MEDUSA DELUXE – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Medusa Deluxe is what you would get if Ru Paul made a murder mystery Russian Ark – and somehow, it’s even better than that sounds. Homicide is afoot at a British regional hairdressing competition. Shot ostensibly in a single take, the magic of Medusa Deluxe doesn’t lie in the overarching whodunnit so much as the how-did-he-do-it. The “he” in question applies perhaps as much to cinematographer Robbie Ryan as it does writer/director Tom Hardiman. That Medusa Deluxe is Hardiman’s feature debut is astonishing. Medusa Deluxe is one of the year’s most fun movies.

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THE OUTLAWS – Review by Martha K Baker

Trust Stephen Merchant — all 6 feet and 7 inches of him — and his humor and insight. Known for his collaborations with Ricky Gervais on The Office and Extras and as an actor on those television rockumentaries and in movies, such as Jojo Rabbit, Merchant brings both talents to a brilliant, six-part British dramedy, The Outlaws.

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