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  • United 93

    United 93

    ★★★★★

    Agonising masterpiece. Glad that I watched it on TV where there were breaks. It would have been excruciatng otherwise. A slow motion inevitable tragedy. It all feels so real and that's why it works

  • David Brent: Life on the Road

    David Brent: Life on the Road

    ★★★½

    I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought it would. Shows how low my expectations were. It didn't need to happen, Ricky Gervais has been lost in a lot of schmaltzy stuff recently and lost how to play Brent. His performance is still off but he retooled the character to be slightly more desperate and vulnerable and weirdly works for me. Without the context of the office, Brent is more adrift. Though it suffers from some easy jokes and…