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  • The Keeping Room

    The Keeping Room 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 Oct, 2016

    This is a brutally violent, consistently tense western that gives the genre an unusual, but very welcome, feminist twist.

    The film's focus on three women left behind in the chaos of the Civil War is intriguing, particularly as the protagonists ponder their role as women in whatever is left of America when the fighting stops. The power dynamics between eldest sister Brit Marling, angry youngster Hailee Steinfeld and slave Muna Otaru are constantly shifting in ways that show just how…

  • The Greasy Strangler

    The Greasy Strangler 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Oct, 2016

    This movie doesn't make a lick of sense, but its bizarre sense of humour is genuinely a delight to behold. It's the perfect combination of greasy gross-out and brilliantly baffling non-sequiturs.

    Michael St Michaels is instantly memorable in one of the most grotesque performances I have ever seen and the dialogue proves surprisingly quotable. Director Jim Hosking knows his oddball world back to front and he allows it to utterly envelope the audience.

    If you say you didn't laugh, you're a bullshit artist.

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  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 01 Oct, 2012 3

    Hands down the funniest film to have Judd Apatow's name attached to it, Anchorman is already a comedy classic only eight years after its initial release. Many of its quotes are ingrained in popular culture and the mere mention of the film's name causes most human beings to spew forth with quotes.

    Every scene of the film crackles with quotable dialogue: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's script being up amongst the funniest Hollywood has ever produced. In Ron Burgundy, Ferrell…

  • Scary Movie 5

    Scary Movie 5 2013

    ½ Watched 12 Apr, 2013

    I have three thoughts:

    1) Yawn.
    2) Sigh.
    3) Just fucking why?