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  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★★½

    Undoubtedly some of the most astounding cinematography and one of the best performances of 2016. It's all a bit of a blur; the psychological unease of it, the amazingly tender moments between Portman and Greta Gerwig's characters, the hauntingly beautiful score, that ending. Probably going to need another watch to fully appreciate this.

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    Best Picture.

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  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★

    Film #2 of Scavenger Hunt #22 - January 2017
    Task #2 'WATCH any film that has a sequel or remake/reboot scheduled for release during 2017'
    My full list here.

    I think everyone in this film must've been a replicant because those were some truly robotic performances. I'm not gonna lie, I found a lot of this a bit dull and it hasn't aged particularly well either, nevertheless it is undoubtedly stylish. Far too heavy-handed with its complex themes of humanity and morality but redeemed by quite an extraordinary ending.

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★½

    Film #4 of Scavenger Hunt #22 - January 2017
    Task #16 'The actor, Jim Carrey will be 55 on January 17th. WATCH one of his films'
    My full list here.

    Shamefully, my slight aversion to Jim Carrey kept me away from this wonderful film for years. I'd heard about this film first when researching depersonalisation, which I have experienced a few horrible bouts of over the years and kept a mental note that I should probably watch it one day.…