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  • Starstruck

    Starstruck

    ★★★½

    Other people: Woah, the 80s in Australia were wild! Pubs like that just don't exist any more!
    Me, official conduit for Country Victoria™: I'm having war flashbacks from Sundays at the Bowls Club.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Charlie's Angels

    Charlie's Angels

    ★★

    Film #3 of Scavenger Hunt 14.
    Task #6 - An English-language film with a non-white, female lead

    I'm aware this is a bit of a cop-out for the topic and I'm aware that this film is trash.

    But friends, this is my trash.

    I was around six when this film came out. They probably played it twice a year on Australian TV through the 2000's, because it was ~mindless entertainment~ with a cracking cast of tabloid-fodder gals.

    But as a…