Amelia has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2019.

  • Stagecoach

    Stagecoach

    ★★★½

    Bold and the Beautiful on wheels.

  • The King

    The King

    ★★★½

    Things I now appreciate:
    - living in the 21st century 
    - not being royal

  • Imitation of Life

    Imitation of Life

    ★★★½

    Not a masterpiece, but a gleeful insight into late 50s social culture and a deep look into the relationships between the rich and the poor, the daughter and the mother, and the men in women's lives.

  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★½

    Blatant and sad, it's a message that needed to be said. It's a shame that its side characters and villains were a bit elusively-intentioned and whacky. I wouldn't rewatch it, but if I needed to feel guilty after pigging out at a buffet (mind the pun), this would be the movie I'd watch and sob to immediately afterwards.

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★½

    All I can say is this: my brain hurt so much after watching this. I don't know whether there was too much genius to unpack or too much confusion to come to terms with, I will never know.

  • Rafiki

    Rafiki

    ★★★½

    It's the raw, cultural film that combines the joyous wonder of youth and freedom with the frigid reality of minority groups and old prejudices. It's a Romeo and Juliet-esque film that delivers on the heart and soul of its two love-interests and accurately represents the struggles of homosexual teenagers when put up against the political and harsh nature of a poorer but stricter society.

  • Lion

    Lion

    ★★★½

    Brilliant cinematography. Gripping display of complex and loving relationships. Sad that the protagonist became increasingly insufferable as soon as he reached adult age, but his five-year-old counterpart made up for this with his wide puppy-eyes and cutest-of-cute smiles.