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★★★

Berberian Sound Studio is a bit mad, but also a bit uninteresting. It’s received rave reviews, including PB in the Guardian, but it failed to move me. Part-horror and part-thriller, the visual and audio effects are visceral and stunningly crafted, and the acting is very good (especially lead actor Toby Jones). However the plot veers from non-existent to mental in the final 20 minutes, and I left Dalston’s Rio Cinema wondering what all the fuss was about. Easy to admire but hard to love – one for the uber-auteurs perhaps?

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