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  • Death Wish

    Death Wish

    ★★★

    Heavy handed in getting its message across (I am pretty sure that every character in this who is not a police officer or Charles Bronson is in fact a mugger), and Bronson’s character can be a bit unconvincing (some of his line readings are hysterical), but it is still a somewhat interesting study of a man slowly going mad with grief and coming to embrace violence as an outlet.
    There is too much going on storywise (a lot of time…

  • One, Two, Three

    One, Two, Three

    ★★★

    Plays a bit too much like a play for me (the way the characters interact with one another and wait to speak, the way they conspicuously enter and exit scenes, etc.) although it does have a car chase - something the world of theatre still does not condone for some reason (a position that I will never forgive). Speaking of theatre, the last forty minutes of this is literally just the play ‘The President’ which took me quite by surprise…

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  • Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

    Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I briefly stopped watching this after about fifteen minutes in order to find some paper to write my thoughts on. Unfortunately, I now have a page of scribbles which I can’t read, as apparently I cannot write in the dark very well. The following is my rambling reactionary and borderline incoherent attempt to remember/decipher what I had written.

    Firstly, on a technical note, I dislike the rapid editing associated with the stand-up medium - what is this, a music video?…

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

    I am reasonably sure this is the best science fiction film of at least the last fifteen to twenty years. I haven't really thought about this claim prior to having made it, but it sounds about right. At its heart is a simple story, one which is told in a novel and intriguing manner - cloaked in ambiguity and open to many interpretations. The score is exquisite, the performances are great, it evokes everyone from Kubrick to Roeg to Lynch…