Hilarious and terrifying in equal measure. The genius central conceit and fabulous performances go a long way, but its typical Brooker social commentary shite could have been cut down and, while it starts off strong, leads to an unsatisfying ending. However, Jaime Winstone is great and Davina McCall as a flesh-destroying zombie is unmissable.
Absolutely timeless cinema. That it is so ingrained in popular culture and yet it can remain as endlessly enjoyable and captivating as it is, really shows the film's charm, intelligence and excellence. Eighty years old this year, and it doesn't ever show. The twister sequences, in particular, are shockingly modern and Judy Garland's wondrous turn as Dorothy Gale is note-perfect from beginning to end.
P.S: Happy New Year! And yes, the note-perfect was both figurative and literal.
Judy Garland - Dorothy Gale
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