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  • Inside Out

    Inside Out 2015

    ★★½ Watched 28 Jul, 2015

    Why is there a reference to a film by a child rapist in a kids movie? (Chinatown)

    I found this to be a shouty, shiny, intermittently amusing but strangely dispiriting Pixar. Since they were swallowed up by Disney they've really lost their mojo. Or maybe I'm dead inside.

    On the upside, the cat brain sequence was worth sticking around for, and the dream productions were fun.

    (The kid sitting next to me in the cinema was a yappy, hyperactive little shitbag, maybe that soured it)

  • Kingdom Come

    Kingdom Come 2011

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    Excellent account of what it takes to make a low-budget feature film, documenting the highs and lows of funding and production. Lots of great interviews with actors and indie directors who've been through the wringer but still hang in there and keep making movies. Essential viewing for struggling film-makers or anyone intrigued by how much effort and bloody-mindedness it takes to make it.

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  • Italian Spiderman

    Italian Spiderman 2008

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Jun, 2012

    I want to be Italian Spiderman when I grow up.

  • Conspirators of Pleasure

    Conspirators of Pleasure 1996

    ★★★★ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A shop owner builds a masturbation machine, which consists of a TV screen showing his favourite female newsreader, and four oiled-up mechanical hands.
    Another man makes himself a giant chicken costume, and goes out to the middle of nowhere to terrorise a female dummy, which has been inexplicably brought to life.
    Elsewhere, a dominatrix brings a male dummy to life and flails it to death with a whip, before drowning it.
    Meanwhile, a postwoman orgasms after inhaling a bowl of…