81 posts categorized "British Cinema"

March 10, 2024

SLATBURN

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Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does. This ad-free website is dedicated to Agnès Varda and to Luis Buñuel. Punk heart still beating.

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ColeSmithey.comWriter/director Emerald Fennell helps usher in 2023 as the year that Cinema vaulted back to life, with a transgressive black comedy that splashes cum-soaked mud on corporate cinema with tireless glee.

The filmmaker behind another recent masterpiece ("Promising Young Woman") swings for the fences and connects.

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Barry Keoghan is transfixing as Oliver Quick, a social climbing interloper with more background knowledge and cunning strategy than any of his upper class can begin to imagine. The future looks bright for Mr. Keoghan's acting career.

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Ranuchy, bawdy, sexy, and unbound, Saltburn leaves a sticky mark on its viewers.

You may be uncomfortably entertained, but entertained and entranced you will be.

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Sex trumps violence in the new Cinema of satisfaction that 2023 brings to fruition.

Comic book movies be damned. No one's getting laid there.

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Can't wait to see what Emerald Fennell has in store for her audience next.

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Class warfare is wet business.

Drop the panties and briefs.

Rated R. 131 mins.

5 Stars

Cozy Cole

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October 24, 2023

SEVERENCE — SHOCKTOBER!

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Screen Shot 2022-08-28 at 4.12.56 PM"Severance" is just enough of an exploitation satire (think, Roger Corman in his heyday) to hold your interest beyond its gratuitous knife, blood-and-breast recipe for suspense and shock.

A group of international yuppie corporate defense coworkers get caught in an Eastern European trap of horrors when their bus breaks down.

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Okay, so maybe there really isn’t enough satire to compensate for another scream-and-chase slasher flick, but it does try a little.

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The Eastern European landscape of remote back woods adds another frightening element to the gore at hand.

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Oh, the blood, so much blood!

Rated R. 96 mins.

3 Stars SHOCKTOBER!!!!!!Cozy Cole

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October 23, 2023

WITHNAIL AND I — SHOCKTOBER!

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LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST)ColeSmithey.comA British cult film classic seems like just the thing to break Cole and Mike out of their hangover from SHOCKTOBER! Sadly, Mike fell down in the Craft Beer department so we're pretending to drink Stella Artois for our lively discussion. Get out the cutlery, you'll need at least five pieces for episode #77. 

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ColeSmithey.com 5 Stars SF SHOCKTOBER!

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