BRIAN AND CHARLES – Review by T. J. Callahan

Think of it as The Office with the Monty Python cast of characters inhabiting the cubicles. It’s a super silly Young Frankenstein. Brian, a lonely inventor living in the Welsh countryside, decides to build himself a robot out of the trash he found in the neighborhood rubbish cans. Calling him Charles, he’s no Abby Normal, but an artificially intelligent hunk of scrap metal with a mannequin head and a washing machine body.

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I BLAME SOCIETY – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

We find ourselves in a critical space where words like “mockumentary”, “#MeToo”, and “horror-comedy” seem like unavoidable go-tos, which while not exactly inaccurate, somehow feel collectively a little too milquetoast when it comes to the quite dark and unequivocally magical feat that Gillian Wallace Horvat has accomplished with this low-budget indie treasure.

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BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM – Review by Martha K Baker

Sacha Baron Cohen, a satirist in the classic tradition, does not raise laughter so much as he raises goosebumps by being outrageous and atrocious while straddling the truth. His satire stands on the shoulders of Jonathan Swift, the 17th-century Irishman, who knew a modest proposal when he wrote one. Baron Cohen has written another. And it bites immodestly.

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