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  • Villain

    Villain 1971

    ★★★½ Rewatched 29 Sep, 2016

    "Stupid punters - telly all week, screw the wife Saturdays"

    By the late 1960s, a lot of critics were shaking their heads in dismay and writing the obits for Richard Burton's career. He was, to their mind, a great actor who had simply squandered his talent on unwise choices. An actor whose best known role was not as they had hoped, the Shakespearean greats, but was instead that of Mr Elizabeth Taylor in the ongoing, glitzy and gaudy pantomime of…

  • Punk Can Take It

    Punk Can Take It 1979

    ★★★ Watched 29 Sep, 2016

    "But punk won’t go away. And punks themselves are becoming younger and nastier everyday. Punks are the shock troops of the eighties. The children of the oil crisis, they have no time for the vicarious thrills of nostalgia or for its trivial rules"

    Made off the back of his cinematic debut with the Sex Pistols' The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, director Julien Temple's next trick was to conjure up this short promo for another punk band, the U.K. Subs.…

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  • Berberian Sound Studio

    Berberian Sound Studio 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2013 13

    My word.

    What an amazing film.

    Firstly if you're a nerd for the aesthetics of film, you'll love it. The 70s setting, the Giallo references are all perfect that you don't think of it as a present day film set in the 70s, this could be a lost forgotten 70s film.

    Secondly, if you're a nerd for the mechanics of film, the technology, you'll REALLY love it.

    I belong in the former camp really but this film has really given…

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 23 Mar, 2016 10

    It's quite ironic that Elizabeth Moss understands High-Rise enough to take a role in it, yet fails to see the comparison with the 'faith' she belongs to; Scientology. Think about it, the fantastical vision of one prejudiced, difficult man that capitalises on the ambitions, aspirations and elitist yearnings of the public who immerse themselves so deeply into his dream that they fail to see how much the rot has set in. Genuinely, think about it, because she clearly didn't.

    Anyway....…