Dinelka Balasuriya

'Favourite Films' features 4 random personal favourites

Favorite films

  • Tampopo
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • White Dog
  • Crooklyn

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  • Giant

    ★★★½

  • I Saw the Devil

    ★★★★½

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★½

  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    ★★★★

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  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    ★★★★

    Working through the Bond films in chronological order, this is currently my second favourite film in the franchise up to this point (The Man With the Golden Gun) and it’s easily the film thus far that I am most eager to re-visit.

    George Lazenby is the first actor to replace the iconic Sean Connery as 007 and while his unique position in the franchise as the only actor to portray Bond just once might give off the impression that he’s…

  • Boomerang!

    Boomerang!

    ★★★½

    Week #4 of Criterion Challenge 2022

    This is an interesting, early Kazan work. Boomerang! is sort of split into two sections: one concerns the murder of a beloved priest and its aftermath of a community in grief and shock and the other is a courtroom drama. Usually, I am an absolute sucker for courtroom dramas but here it’s notably weaker than everything else, even if it is still enjoyable for me. The way in which Dana Andrews’ character explains the…

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  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven

    ★★★★½

     September Movie Challenge: #2- Unforgiven (1992)

    "I ain't like that no more. I ain't the same, Ned. Claudia, she straightened me up, cleared me of drinkin' whiskey and all." - William Munny to Ned

    "Unforgiven", to keep it nice and short is an absolute masterpiece.The performances are absolutely fantastic and the star power in the film is almost unparalleled. Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackmann and Richard Harris are absolutely amazing in their roles. Eastwood in particular, captures the essence…

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★½

    How does Pixar revive itself after the oddity that is Cars? Well, they bring back Brad Bird!

    "Ratatouille" tells the story of a rat named Remy who has the dreams of becoming a cook after he receives inspiration from Gusteau. His hopes and dreams are fulfilled when he makes his way to Gusteau's restaurant where he partners up with the heir to Gusteau's restaurant to cook.

    Simply said, this is one of Pixar's finest. The story is heartwarming, inspirational, memorable,…