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Isle of Dogs
Isle of Dogs (2018)
21 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Isle of Dogs is a 2018 stop-motion animated comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Wes Anderson.
I really enjoyed this movie, in which elements took me back to cartoons from my childhood. The comedy, the gags, and the visual style had me laughing right from the outset. It features some unusual techniques with split screens etc, and these all proved very effective. A surprising delight was also the music, which was played throughout most of the movie, and enhanced the suspense. Overall this was a very different, quirky but entertaining animated movie. D &MC

God's Own Country
2 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

God's Own Country is a 2017 British drama film written and directed by Francis Lee in his feature directorial debut.
This is a somewhat slow-paced gay-themed film, and the settings are bleak and sometimes brutal. It is a coming-of-age movie, in which the lead character learns how to express himself and decide what he wants.

Terms of Endearment
2 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Terms of Endearment is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks.
I can still remember the tag-line form the tv promos for this film: 'Come to laugh, come to cry, come to...Terms of Endearment'. A classic tearjerker. More to come.
AAW GGWD 1001

Wonder
Wonder (2017)
3 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Wonder is a 2017 American drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky.
This movie could have been similar to so many others with similar themes, but the different chapters which presented characters' points of view was something different and insightful. The movie does have its emotional moments, but they are never too extreme or sentimental, being balanced by subtle humour. I did feel that some of the scenes at camp didn't quite fit, and at times actions and thoughts of the children were a little too adult-like, but these are only minor criticisms. An enjoyable and meaningful film for the whole family.

Raging Bull
Raging Bull (1980)
4 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It tells the story of Jake LaMotta.
This is a very visceral film and does not hold back on the language and violence used. Even tough the performance by De Niro is outstanding, I found it very difficult to connect with this film and kept losing interest. Considered to be one of the greatest films of all time and the best sports film of all time.
AAN 1001