Toby Jones and Tonia Sotiropoulou in Berberian Sound Studio by Peter Strickland

Berberian Sound Studio (Netflix Canada picks)

Peter Strickland, UK, 2012, 92 minutes

When I saw Peter Strickland’s strange, Lynch-esque love letter to giallo at TIFF 2012, I was quite taken with it, but expressed some reservations about the ending.  I stand by that review but I have to say that watching this film, first at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto, then on Blu-ray at home, it has really held up for me, and is a welcome addition to Netflix. Of the various postmodern giallo mashups we’ve seen in the last few years, for me this is still the best.

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