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  • Seitokai Yakuindomo the Movie

  • Help

    ★★★½

  • Daimajin

    ★★★★

  • In the Mood for Love

    ★★★★½

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  • Seitokai Yakuindomo the Movie

    Seitokai Yakuindomo the Movie

    The occasional moments of genuinely good humour are watered down by a deluge of sexual innuendos that grow increasingly tiresome after each episode. Every few minutes there’s an irritating chibi cutaway or a noisy slapstick punchline – it seems that, while quick to poke fun at other genres, SYD fails to avoid the common pitfalls of its own. The quality of the gags only deteriorates once the second season comes around, and the remainder of the series – movie included – turns into a test of how many penis jokes one person can endure before being driven insane.

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  • Help

    Help

    Difficult viewing – quite literally in some cases, as the film’s extensive use of shallow focus captures care worker Sarah’s fatigue to nauseating effect. The film’s greatest achievement, however, is its suffocatingly tense 26-minute single take sequence, in which Sarah is left to her own devices as a resident is hit with severe Covid symptoms during a night shift. If you weren’t already angry about how the UK government has handled the pandemic, then you may well be once you’ve watched this.

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  • Spenser Confidential

    Spenser Confidential

    The film manages to throw in some of the things it excels at after its mostly dull final act, leaving viewers feeling pretty disappointed that this clearly passionate cast and crew weren't given a better story to work with. As a whole, Spenser Confidential just about manages to be a passable comedy-thriller, but sadly it's far from being a remotely memorable one.

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    Leung and Cheung’s expertly restrained performances are elevated by unparalleled cinematography from Christopher Doyle, accompanied by similarly beautiful costume design and music. Breathtaking in the moment and even more affecting in hindsight, In the Mood for Love continues to set the bar for romance on film.

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