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  • Pussy



    Though I can appreciate it, I’m not the biggest fan of the animation style on show here. I really did appreciate this little film for its message of unashamed female sexuality and power though. Good on MUBI for releasing it on International Women’s Day. 

    I adore short films for the simple fact that they have to pack everything they want to say consicely and entertainingly into meer minutes. It takes real skill to produce something satisfying in such a short space of time. This one very effectively does just that.

  • The LEGO Ninjago Movie

    The LEGO Ninjago Movie


    Incredibly silly, deeply cheesy and entirely tongue-in-cheek but good fun if you’re in the mood for something ridiculous and weirdly saccharine. If you’ve seen any of the other Lego movies, you’ll know exactly what you’re in for with this one. Certainly not as strong as the original Lego movie but still worth a watch.

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