Top 10 BoJack Horseman Episodes

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The time between me being recommended BoJack Horseman, the Netflix Original adult cartoon created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, and me finishing the final episode was approximately 7 days.  Evidently, I enjoyed it. A lot. Seeing as I’m a couple of years late to the party, I’m sharing my top 10 episodes!
So, in no particular order…

1. Fish Out of Water S3 Ep4

If Sofia Coppola had dabbled in animation and took her wonderful realism to the surreal places where BoJack Horseman goes, then I would imagine this episode to be the result! Taking the thematic idea of struggling to communicate and making that physical through setting it underwater is simply genius, and sets us up for a wonderful punch line.

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Tulips and Travel | Amsterdam 2016

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It’s been a fair while since I actually took this trip to Amsterdam – the video is easily dated by my hair being a) blonde b) short c) fringe-less – but I still have vivid memories of the place despite my awful memory…

Bikes in Amsterdam

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I, Tonya | 1 Minute Review

Described as the ‘Goodfellas of figure skating’ I, Tonya is a rebellious and fun film that I’m reviewing in 1-minute! ⛸️
Have you seen I, Tonya yet or are you planning to?
Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

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Director: Craig Gillespie

Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson

Running Time: 119 minutes

 

It was like being abused all over again. Only this time it was by you. All of you. You’re all my attackers too.

 

 

 


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Call Me By Your Name | 1 Minute Review

” I have loved you for the last time
Is it a video? Is it a video? ” 

– Sufjan Stevens, Visions of Gideon 

Another 1-minute review, this time of the Oscar-winning adaptation Call Me By Your Name – a film as pretty as a peach!
Have you seen Call Me By Your Name yet? What did you think?
Let me know in the comments! 

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Director: Luca Guadagnino

Starring:  Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Victoire Du Bois

Running time: 132 minutes

 

” What you two had, had everything and nothing to do with intelligence. He was good. You were both lucky to have found each other, because you too are good. “

 


 

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Book Review: I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman

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” I might be a disappointing student, without many close friends, with a life of mediocrity waiting for me back home – but I will always have this.
In an otherwise mediocre life, we choose to feel passion ” 

Alice Oseman is one of the greatest writers of our time. Big claim, but nonetheless true. Both Solitaire and Radio Silence managed to hit me in ways I hadn’t expected to be hit and yet so subtly. Prepare for a film reference now: her work reminds me of the Cornetto Trilogy co-written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, who once described their films as having “a Trojan horse element” in the sense that each one has an honesty and relatability hidden in them. Do you see where I’m going here? Alice’s novels have this same element; you go in expecting a YA mystery, a podcast-based adventure, a boy-band book, but by the time you’ve finished you’re sobbing.
So what this long-winded introduction is trying to say is that I was very excited for this book, and it truly did not disappoint!

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What’s it all about? 

“For Angel Rahimi life is about one thing: The Ark – a pop-rock trio of teenage boys who are taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark’s fandom has given her everything she loves – her friend Juliet, her dreams, her place in the world.

Jimmy Kaga-Ricci owes everything to The Ark. He’s their frontman – and playing in a band with his mates is all he ever dreamed of doing.

But dreams don’t always turn out the way you think and when Jimmy and Angel are unexpectedly thrust together, they find out how strange and surprising facing up to reality can be.” 

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Movie Shelf Tour

” Film is a mirror of reality and it is a filter ”
– Call Me Be Your Name

These are the shelves that house all of the films I’ve collected and curated over the years; – and there’s a little bit of everything, from Disney to Ghibli, Marvel to Martin McDonagh. I’ve shared book shelf tours a couple of times before on my channel but never went into detail about my collection of films, however, since I’ve been having fun creating my one-minute film reviews it felt apt to share these with you now!

What are your favourite films? Are you a collector of movies?
Let me know in the comments!

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What I’m Looking Forward to in March

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February, as always, was a fantastic month for book, TV, and especially film releases! From Marvel masterpiece Black Panther to outstanding Oscar-worthy movies like The Shape of Water, and some much-awaited TV releases with series 2 of Jamestown and BBC’s star-studded Collateral. March was never going to seem as explosive, however, there are some things that I am very excited for!

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The Shape of Water | 1 Minute Review

Another 1-minute review of another Oscar-worthy film! Guillermo del Toro’s latest, The Shape of Water, plays with a unique voice and is a spectacle to the eye.
Have you seen The Shape of Water yet? What did you think of this fishy fantasy?
Let me know in the comments!

 

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Director: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer

Running time: 123 minutes

“If I spoke about it – if I did – what would I tell you? I wonder. Would I tell you about her? The princess without voice.”

 

 

Lady Bird | 1 Minute Review

Lady Bird is a nostalgic and unapologetically feminist film that explores youth, unsurity, and letting go and I’m reviewing it in 1 minute!
Are you planning on seeing Lady Bird? What did you think of it?
Let me know in the comments!

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Director: Greta Gerwig

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Timothée Chalamet, Lucas Hedges

Running time: 93 minutes

Certification: 15

“We’re afraid that we will never escape our past. We’re afraid of what the future will bring. We’re afraid we won’t be loved, we won’t be liked. And we won’t succeed.”

 

 


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Netflix’s Re:Mind || An Inconsistent Success

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On the 15th of February Netflix added a new show to their selection of Netflix Originals:  Re:Mind, a Japanese mini-series directed by Yusuke Ishida, Yûsuke Koroyasu, and Akira Uchikata. This mystery thriller follows eleven female students who, on the night before graduation, find themselves shackled to a large dining room table in a room filled with items inciting them to remember events from their pasts, stating “everything reminds you of something”.  Intrigued by this set-up I decided to give it a watch and record my thoughts episode by episode, excluding the thirteenth ‘special episode’. So, let us begin! 


Episode 1
I’m loving the premise of this series; the simplicity of shooting in one location (so far) is such a wonderful idea and allows for the set design to be so rich and deep, with all the candles, animal head wall mounts, and suits of armour playing into the typical horror tropes. However, even though this episode dedicates itself to setting the scene, I feel like I don’t know any of the characters and it was only in the final minute that I was provided with a hook. Still, I have a feeling that this will only get better.

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