Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) | Movie Review [Spoiler Free]

[Header Image: Adèle Haene as Héloïse and Noémie Merlant as Marianne | Pyramide Films]

“Do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?”

Yesterday, I logged onto MUBI to find that they had Portrait of a Lady on Fire available to watch, a movie that was very high up on my watchlist last year and I have to say, I’m so happy I finally got to see it and that it was even better than I ever thought it would be.

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Studio Ghibli Movies, Ranked: Which is the Best?

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With Studio Ghibli movies having dropped on Netflix around the world in February, March, and April of 2020, it seems like everyone and their pets are writing lists ranking each title from the worst to the best. Still, with how stylised yet varied the company’s filmography is, I figured I would throw in my two cents and rank them myself.

I would say that objectively speaking, the majority of the movies produced by Studio Ghibli are absolutely worthwhile but hopefully, this list will help you decide which ones to prioritise when choosing what to (re-)watch. That being said, I hope you enjoy and I would love to know what order you would put them or at the very least, what your favourite is!

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Long Shot (2019) | Movie Review

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“It’s ‘Pretty Woman’, but she’s Richard Gere and you’re Julia Roberts.”

This post contains minor spoilers.

I can’t express how happy I am that Long Shot was the first movie I watched in 2020 because I had the best time with it. Ever since the first trailer dropped, I was intrigued and I’m pleased to say that it didn’t disappoint.

I’ve been a fan of Charlize Theron for such a long time so that instantly grabbed my attention but then the movie seemed genuinely hilarious and interesting. As for Seth Rogen, I’ve seen him in a few other movies and shows he’s been involved in over the years but I have to admit, I’m not as well acquainted with him. That being said, I was definitely intrigued to see both of them on screen together. And I have to say, I adored watching them and I would love to see them act together again in the future.

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Hustlers (2019) | Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

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“We were fucking hurricanes, weren’t we?”

From the moment the first trailer for Hustlers dropped, I was intrigued and I’m so happy to say that it did not disappoint. This entire movie was a blast. I genuinely had the best time watching it and I can honestly say that it was all done incredibly well.

Hustlers is based on the article The Hustlers at Scores by Jessica Pressler meaning there was at least some kind of jumping off point. Even so, I would say the movie does a pretty fantastic job at bringing the essence of that article to the big screen while also creating something that you can follow even if have never heard the story before. Hustlers sucks you in from the very beginning and keeps your attention without really having to try. Whether it be the performances, the slight shift in tone between present day and the past, or even something as simple as the music, at the end of the day there’s always something to focus on and keep you entertained.

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