William Dishon

Swinburne student doing a major in cinema and screen studies and social media. I watch a few to many films.

Favorite films

  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Whiplash
  • The Birdcage
  • My Own Private Idaho

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  • Risky Business

    ★★★★

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★

  • Fritz the Cat

    ★★★½

  • Captain America: The First Avenger

    ★★½

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  • Risky Business

    Risky Business

    ★★★★

    Scavenger Hunt #87 | Task 16 - Watch a movie where new wave music is prominent on the soundtrack, or the characters are invested in a new wave/punk lifestyle | Progress - 15/30 |

    Although definitely dated in areas, I found Risky Business to be a surprisingly well crafted film. A few weeks ago I made the mistake of describing Tom Cruise performance in Top Gun Maverick his most vulnerable, which I now have to immediately take back after seeing…

  • Fritz the Cat

    Fritz the Cat

    ★★★½

    Scavenger Hunt #87 | Task 27 - Watch a comedy from the 70s | Progress - 14/30 |

    Bakshi's political satire is quite historically significant in the sense that it was the first X rated animated film to be made in the US, and therefore left quite a mark in influencing the general public's perception of what this artistic medium is capable of, in a period where animated features outside of Disney were still a rarity. Outside of its political…

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  • Poltergeist

    Poltergeist

    ★★★★½

    Hooptober 8.0 | Film #1 |

    Checklist: Tobe Hooper Film 1/1 | Haunted House Film 1/2 | Country 1/6 (US) | Total 1/26 |

    Starting off Hooptober with a gem I hadn't got round to yet, but have been meaning too for years. The scope this film is operating within feels really outstanding for its time, and not in a way that feels bloated or overly ambitious in any way. It establishes this profound supernatural presence disrupting an ordinary suburban…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★½

    Since I plan to check out Doctor Sleep soon, I thought I better revisit The Shining. A phenomenal film in so many respects. Am starting to realise I enjoy the first two acts a lot more then the third. I think this is because I prefer when the supernatural elements are implied rather then acknowledged. As a result the third act feels a little to in your face for my tastes. This could just be because I still don't have…