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  • We are Twisted Fucking Sister!

    We are Twisted Fucking Sister!

    ★★★½

    "Listen, you do what you do. You pick yourself up, dust yourself off, strap the spandex back on and get out there."

    That pretty much sums up Twisted Sister's ten year grind to getting a record deal and briefly conquering the world. I like the band well enough to remake the We're Not Gonna Take It video with Lego but I had no idea they'd been plugging away for so long with so little reward. While the film doesn't break…

  • The Exiles

    The Exiles

    ★★★

    A day in the life of a group of Native Americans abroad in LA. It's at its best when showing scenes of life in the city while one of the characters muses over the top in voiceover about how they'd like their life to be.

    It becomes a bit of a chore when it switches to the segments with mismatched ADR dialogue because nothing interesting happens for extended periods. Maybe it's a deliberate choice intended to reinforce the emptiness of…

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  • Jubilee

    Jubilee

    Is this shocking? Do I shock you? How about now? See how transgressive I'm being? I bet you're shocked now. What about now? This is pretty shocking, right? What about this? Are you shocked yet? How about now? Come on, admit it. You're shocked now. What about now?

    That, for 100 minutes.

  • The King of Kong

    The King of Kong

    ★★★★

    This is a documentary with very clear ideas about whose side it's on. It plays out in classic sports movie style - the reigning champ and the underdog challenger, the highs, the lows, the victories and defeats. All that's missing is a montage of Steve Wiebe punching a side of beef.

    Billy Mitchell does himself no favours by modelling his look on Fisher Stevens' villain in Hackers and delivering a series of glowering looks to camera as he talks his…