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  • Land of Green Ginger

    Land of Green Ginger

    ★★★½

    Hull, Capital of Culture 2017.

    See previous review here

  • Bob's Weekend

    Bob's Weekend

    ★★

    The first film of the weekend is Bob's Weekend, a 1996 film that didn't trouble the distributors.

    I recall watching some consumery type programme on the BBC in 1996 that included a report on how the cinema chains in the UK are owned by the big Hollywood studios, which means little independent features get squeezed out of the market and struggle to find a distributor beyond film festivals. The report centred around Bob's Weekend, which it showed a few clips…

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  • Berberian Sound Studio

    Berberian Sound Studio

    ★★★★½

    My word.

    What an amazing film.

    Firstly if you're a nerd for the aesthetics of film, you'll love it. The 70s setting, the Giallo references are all perfect that you don't think of it as a present day film set in the 70s, this could be a lost forgotten 70s film.

    Secondly, if you're a nerd for the mechanics of film, the technology, you'll REALLY love it.

    I belong in the former camp really but this film has really given…

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise

    ★★★★★

    It's quite ironic that Elizabeth Moss understands High-Rise enough to take a role in it, yet fails to see the comparison with the 'faith' she belongs to; Scientology. Think about it, the fantastical vision of one prejudiced, difficult man that capitalises on the ambitions, aspirations and elitist yearnings of the public who immerse themselves so deeply into his dream that they fail to see how much the rot has set in. Genuinely, think about it, because she clearly didn't.

    Anyway....…