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  • Salome's Last Dance

    Salome's Last Dance

    ★★★★

    "What our production lacks in stagecraft, we hope to make up for in enthusiasm."

    Guy Fawkes Day, 1892. A brothel in London. A private staging of Oscar Wilde's banned play Salome for its author and sole spectator. An outrageous spectacle the likes of which only Ken Russell would think to conjure up. And because Russell never met a lily he couldn't gild, he can't resist putting the phrase "grossly indecent" in Wilde's mouth at the start of the performance.

  • Wilde

    Wilde

    ★★★

    "It's perfectly monstrous how people say things behind one's back that are absolutely true."

    The parallels between this film, made two decades ago, and last year's The Happy Prince are rather striking, I must say. From the use of Wilde's children's story The Selfish Giant as a throughline (first told to his own children to entertain them, then used to comment on the circumstances of his downfall) on down through the bitter sniping of his first lover, the discreet Robbie…

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  • Gaslight

    Gaslight

    What's that? You say there's a movie called Gaslight? Sorry, dear. Never heard of it. You must have imagined the whole thing.

  • Saving Christmas

    Saving Christmas

    This "film" has a running time of about 79 minutes. Here's how that breaks down:

    5.5% - Kirk Cameron's smug, hot chocolate-obsessed introduction
    3% - A seemingly unmotivated cutaway to what looks like a much more interesting movie but is, in fact, not (Bonus: We get to see this footage again in its entirety when it's placed in the proper context)
    2.5% - Cheaply animated opening credits set to a ska cover of "Silent Night"
    7.5% - Kirk's "brother-in-law" --…