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  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★★

    That suitcase is both literally and metaphorically the load that women are left to carry. Not an easy watch, but an important one.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    Just as good on second viewing.

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  • The Apartment

    The Apartment

    ★★★★★

    A gem from the brilliant writer-director Billy Wilder, who fashions comedy gold from a fairly seedy premise with superb plotting and writing. Jack Lemmon is a lonely bachelor who rents out his apartment to married men so they can carry on affairs with their mistresses, whilst his own love life is restricted to an unrequited adoration for fellow misfit Shirley MacLaine, who works in his company. Both turn in endearing performances in a story that will tug at the heartstrings…

  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers

    ★★★★

    The deeply unsettling Dead Ringers is a spin on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, only in this scenario the two inter-dependent halves of a single psyche inhabit two bodies instead of one, in the form of identical twins. One is aggressive, the other passive, but the strain of their psychological dependency on one another eventually causes some problems. To put it mildly. Those squeamish about gynaecological issues might be well advised to give this a miss. Incidentally, this is the…