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  • Se7en
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  • Moriarty the Patriot

    ★★★½

  • La Dolce Vita

    ★★★★

  • Memory: The Origins of Alien

    ★★★★

  • Futureworld

    ★★★★

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  • La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita

    ★★★★

    “I’m wasting time. I won’t manage anything anymore. Once I had ambitions, but maybe I’m losing everything. I forgot everything.”

    Ugh, tell me about it, mate.

    I didn’t much care for (which I watched as part of my Blindspot challenge last year), so I was somewhat dreading spending another three hours in the company of Federico Fellini. But I actually quite enjoyed most of this… although it did get a bit tiresome by the end (I’m sure that’s part of the point, but I’d hope there’s more significance to the final scene than simply “partying too long is kinda pathetic”).

  • Memory: The Origins of Alien

    Memory: The Origins of Alien

    ★★★★

    “When a story comes from multiple people, and beyond the agency of multiple people, it has a special existence.”

    An interesting and insightful analysis of the origins and influences on Alien, both tangible (e.g. the other films, works of art, etc, that people who worked on it have cited as inspiration) and subconscious (how it harks back to myth, or even shared fears that are somehow baked into our DNA).

    Plus there’s some making-of type stuff. That’s not entirely misplaced…

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  • Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home

    Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home

    ★★★

    “Wait, hold up. This isn’t a movie.”
    “No.”
    “It’s a tourism ad for Australia.”
    “Yes.”

    If they’d funded the whole movie as a 90-minute tourism ad, I would’ve happily watched it.

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    Anon

    ★★★★

    Don't understand the negative reactions to this at all. It's not perfect (could do with a bit more clarity in places), but overall I thought it was a really good sci-fi noir.

    Also, lol at the people calling it unoriginal while also saying "it's like a Black Mirror episode". Yeah, that comparison didn't get worn out two-dozen like-a-Black-Mirror-episode films ago. You'd think Charlie Brooker was the first person to ever write a story about the dangers of future technology...