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  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★★★

    Film # 16 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 24" Challenge
    Task # 11: A filmthat hasn't been officially releaed on DVD (When I made this list it wasn't, but I think now it is)
    letterboxd.com/joyceheinen/list/scavenger-hunt-27-june-2017/
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    “A Cure For Wellness” is one of my most anticipated movies for 2017 (Dutch release) and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a visually interesting mystery thriller.

    In “A Cure For Wellness”, the ambitious stockbroker Lockhart travels to a spa in Switzerland, to retrieve the CEO…

  • Straw Dogs

    Straw Dogs

    ★★★½

    Film # 15 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 24" Challenge
    Task # 9: A film that Criterion recently announced they will be releasing
    letterboxd.com/joyceheinen/list/scavenger-hunt-27-june-2017/
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    The somewhat nerdy David Sumner and his English wife Amy have had it with all the violence in America. They move to Cornwall, the town Amy grew up in. The Sumner don’t really blend it, the people around don’t like them entering their close community. David because he is an American, but also because he…

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  • The Shawshank Redemption

    The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★★

    In Shawshank prison, the inmates are doing serious time. Through the eyes of prisoner Red, we follow the story of Andy Dufresne who comes to Shawshank in 1947 for murdering his wife and her lover. Red and Andy become friends. Based on a story by Stephen King, the life in prison is a metaphor to real society. The prisoners settle for a life at Shawshank, they stop dreaming so nothing can get worse than it already is. The big guys…

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★½

    Film # 10 of the "Scavenger Hunt #3" Challenge
    Task # 19: A film featuring twins or conjoined twins
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    In “The Prestige” we follow the lives of two magicians, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden. We meet them as they are trying to learn the art of magic. During one of their acts, something goes horribly wrong and the two allies become enemies. Everything is about the Prestige of the trick: what’s the other’s secret? How does he do…