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  • The Girls on F Street

    The Girls on F Street

    ★★★★

    Very impressive mix of exploitation eroticism and self-deprecating meditation, which I didn’t see coming at all from BYNWR. The narration is often poetic and confrontational, and the way it glides in and out of each fantasy (and the fantasies within them) gives an unsettling yet sardonic feel to the standard-issue sleaze. While all the rest of the site’s bizarre content have simply been ancient relics of a more unruly time, Maidens of Fetish Street (which is its actual title; don’t…

  • Ray & Liz

    Ray & Liz

    ★★★

    ALAN CLARKE LIVES

    (and he is FURIOUS)

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  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    ★½

    Eyes Wide Shit.

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★★½

    Me: Do you like Mary Harron’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho?

    Snooty Film Analyst: It’s OK.

    Me: The later scenes are a little too abstract for my tastes, but when Bateman’s monologuing carries on throughout all 102 minutes, I think it really comes into its own, commercially and artistically. The whole film has a clear, crisp look, and an old sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives Andrzej Sekula’s cinematography a big boost. Mary Harron's been compared to…