Luke Whitticase

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Favorite films

  • Jaws
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Napoleon
  • The Night of the Hunter

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  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

  • Mean Girls

    ★★

  • One Life

    ★★★

  • The Skin I Live In

    ★★★★

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  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    ★★

    Jesus Christ this was a chore, and I was really rooting for it to work in spite of the bullshit surrounding it online.

    Never mind the drastic slash in the musical numbers from the show and the bizarre way they've been chopped up, outside of one or two sequences (Someone Gets Hurt and I'd Rather Be Me) the staging and blocking of the numbers are astonishingly bland and awkward - my god it wasn't bad enough that they chopped the…

  • The Skin I Live In

    The Skin I Live In

    ★★★★

    I have no idea how the gender/sexual/everything politics of this must look now and I'm certainly not one to make arguments in those areas, but this is still as deranged and engaging as ever and even if this is the only time Pedro steps into this mind of thriller wheelhouse it's a fascinatingly sick minded divergence in his filmography both aesthetically and in terms of subject matter.

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  • Jumanji

    Jumanji

    ★★★★

    Jumanji could possibly be read as a post-modern reinvention of the Peter Pan story. All the pieces are there. A boy not ready to grow up and accept adult responsibility escapes to a mythical world without rules or boundaries, and upon returning to the world in the form of a man he must take action against Van Pelt, a man-hunter from the jungles of Jumanji who has been following him; a manifested representation of the bully father figure that he…

  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    ★★★★

    Do you know what I hate?
    I hate how much I enjoy this movie unconditionally despite all of its shortcomings and plodding sequences. It's not a perfect movie, or even a perfect high school movie, but god damn it's got charm and humour and heart enough to win you over again and again. I love it.

    (Notes from a well overdue 2021 rewatch:

    Heath Ledger doing the little twirl on the stairs as the big band kick in with Frankie Valli’s Can't Take My Eyes Off You… that’s all.

    The final poem reading and Julia Stiles’ utterly sincere delivery ripped my heart into tiny bits.)