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  • Local Hero
  • The Wind Rises
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off
  • In Bruges

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  • Some Like It Hot

    ★★★★

  • The Illusionist

    ★★

  • Citizen Kane

    ★★★★

  • American Honey

    ★½

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  • Some Like It Hot

    Some Like It Hot

    ★★★★

    “None of that, Sugar. No guy is worth it.”

  • The Illusionist

    The Illusionist

    ★★

    Not me only just finishing a film I was supposed to watch for my course weeks ago, mind yer business.

    It isn't terrible, but I barely cared about any of the painfully one-dimensional characters or events that happened to them at any time, and the unsatisfying conclusion rounded off with a muddled contrivance of a third act reveal didn't help its chances either. Save yourself some time, watch The Prestige instead.

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    “A great man doesn't seek to lead; he is called to it - and he answers.”

    As someone who loves epic fantasy universes, expansive world-building, beautifully framed extreme wide shots, messianic parallels, stories focusing on familial legacy and responsibility, and also, uh, giant monsters, this scratched a whole lot of itches for me - and yet I still find it difficult to keep a straight face when a character explains with total sincerity that in the year 10,000, the most important and sought-after resource in the known universe... is spice.

  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    ★★★★

    “Are you still eating?”
    “I'm still hungry.”

    While I unsurprisingly got a lot more from this now than I did on first viewing aged circa 14, especially after benefitting from an enlightening sermon series in Ecclesiastes over the past couple of months, it's still unfortunately yet decidedly one for the 'much appreciated, but sadly not quite loved' category.