The Dressmaker

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The Dressmaker is a mess of a film.  It wildly dives from comedy to melodrama back to comedy (but this time with a darker tinge) and perches all of that on top of a classic Western revenge story.  Yes, it as mental as that sounds.  So why the hell do I love it?

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Steve Jobs

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Making a film about the recently deceased can be difficult.  It can easily descend into a cynical cash grab, taking advantage of people’s sudden need to honour a dead person they didn’t care about much when they were alive.  These biopics are often long, dull and sentimental as they desperately spread their legs towards the Oscars in an attempt to gain critical acclaim.  Steve Jobs somehow manages to dodge this problem.  Directed by Danny Boyle and scripted by Aaron Sorkin it avoids the clichés of the biopic genre and creates something genuinely interesting.

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