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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★½

    Once we cross over, it could all be different.

    First of all: the format here is television, and that's not really arguable to be honest. 'Television' is not a dirty word, and people should stop acting as though referring to Lynch's latest as TV devalues it in some way - to be frank, this reeks of elitist cinephile snobbery. Twin Peaks: The Return is among Lynch's most assured, confident, and technically masterful works, and it is truly exceptional, spectacular television.…

  • Lady Macbeth

    Lady Macbeth

    ★★★★

    A challenging and brutally realistic examination of the effects of internalized abuse, William Oldroyd's debut feature is austere, unflinching, and rides totally and utterly on Florence Pugh's incredible central performance. Though the popular narrative of oppressed becoming the captor's oppressor is reliably satisfying, it is often ignorant of the ways in which accumulated psychological damage has a profound effect on victims' lives long beyond the initial aftermath. Not here; Oldroyd is determined to show that escape from such oppression is…

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  • The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

    The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

    ½

    Having just sat through what is almost certainly one of the most disgusting films ever made, and arguing with one person defending it, I have mulled over The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) for much longer than it deserves. My conclusion is very simple: it is a gigantic and messy gore wank.

    About as delightful as having a chunk of dry shit stuck to the hairs on the crack of your ass, this film is an inexorable 91-minute slog through…

  • A Dangerous Method

    A Dangerous Method

    ★★★★

    Michael Fassbender spanking Keira Knightley. Cronenberg knows what his fans want.