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  • Kodachrome

    Kodachrome

    ★★½

    Film #5 of Scavenger Hunt 38.
    Task #20 - A film with a female composer

    Aside from a decent performance from Elizabeth Olsen, this is a relatively banal, reconnecting-with-my-bastard-of-a-biological-father film. There were few surprises or narrative beats that didn't feel staid.

    I was also expecting a film about photography to... look better.

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★★

    Film #4 of Scavenger Hunt 38.
    Task #11 - A film with an LGBT+ storyline or characters

    This is a nicely made coming of age film that stays away from being too soppy or twee. There was a teenage girl next to me experiencing the FULL SPECTRUM OF EMOTIONS and god, it made me so happy.

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★½

    5 Directors X 5 Unseen Films - Round 1

    Director: Alfred Hitchcock
    Director Count: #1 of 5
    Challenge Count: #1 of 25

    Rear Window is so visually satisfying and tense, with perfect chemistry between James Stewart and Grace Kelly. I want to roll around in this film's feigned simplicity. I want to feast my eyes on this every day of the week. Good good good.

  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★★

    5 Directors X 5 Unseen Films - Round 1

    Director: Alfred Hitchcock
    Director Count: #2 of 5
    Challenge Count: #9 of 25

    Things I love: spy thrillers with Cold War undertones, a case of mistaken identity, well-tailored Hitchcock blondes with a bit of backbone, famous monuments depicted on film, pine forests, Cary Grant.

    North by Northwest is so far up my alley, I feel like Hitchcock might be mocking me from his grave. God this was good.