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  • Rouge, le portrait mensonger de Bertrand Bonello

    Rouge, le portrait mensonger de Bertrand Bonello

    ★★★★

    The first rule of art club...

    I'm not 100% clear what this film is. It's either a radical re-edit of the director's Le dos rouge or a companion piece to it. Seeing it in isolation without any experience of the earlier film, it's hard to judge.

    Whatever it is, it starts with film director Bertrand engaging the services of an art expert to help him find the perfect image of monstrosity for his next film, then proceeds to get weirder and more Lynchian as they examine each picture. I'm pretty sure I liked it.

  • No

    No

    ★★★★

    A good film to watch on the day your soulless turd factory of a government declares a general election in order to consolidate its position and steamroll through its plans to destroy your country. Gives you a glimmer of hope while also reinforcing the idea that you can turn the tide of national opinion with glib Coke commercials.

    So maybe a mixture of good and bad then.

    The film is good though.

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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…