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  • Buzzard

    Buzzard

    ★★★★

    Buzzard and Relaxer both feel very emblematic of my childhood. Glued to the screen, playing games, demolishing junky foods, drinking fizzy drinks straight from the bottle. The relationships in the films too feel familiar to what I remember having with my childhood friends.

    So I guess that's why I like these films. I'm not like it anymore, but if I'm having a bad time sometimes it's nice to escape and regress back to that time. Thankfully I have a close…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched this with one of my closest oldest friends. First time seeing each other in a long time because of pandemic related reasons. We both have a passing interest in linguistics, though he has a more in-depth knowledge than I do. His is a more humanitarian interest, mine is more the logic (or lack of it) in the formation of language and the use of analysis to decipher dead languages. Using the film as comparison, he's more an Amy Adams…

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  • Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

    Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

    ★★★★

    This is my next film I'm watching in my friend's memory.

    So when we were at uni, he founded the Zombie Society (ZOMS for short). Maybe not too unexpected for somebody whose thirtieth birthday we celebrated with a zombie theme and jelly brain shots.

    His contribution gave the uni a unique selling point compared to other unis in the country, and I saw them use it as a selling point constantly. And compared to the other sports based, hobby based…

  • Fiddler on the Roof

    Fiddler on the Roof

    ★★★★★

    A dear friend passed away yesterday morning. I am still struggling to reconcile my feelings about it. I want to watch some films that remind me of him and that includes Fiddler on the Roof.

    We had many great memories together and one that sticks out a few years into our friendship was when I visited him after he'd moved one time. He was renting a flat just around the back of town, under some dodgy agreement if I remember…

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