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  • Coming to America

    Coming to America

    ★★★★

    Still a relatively strong comedy from Eddie Murphy and John Landis.

  • WarGames

    WarGames

    ★★★★

    Now that I've re-read Ready Player One and watched the trailer, it's time to start watching some of films referenced in Ernest Cline's novel.

    WarGames is an 80's classic that pre-dates James Cameron's original Terminator by one year and also centres on the danger of self-aware and learning computers. Whilst not as dark as Cameron's story, it is still quite thrilling and scary to watch how a WW3 scenario could eventuate. Hell, it's mighty relevant today especially when hearing about…

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  • Swingers

    Swingers

    ★★★★½

    I have fond, fond memories of Swingers.

    Swingers is one of these experiences you had to have when it first came out. As a late teenager at the time (closer to my twenties), what Vince and Jon do in this movie was pretty much what I was doing (except the whole Vegas thing and saying 'beautiful babies' a lot). Hanging out with friends, trying to look cool, going to new clubs and bars, buying expensive drinks (or stealing others at…

  • The Science of Sleep

    The Science of Sleep

    ★★★★½

    Gondry is in complete control with The Science of Sleep. He wrote and directed this absolute wonder of a film. You can feel his playful energy in every frame, with Gael García Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg throwing themselves into Gondry's head and really understanding his vision.

    It's filmmakers like Gondry, who when they have total ownership over their material, make you see the pure magic that cinema can provide. Glorious!