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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Wildly entertaining, even though it remains frustrating that Sorkin just can’t rein in some of his worst instincts (having no idea what to do with women, almost always choosing grand theatrical speeches in places that would have been far better served with something quieter). For the first time - maybe ever - I could actually stand Eddie Redmayne! Jeremy Strong was the MVP for me though. That scene with the egg was priceless.

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    I didn’t hate this as virulently as a lot of people did - I wasn’t bored, and Kristin Scott Thomas was great - but there is a distinct whiff of pointlessness around the whole endeavour. And that ending was really dumb.

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  • Roll Red Roll

    Roll Red Roll

    If you’re looking to get angry - and I mean blood-boilingly, ear-steamingly furious - then I’ve got just the documentary for you...

  • Vice

    Vice

    I hate this kind of filmmaking. Smug, condescending, didactic nonsense - Adam McKay has no faith in our intelligence and so everything he wants to says is capitalised, italicised, and underlined twelve times with a big, fat marker. I’ve not seen anything this decade so nakedly contemptuous of its audience as this film’s post-credits scene. 

    And everything he wants to say? It’s been said before. So many times. The level of arrogance it takes to present such old information as…