Skipperina has written 6 reviews for films during 2019.

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    IDEAL viewing conditions for this: saw it with my sister in an otherwise empty theatre. The first teen film I've seen for ages that wasn't trying to be a throwback to similar films from the 80s or 90s or noughties. It felt completely of the moment, and not even in ways I always liked or understood, bit it was very assured and refreshing. We both had a cracking time and a bit of a cry.

  • Animals

    Animals

    ★★★★

    Not very cohesive and it should have ended about ten minutes sooner, but this was a fun and immersive watch nonetheless, mostly because the two lead performances are superb.

  • Blinded by the Light

    Blinded by the Light

    ★★

    Was expecting to enjoy this but I was pretty dissapointed. Was heartfelt and the scenes showing the tensions in the main characters family were good, but the rest was way too cheesy and I cringed a lot. I also flat out refuse to believe that any school in 1980s Luton had a school radio station.

  • Ingrid Goes West

    Ingrid Goes West

    ★★★½

    This film is massively improved by the knowledge that every single obnoxious character would have bought tickets for fyre festival.

  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    ★★★★

    Last time I saw this I think I was about the same age as the teenage characters, It was still brilliant and disturbing but aspects of the film felt very different on the re-watch, which was interesting. Maggie Smith and Pamela Franklin are both terrific, and the final confrontation between them is as satisfying as it is ultimately tragic.

  • Ghost Stories

    Ghost Stories

    ★★★★

    Watched this home alone at night because I'm a Fuckwit.