Tag Archives: Black Comedy

Review in Brief: The Toll (2021)

You don’t get a Welsh gangster film every day, but THE TOLL makes you feel that’s a damn shame. It’s low-key stylish and non-linear, like PULP FICTION if it wasn’t as pleased with itself, with a rich seam of gallows … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Riders of Justice (2020)

From its fable-like opening to its really rather schmaltzy Christmas closing moments and all the sudden acts of violence in-between, Anders Thomas Jensen’s RIDERS OF JUSTICE consistently delivers the unexpected. Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) returns home from military deployment to look … Continue reading

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‘Little Miss Sunshine’ at 15 – Review

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Deerskin (2019) Review

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Review in Brief: Rare Beasts (2019/21)

Billie Piper’s directorial debut RARE BEASTS is one of the funniest and most profound, but also perhaps the most uncomfortable of films to watch this year. From an opening dinner date scene incorporating discussion of “gummy blowjobs”, Piper is completely … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Black Bear (2020/21)

There have been plenty of meta, reality-bending films about writing a screenplay, many from this century made by Charlie Kaufman. BLACK BEAR boasts a wonderful performance from Aubrey Plaza as an actor turned-writer-director looking for inspiration, but asks you to … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: I Care a Lot (2020/21)

You can easily see why I CARE A LOT has been a divisive film. One ever-reliable truism to fall back on when talking about what makes a compelling film is that a protagonist doesn’t have to be likeable but they … Continue reading

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Fargo at 25 – Review

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Memories of Murder (2003) Review

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Review: The Lighthouse (2019)

THE LIGHTHOUSE is an experience, and no mistake, but it’s an experience I’d struggle to sell. Much like director Robert Eggers’ previous film THE WITCH, it’s fascinating, but it’s an acquired taste. Two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) … Continue reading

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