I give out 5 stars like candy sue me I love film
“Tell me a story”
Look, I couldn’t even finish this I’ll be completely honest. I think there was a couple of interesting threads laid out but it was clear the film didn’t know what to do with them. I also HATE the mysterious queer trope they had going on with their one seemingly genderqueer character. It went nowhere and seemed to mean nothing; and it was well half past way when I decided I’d had enough. Oh well.
“I am a Grand Diva!”
This was mesmerising from the first frame to the last, I seriously couldn’t take my eyes away and I never once thought about when it would end or how far along we were, because I cared so deeply for Arjie that nothing else mattered. I admittedly know very little about the Sri Lankan civil war which is something I’ll now rectify but it didn’t even remotely gloss over it; whilst still managing to centre a…