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  • Cracker: The Big Crunch

    Cracker: The Big Crunch

    ★★½

    It's quite ironic that the first Cracker story not to be written by Jimmy McGovern was entitled The Big Crunch, because the real 'big crunch' was whether anyone else could write Cracker in the first place.

    Of course, McGovern never set out to be the sole writer of his baby. He had actually intended for One Day a Lemming Will Fly, the final story in the first series, to be written by another writer, someone apparently well respected in the…

  • Cracker: To Be A Somebody

    Cracker: To Be A Somebody

    ★★★★★

    "This is evidence. This is a dying man's statement..."

    It's a bit cheeky of Jimmy McGovern to pull the death of a copper routine a second time, and it's certainly a bold and risky move given that that copper is one of the series strongest components, and one that was only getting stronger with each episode. But I suppose McGovern had no choice as Christopher Eccleston really wanted to go after the first series. Fair play to McGovern though, he…

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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....…