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  • The Belko Experiment

    The Belko Experiment

    ★★★

    Film #11 off my Scavenger Hunt 35.
    Task 20/28: A film about anarchism.

    This was nothing sensational. It is an idea we've seen handled more effectively many times before, but this was an entertaining hour and a half, nonetheless. Taking it to a corporate office environment lent an amusing, dark comedy feel to the whole thing.

  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★½

    Film #10 off my Scavenger Hunt 35.
    Task 9/28: A film/documentary with a message you disagree with.

    This was cheating a little, since I'm not entirely certain what the "message" of this film is -- scouring the internet has produced several opposing theories so... whatever.

    I saw this when it came out, but not since. All I really remembered was that the soundtrack is awesome (it still is) and there was a nasty toilet. I love... love, love, love the imagery used in this film, whether it's McGregor gasping, climbing out of the toilet or sinking back into the floor/rug, it's just full of visual treats.

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  • Gremlins

    Gremlins

    ★★★½

    Film #1 for Scavenger Hunt 19 - October 2016
    Task 3/31: A Saturn Award winner for Best Horror Film.

    Film #7 of 31 for Hoop-Tober 3.0
    7 films from franchises - (3/7)

    It has been a very long while since my last viewing of Gremlins, and I was pleased with how well it held up. I was also genuinely impressed with the delicate balance of humor, scariness, camp, and family-friendly qualities. I find that most movies which attempt to span…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★

    Film #2 off my Scavenger Hunt 34.
    Task 30/31: A film you didn't even know existed until you saw that it was nominated for a major 2018 awards show.

    This film took me by surprise. It struck a deep emotional chord for me in its lessons about allowing yourself to feel deeply and fully, whether it's love or pain or sadness or elation.

    This film simply oozed Italian summer. Even though it's below zero in the dead of winter where…