Tom of Finland (2017)

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From once-secret art during post-war repression
To open appreciation of Tom’s artistic expression.
Well-acted, but too safe/clean.
Favourite/clever scene:
Pool party cops (subverting our assumed impression).

One-Sentence Summary: “Well-acted, but plays it too safe”

Entertainment Rating:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)
Production Rating:3 Stars (3 / 5)
Overall Rating:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

George and Harold: cheeky pranksters (it’s in their genes),
Crabby Krupp wants to catch them by any means,
It drags at times, but at its best,
When subversive jokes are expressed,
I’d certainly have welcomed some more Edith scenes.

One-Sentence Summary: A great one for the school holidays!

Entertainment Rating:4 Stars (4 / 5)
Production Rating:3 Stars (3 / 5)
Overall Rating:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

Mountain (2017)

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Gasping, white-knuckled, each time rock crumbled:
Watching climbers on peaks as they stumbled.
The splendour of landscapes (sublime),
With orchestral music (divine).
Such magnificent sights left me awe-struck and humbled.

One-Sentence Summary: Left me awe-struck and humbled.

Entertainment Rating:5 Stars (5 / 5)
Production Rating:4 Stars (4 / 5)
Overall Rating:4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

That’s Not Me (2017)

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While twin sister Amy’s career’s really soaring,
Polly’s in a work rut, and her daily life’s boring.
She hopes things can flip.
Cue: her ill-advised trip.
Some terrific jokes had me absolutely roaring.

One-Sentence Summary: Funny and well acted.

Entertainment Rating:4 Stars (4 / 5)
Production Rating:3 Stars (3 / 5)
Overall Rating:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)