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  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★★½

    Prank films aren't usually my thing, so I approached this expecting to not like it, but it was great, and funny. It works because it has bigger targets in its sights (Christianity, conservatives, anti- abortionists, holocaust deniers and gender inequality) and most of the set pieces are set up to challenge or make the targets uncomfortable. Reactions are astonishing at times, showing both good and bad sides of humanity. Although some parts are staged apparently Baron-Cohen lived for 5 days as Borat with the 2 hillbillies. Now that's method, kids.

  • Charlie Bubbles

    Charlie Bubbles

    ★★★★

    I was probably expecting something bleak and grey and Taste of Honey-esque but it's quite different to that. It is still bleak, but in technicolour. Characters float in and out across the run of the film. There's not a lot of story to speak of and the initial restaurant sequence did put me off a bit but once we hit Charlie's home and there's a long sequence shown on security cameras I was in. Then Liza turned up and I'm…

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  • Tormented

    Tormented

    ★★★

    Although she was a vindictive blackmailer, jazzy slattern firecracker and volatile good time gal Vi still seems like a lot more fun than Tom's dull fiance Meg. Being haunted by a ghost that smells nice and puts records on for you, well, there's worse things.

    Fun trash with a veangeful ghost, abandoned lighthouse with zero health and safety concerns, and a smidge of beefcake. Oh, and Eldon Tyrell from Blade Runner pops by. It's fun, but mind the handrail.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    I somehow managed to avoided knowing anything more than the most vague details about Parasite before finally seeing it. What a marvel it is. Compelling, surprising. Brilliant.