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  • Lady Macbeth

    Lady Macbeth

    ★★★★

    This looks great and is so well acted. A delight. I particularly enjoyed how the lady starts out as somewhat of a feminist hero, rebelling against her male oppressors but then turns out to be something decidedly more rotten as she turns on the people of color who care for her and even love her.

  • The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    ★★★

    The dumbest policeman ever versus a bunch of randy, murdeous pagans. Guess who wins. Has its moments, particularly when it plays up the scenery and imagery. But I can’t say this is very suspenseful. And Christopher Lee in drag was just plain ludicrous. I did enjoy some of the music though. It’s… folksy.

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★★

    Seen on the day that I personally received a very bad review. Has a huge amount to say about art, ego, criticism and the list goes on. After seeing this I felt the need to immediately start again. It's that dense. But at the same time the experience of watching it is just a delight.

  • House

    House

    ★★

    I wasn’t sufficiently intoxicated to enjoy this. I am assuming this film’s reputation is built in the numerous expressionistic visual effect sequences. But as horror or comedy this simply does not work. Acting, writing, pacing, editing, music, sound, basically everything about this is bad. It only has value as a cultural curiosity.