again
    8. Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
    9. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
    10. Cher - Heart Of Stone

    Honourable mentions:

    1. Savage Garden - Affirmation
    2. Papa Roach - Infest