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  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    ★★★

    Film #17 of Scavenger Hunt #22 - January 2017
    Task #16 'Zooey Deschanel will be 37 on January 17th, WATCH one of her films'
    My full list here.

    Kinda sad and really, really long. It literally took me 3 days to watch this film since I was busy and working. Didn't really notice Zooey Deschanel at all, in fact I had forgotten she was actually in this until I was reminded of what the task was.

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    That's it, I'm never watching anything again in my whole life, just this and Carol on repeat for the rest of forever.

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★

    Film #2 of Scavenger Hunt #22 - January 2017
    Task #2 'WATCH any film that has a sequel or remake/reboot scheduled for release during 2017'
    My full list here.

    I think everyone in this film must've been a replicant because those were some truly robotic performances. I'm not gonna lie, I found a lot of this a bit dull and it hasn't aged particularly well either, nevertheless it is undoubtedly stylish. Far too heavy-handed with its complex themes of humanity and morality but redeemed by quite an extraordinary ending.

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★½

    Film #4 of Scavenger Hunt #22 - January 2017
    Task #16 'The actor, Jim Carrey will be 55 on January 17th. WATCH one of his films'
    My full list here.

    Shamefully, my slight aversion to Jim Carrey kept me away from this wonderful film for years. I'd heard about this film first when researching depersonalisation, which I have experienced a few horrible bouts of over the years and kept a mental note that I should probably watch it one day.…