Battle of the Sexes - very shiny and neat in the most Hollywood way, but didn’t take anything away from it. Very striking story, Stone was great and Carrell embodied Riggs perfectly. He was a clown and part of the problem, but it was everyone above him who were the real villains. Also the end credits text about how BJK and her ex-husband are still friends and Bobby and his wife stayed together til they died, proper tear jerking stuff. Big fan. Oh, and the tennis didn’t look half bad, very good compared to most sports films.
Boy - sweet, charming and great. Can tell it’s an earlier film than say Hunt for the Wilderpeople, more low key and less ambitious, but just lovely anyway.
Paddington - exactly what I expected, except more. Funny bits were funnier, emotional bits more affecting. Look forward to P2.
Beatles 8 Days A Week - fuck me Beatlemania was something else right? Any time a baby boomer goes on about some crazy new millennial trend, should just point to that and say you started it. Also, amazing songs and how good were they live.
1922 - felt like it came from a short story, didn’t try to do that much. But what it did was very effective and atmospheric. Thomas Jane was great and film looked stunning.