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  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Blown away, again!!

    I hadn’t watched this in a while so it was time for a re-watch. There’s so much to theorise, but first let me point out the different ways this works for me.

    It’s a typical heist movie with a target (Fischer), assembly of a team, planning of the heist, the heist starts but things go wrong (Fischer’s militarised subconscious, Mal), so they need to improvise (down to limbo). There’s also the cliched of “one last job” to…

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

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    The real villain is the mayor, he did evil things for his own gain. The shark was just hungry.

    For some reason I never watched Jaws in my youth, I honestly don’t know why. I remedied that in the late 90s, but that was my only viewing ever since. While I remember liking it a lot, I didn’t actually remember anything about the movie itself. I knew the popular references and stories about it (the soundtrack obviously, the scars scene,…

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  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Part of my Akira Kurosawa Marathon

    Personal History
    This was my first Kurosawa film and it obviously blew me away. I was intimidated by the long run time, but I couldn’t believe how quickly it flew by. After that first watch (on a poor quality DVD) I bought the Criterion DVD, and poured over all the extras. For this revisit I started watching at around 10pm, I only planned to watch 1-2 hours and finish the next day, since I…

  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★★

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    Part of my Akira Kurosawa Marathon

    This is the film I was most looking forward to when I started this marathon. It’s the most acclaimed Kurosawa film that I hadn’t watched yet. So I had high expectations. And they were surpassed. 

    Kurosawa is best known for his samurai films, which are both entertaining while saying something meaningful. But he also made films to comment on Japanese society and how people live in it. Ikiru is the best of them. 


    The…