Adam Scullin

Adam Scullin

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writer | filmmaker | he/him

Favourites get rotated monthly, don't pay 'em too much mind

Favorite films

  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Snowtown
  • Casino Royale
  • Lake Mungo

Recent activity

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  • From Russia with Love

  • Dr. No

  • Mamma Mia!

  • The Alpinist

Recent reviews

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  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    Although too long and certainly meandering at moments, From Russia With Love is a big step up from Dr No in quite a few areas.

    There's a much stronger budgetary commitment here. The cheapness of Dr No has been shrugged off for grander locations and more interesting gadgets. Bond's suitcase is so much fun, and it's exciting to see Q for the first time.

    Red Grant is arguably the scariest of all the Bond villains, and the entire train sequence…

  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    Growing up, I adored the Bond films. I collected the Special Editions on DVD, before selling my collection for the Bond 50 Bluray set. Until then, I had watched them all every summer.

    This is my first time in nearly a decade watching a non-Craig film, and it has me so excited to revisit them all over the next month and a bit.

    Dr No was always one of my favourites - at times the favourite - but I'm currently…

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  • The Castle

    The Castle

    This film is so Australian that you can't even show it to non-Auatralians as a means of saying "this is what Australia is like". You've gotta be Australian to understand just how Australian it is. It's borderline not even in English.

  • Swiped

    Swiped

    When I was five years old, I caught 'The Shawshank Redemption' on TV and fell in love with movies.

    This film made me realise it's time to move on. Goodbye, movies - it was fun while it lasted.