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  • Red Heat

    Red Heat

    ★★★

    In my previous review (which you can read here) I said that Red Heat had become 'something of a perennial in the post pub closing time ITV schedules on a Friday night'

    Sure enough, here it is again; on a Friday night just a week shy of a year since ITV last broadcast it. I've little to add to my last review except this: Gina Gershon is not only still very pretty here, but she also looks a lot like the Frank era (ie young and healthy) Amy Winehouse. Seriously, Google search images if you don't believe me.

  • The Kiss of Death

    The Kiss of Death

    ★★★★

    You only need to look at my past activity on here regarding this one (I've watched and reviewed it four times now) to appreciate that this is the only Mike Leigh film that I didn't initially get on my first watch. With each passing rewatch I've found that it's grown on me more and more, but there is still one thing I remain resolute about....

    CARL DAVIS' SCORE IS ALL TOO OFTEN FUCKING INTRUSIVE, CLUMSY, OVERLY COMICAL AND DOWNRIGHT MISPLACED!

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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....…