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  • Mona Lisa
  • Parting Glances
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Black Widow

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  • Freaky

    ★★★

  • Psycho III

    ★★½

  • Psycho II

    ★★★½

  • Psycho

    ★★★★½

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  • Blood Red Sky

    Blood Red Sky

    ★★★½

    Seven months into 2021, this is my B-movie find of the year thus far. Starts a little shakily as it sets everything up, but really revs up to be a hugely enjoyable Euro-genre flick, which leverages its bonkers concept to help itself to some gnarly gore but also treats its mad situation with disarming gravity, leading an unexpectedly emotional conclusion. The cast really commit to their roles -- there's some impressive physical movement stuff here, especially from Baumeister and Scheer…

  • Gunpowder Milkshake

    Gunpowder Milkshake

    No film with this much colour, impressive production design or such a well-credentialed cast should be this egregiously dull. "Style Over Substance" writ large, this wants so badly to be a John Wick movie, it hurts... us, the audience, as it has a cast of beloved actors recite rote one-liners which clang so loud they'd wake the neighbours, step through action scenes as artificial and cliched as they are bloody and weirdly lifeless, and seem to walk in slow-mo only…

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    The best new movie I've seen in over two years. Time bears out such claims, but my waters are telling me this is a genuine masterpiece. Bong's been making excellent films for nigh on two decades, but he's on a whole new level with this, a crystallisation of his entire career to date. A dazzlingly designed, tonally audacious and devastating dissection of late-capitalism class tension, wrapped up in an irresistibly entertaining multi-genre package, fronted by the peerless Song Kang-Ho, but, hell, everyone is pitch perfect here. Wow.

  • Kate Plays Christine

    Kate Plays Christine

    Initially interesting but increasingly meandering doc-xperiment feels ickier and less ethical as it wears on. What's more, its attack on assumed audience bloodlust is aimed in a way as to fundamentally misunderstand art's role in helping us make some semblance of sense of the senseless.