Watched Ms. Marvel (2022) from letterboxd.com
A great student, avid gamer, and voracious fan-fic scribe, Kamala Khan has a special affinity for superheroes, particularly Captain Marvel. However, she struggles to fit in at home and at school — that is, until she gets super powers like the heroes she’s always looked up to. Life is easier with super powers, right?

Swings hard for style over substance and pretty much pulls it off. The recap at the start of E6 contains the whole “story”, so it’s disappointing on that front.

Iman Vellani is a wonderful Ms Marvel. To be honest, the only bit of casting I didn’t warm to was Bruno 🤷‍♀️

The multigenerational story of Kamala’s maternal heritage really worked for me.

★★★½

My review

Watched Jacob's Ladder (1990) from letterboxd.com
After returning home from the Vietnam War, veteran Jacob Singer struggles to maintain his sanity. Plagued by hallucinations and flashbacks, Singer rapidly falls apart as the world and people around him morph and twist into disturbing images. His girlfriend, Jezzie, and ex-wife, Sarah, try to help, but to little avail. Even Singer's chiropractor friend, Louis, fails to reach him as he descends into madness.

The people behind the Denzel version of The Manchurian Candidate loved this movie, I reckon.

But, this is actually a story about the power of love, I guess.

★★★★

My review