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  • The Liberator

    The Liberator

    ★★½

    Some great moments, but a really flawed film. With a story like Bolivars, 2 hours was never going to be enough to cover his entire life and any level of detail. Either focusing on a specific part of his life (The Andes passage for example could have made a great film), or going for a mini series, 8-10 hours, to tell his whole life in better detail would have perhaps been better ways to go about it.

    The production was…

  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★★

    Film #6 of Sept 2017 Scavenger Hunt
    Task #16 A film that is more adventure than action

    This had some elements of a great adventure film, clearly drawing on influences like Aguirre, Wrath of God and Apocolypse Now, however the overall film fell a bit flat. The pacing felt fairly awkward, and it did drag when the characters were out of the jungle. The scenes in the jungle were, on the whole, pretty great, but there wasn't enough to really…

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  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    ★★★★

    Film #5 of August 2017 Scavenger Hunt
    Task #18: Watch a film featured in The Celluloid Closet PREFERABLY LGBTQ+ RELATED

    Really enjoyable road trip movie, with some great lead performances, killer soundtrack and some gorgeous cinematography of the Aussie outback. Some of the supporting character acting feels a little forced, but how strong the main 3 are more than makes up for it.

  • American Gangster

    American Gangster

    ★★★★

    Film #1 of August 2017 Scavenger Hunt
    Task #28: a film with Johnny Cash in the soundtrack

    A brilliantly acted, well crafted crime drama. Despite the 3 hour runtime it didn't really drag at any point, although I feel it could've some with a little more in terms of action sequences (not as of Scott can't direct these) to make the 1st half a little more exciting.

    + Denzel Washington saying 'my man'