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  • High Noon

    High Noon

    broke: High Noon
    woke: Two Days, One Night

  • Uncle Vanya

    Uncle Vanya

    When I had to direct a Chekhov scene in university my lecturer was outraged that I had a character slide off a chair onto the floor 😡

    Generally liked it, thought the woman playing Sonya gave too much and the guy playing Astrov wasn’t giving it enough 😖 Definitely feels like it’s not shot as live, the comedy still plays but the to-camera close-up monologues absolutely didn’t.

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  • McQueen

    McQueen

    ★½

    It must be hard being extraordinary. It's like once the world has singled you out as being so, there's no escaping it. All of a sudden your hours are not yours, your living becomes an act of public service. I guess everyone deals with it in their own way. It seems easier the more populist your appeal is, at least then people become more accepting of the ways that you choose to cope with it all. So long as you…

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Sacha Baron Cohen picked the wrong time to start caring. More than anything else it is astounding how Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm plays out like an apology for the original. While it pretends at being a cutting satire of the current American political moment, it is entirely unable to escape its own shadow.

    I'm old enough to vaguely remember the criticisms back in 2004, though I can't fully say to what extent they were levelled in good faith. Mostly concern felt…