Its 2006 predecessor is still so powerful and well argued. Looking forward to the follow-up!
I wonder if this will be entertaining retro cheese?
GHOST IN THE SHELL  ★☆☆☆☆
D: Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman).
S: Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Pilou Asbæk.
Unsatisfactory on so many levels. A botched adaptation of an animé landmark.
I love bonkers sci-fi. Will this hit the sweet spot?
Too much slapstick?
SPIDER-MAN 2 is the benchmark for the franchise. Can this best it?
TRAINWRECK was disappointing, but who isn't team Amy Schumer?
PEEP SHOW [seasons 1-9] ★★★★★
Excruciating hilarity. A winning formula of misanthropy. No quarter given to sentimentality.
THE PARTY ★½☆☆☆
D: Sally Potter (Ginger & Rosa, Rage, Yes, Orlando).
S: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall.
Bar Patricia Clarkson's choice put-downs, this is woeful. Over-the-top, substandard, obvious theatrics.
My review: http://www.filmaluation.com/the-party.html
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