amy’s review published on Letterboxd:
as someone who loves to dance and was raised in a household where dance films were constantly played on the tv, billy elliot might just be the one i've found to tackle so many things and do them quite well. from toxic masculinity, to sexual awakenings, classism as well as the thatcher era bringing a strong context to the film, i was impressed by how many social issues were included. it's also such a feel good film.
the scene where billy stands up to his father by tap dancing in front of him was peak cinema.
also i've been rating a lot of things 4 and a half stars lately and i'm not mad about it.