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  • Treasure Planet
  • The Princess Bride
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • The Farewell

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  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

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  • 17 Again

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  • Black Widow

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  • AmΓ©lie

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  • Waitress

    Waitress

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    "I'm happy enough."

    This is one of those films that is best summed up in feelings rather than words. That feeling of melancholy when you look at your life and it isn't where you want it to be. That wistful smile shared with an old friend. That feeling of warmth you get in the pit of your belly when you talk about something you love and the person listening genuinely cares. That little bite of hope that you hold onto…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

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    It seems that this has become my cosy, sick-day film, and in the time since I last had the flu, I genuinely forgot how beautiful it is, both narratively and visually.

    Whilst it does undoubtedly draw from a plethora of other films as its inspiration, there is something so unique about La La Land that I truly believe there isn't another film quite like it. The New York Times referred to it upon its release as "a work of sublime…

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  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

    The Talented Mr. Ripley

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    This is Matt Damon at his best... and creepiest...

    This tense thriller starts quite innocently, with Tom Ripley (Damon) being sent to bring back young socialite Dickie Greenleaf (a sun-kissed Jude Law) from his life, but as his obsession with Dickie and his life grows, as do the stakes.

    It's a brilliant piece of writing, each decision the characters make expertly crafted: even when we don't understand their actions straight away, nothing is out of place. Its themes of obsession…

  • 17 Again

    17 Again

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    Like, it's undoubtedly one of the cringiest, chaotic, poorly-aged films in his filmography (and with some super weird editing choices), but this still remains, alongside HSM3, at the peak of Zac Efron's career to me.

    Zac is just so good at being funny? A true master of line delivery and comic timing. And his matching of Matthew Perry's mannerisms is subtle and brilliant. Also, some of the supporting cast in this are equally as iconic... Sterling Knight, Thomas Lennon, Leslie…

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  • Minari

    Minari

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    Minari is wonderful, wonderful. An intimate and inviting tale about family, I was actually surprised at how well it's done while watching it, not because it's not stunning, but because it's quietly so, capturing the Yi family's life with a deft normalcy.

    I was unaware before hand that this was semi-autobiographical for Chung, but it makes perfect sense given how personal it feels, at yet in a way that exudes its emotional experience outwards so those who haven't lived it…

  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    My Beautiful Laundrette

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    The majority of the reviews of this film amount to "DDL = gay + hot", but ya know, this film is actually more about class and race (particular Pakistani communities) and money in Thatcher's Britain, so I'm going to focus on that.

    The way in which this film so clearly and succinctly depicts the difference in attitude between the generations of British-Desi people is spot on. Tania and Omar are representative of my parents' generation, and I see their mentalities…