The Greasy Strangler

The Greasy Strangler ★★★½

"I'm the Spiderman of Cock-town!"

Director Jim Hosking has a fantastic grasp of atypical rhythm and a compelling fascination with the uncanny valley of humanity, and this is often extremely funny in its descent into psychosexual hell.

However, I'm not sure that there's any cohesion here - that this is anything other than a collection of funny scenes. Hosking seems to be attempting to make a statement about the petty nature of male privilege, but it never really comes together, instead just fading away into diffuse surreality.

I have a feeling that this rating will rise over time, and I know that, if I had seen this in a theatre, I would have enjoyed it more. Late night on my computer was not the right viewing platform.

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