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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Film #1 of November 2017 Scavenger Hunt
    Task #21: A film you weren't allowed to watch as a child

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    My top 100 of all time has been getting a bit unwieldy and I'm not sure how I feel about the current rankings, so for the next little while I'll be re-watching a lot of films in the top 50 so that I can be sure that the list can be more accurate. I've chosen The Good,…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Film #11 of Scavenger hunt 34
    Task #8: A best cinematography Oscar winning film

    Extended Edition
    Something I love about this trilogy that I only realized on this viewing is that each film, despite the same cast and crew, has multiple unique aspects that are absent in the other two. As I review the other two films this week I'll list these aspects. Considered as part of the whole, Fellowship is the most unique of the three, with:
    -The lovely…

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  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★

    Glad to say this falls on the good side of this years BP nominees. One of the most brilliant things about BlackKkKlansman is that the racists are diverse, like we see the nutcases and then there's David Duke somehow coming across affably during the phone call scenes. I could have done without the shout-outs to Trump early in the movie, we all know that he's garbage and that we should be pissed, but they got it right in the final montage. Fantastic performances and editing.

    82/100

  • Polar

    Polar

    I could have watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine but I chose this vile piece of shit instead. Any time it seemed like an actual movie it cut back to the sadistic murder/boob-fests. Polar was based on a webcomic that didn't use dialogue initially because the author didn't want to translate, and this is the product that results from that?

    It's getting a 1 star instead of half because the cinematography and costume design were unjustifiably decent. Also cause it has some surprising cast members.

    15/100

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★½

    Film #4 of December 2017 Scavenger Hunt
    Task #25: A film you think is going to be nominated for an Oscar this year

    Quite possibly my least favourite of the franchise. It betrayed the spirit of certain characters, tried to juggle 5 different plotlines when only 2 of them were kind of interesting, and threw out a dozen different themes without any of them working and few even having proper resolution. I literally didn't know how I felt about it until I had the urge to kick a nearby bush

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    I think of myself as a history dork so I was a bit worried that I'd be put off by this film's lack of reverence towards the actual events, but The Favourite was so aware of that and went out of its way to be irreverent that I loved it so much more for it. Absolutely brilliant cast, stoked for the acclaim for the three women, Nicholas Hoult isn't getting enough love, everything he said was hilarious. Costume and production…