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  • Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

    ★★★

  • Writing With Fire

    ★★★★

  • Save the Cinema

    ★★★

  • Scream

    ★★★★

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  • Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

    Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

    ★★★

    Not very illuminating as a biographical piece of filmmaking (even if the talking heads are flashy), BUT it's wonderful just to bask in the presence of Wilson. I was intrigued by the clips of him driving around LA with journalist Jason Fine, whose manner with him is somewhere between friend and therapist.

  • Writing With Fire

    Writing With Fire

    ★★★★

    The contrasted images of the men lazing around, the men partying with abandon, all while the women hold together the shreds of democracy with their bare hands... I want to cheer, but also I want to tear my hair out

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  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    ★★★★

    Socialist masterpiece

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★

    Scream is one of the few franchises still free of a bloated ego. It’s never maintained that much reverence for its own iconography – namely, the opening to the 1996 original, in which a bobbed Drew Barrymore screams down the phone, as a sardonic voice asks her whether she likes scary movies, moments before she gets a knife in the chest. It’s the wider pop-horror landscape that’s treated that sequence as hallowed and untouchable. The Scream films, and their director…