Black Mirror: White Christmas

Black Mirror: White Christmas ★★★½

This is not very excitingly or even interestingly directed, but thats par for the course since these TV things are mostly helmed by technically proficient hacks. 

But the story (ies) is (are) quite interesting and fleshed out quite zippily and effectively (aided by a pretty good, darkly humourous script) and the two leads do some sterling work.

It is a cleverly subversive (and slightly distasteful) Christmas film, and pretty effective for this.

There are three interconnected stories, all positing a number of interesting ideas (such as what if you could “block” people in real life and not only on the net) in a world that seems a “progression” of the one in The Entire history of you, each of them alternating between hilarious and uncomfortable, and the last 5 minutes are great, even managing to turn perennial Christmas favourite “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” by Wizzard into a terrifying horror anthem.