Film Review: The Duke Of Burgundy

Posted on by 5WC in Film

As I write this the current number one movie in the UK is 50 Shades of Grey. The story of a bondage loving billionaire and a bimbo reporter turned submissive. Of course the fashionable thing to do is to declare the movie nothing but a money making exercise, breathing life into a shockingly written piece of fan fiction, and then as a man, state that you’ll leave it to the female of the species to “go with the girls” and snigger, laugh and cry at the sight of a blindfold and handcuffs.

Or, you can just ignore it, and search out the better offerings currently in the cinema regarding love, relationship and if you want, BDSM. The first two apparently covered by Love Is Strange, although I’m yet to see it so cannot comment, while all three are discussed in Peter Strickland’s latest offering The Duke Of Burgundy. Which I have. Read more