Judy | ★★★★★★★★★★

This movie is heartbreakingly beautiful. It tells the story of the last months of the life of Judy Garland as she worked a residency at a club in London. The plot revolved around Judy's brokenness and the irreparable damage from her experiences at the hands Hollywood moguls and big-shots.

It was really difficult to watch a Hollywood movie mogul manipulate and bully Judy when she was so young and impressionable. Seeing her fed a stream of drugs to lose weight, to sleep and to stay awake was like a kick in the gut. My emotions were heightened throughout the film as I felt some of her pain.

Yet there was this beautiful person that emerged from the awful childhood. A broken individual for sure. Yet such a sympathetic one. I mean who cannot relate to being broken. Even more when the wounds came in childhood.

Renée Zellweger was simply amazing as Judy. Her voice was beautiful. Her acting even more so. Her portrayal helped viewers see Judy as more than a diva. The actor brought Judy's inner beauty to life.

I loved the movie and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★★★.

Green Book | ★★★★★★★★★★

I loved everything about this movie. It is based on a beautiful true story about two guys on the road for 8 weeks. The dialogue and interactions between them was spectacular. I loved that it was based on the beginnings of a lifelong friendship between Tony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga and the brilliant classical pianist Dr Don Shirley.

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali both got well deserved Oscars for playing Tony and Don. Their acting was simply brilliant. I think that the movie drew you into the tensions of the Deep South in 1962. What I loved most was the way that each character challenged and transformed the other. In the end it was a story of love winning the day and the birth of an authentic friendship.

I loved the movie and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★★★.