Emilia has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2021.

  • Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour

    ★★½

    The film concentrates on a very specific time point in the WW2, Churchill's ascension to power and decision not to parlé with the Nazis.

    The film has beautiful cinematography and some very clever visuals. Kristin Scott Thomas is wonderful. Gary Oldman was good too, but I wouldn't have given him an Oscar. In the back of my head I have John Lithgow's Churchill from The Crown and in my opinion it was a better version.

    The story isn't very interesting…

  • Heartbreaker

    Heartbreaker

    ★★½

    A light french romcom starring Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis.

    Romain Duris plays Alex, a heartthrob, who gets hired to break couples up. He's in business with his quirky sister and brother-in-law and they have an understanding that they only break up unhappy couples. Yet, when debts pile up, concessions have to be made.

    The film is what it promises; light and fluffy. I will mostly remember Vanessa Paradis (how is it possible that she always looks so amazing?) and…

  • The Cat Returns

    The Cat Returns

    ★★½

    The Cat Returns is a Studio Ghibli original from 2002.

    I'm more of a dog person but I would watch anything with a Ghibli stamp on it.

    The protagonist is a young girl who saves a cat prince, and the cats want to thank her by taking her to their cat kingdom. So more on the whimsical spectrum of Ghibli films.

    I don't think the director Hiroyuki Morita is that know for anything else than this one. That makes me…