A miserable dirge that seems to last forever and makes absolutely zero sense.
So Bohemian Rhapsody...
Not gonna lie, I enjoyed it a lot. Opening 40 mins. Great fun. Closing 30 mins. Rousing... BUT Dear oh dear the stuff inbetween.
The film presents a 12 cert soft version of 70/80s gay lifestyles that is nothing but surface signifiers. It presents nothing deeper or more meaningful than a 'Cruising montage in the style of Cruising', and in presenting only the surface trappings and signifiers of a gay lifestyle it comes dangerously close to allowing…
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Despite the fact that this film is very well made and acted, I can't think of a British horror film I detest more from the last few years (I haven't seen Zombie Women of Satan). My reason for loathing it is purely political, I don't think I can think of a film that demonises the working class so completely. Every single working class person in the film is a scumbag. This is a bullshit middle class nightmare, and it's no wonder the Daily Mail gave it a five star review.