Skipperina has written 5 reviews for films rated ★★★★ .

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★★★

    Some of the dialogue feels really stilted (the characters were constantly narrating their own actions) but it barely matters because the art is so gorgeous and the world building and story are so brilliant. Pretty sure this is the only film that's ever made me sad about an insect death.