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  • Switch

    Switch

    ★★½

    Cheap but cheerful French action thriller starring Karine Vanasse as our framed but plucky heroine and none other than Eric Cantona as the cop on her trail.

    Vanesse's Sophie Malaterre switches her modest house in Quebec for a plush pad in Paris thanks to holiday-home swapping website Switch.com. It all initially seems too good to be true - and that's exactly what it proves to be when she wakes up the following day with the police breaking down her door…

  • Cracker: Men Should Weep

    Cracker: Men Should Weep

    ★★★★★

    I mentioned in the review of The Big Crunch that Cracker was never meant to be Jimmy McGovern's total baby. In fact, McGovern always planned to leave Cracker for good with the second series, claiming that he had 'nothing more to write about'. Though that wasn't strictly true; McGovern had one storyline up his sleeve - but he knew it was a controversial one that ITV might not want to touch.

    McGovern had originally planned Men Should Weep as a…

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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....…