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‘Saltburn’ review: Not to everyone’s taste, but certainly memorable

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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and Radio Milwaukee’s Dori Zori talk about movies — because that’s what you do when you’re Cinebuds.

Whether it’s food or music or movies, doing anything daring invites the risk of alienation. The more out there you get, the more likely you are to leave people behind.

Make no mistake: Saltburn is out there. Like, WAY out there. So far out there that Dori and Kpolly practically needed passports to review this film — and not just because it takes place in England. Director Emerald Fennell crafted a story that can trick you into thinking you’ve seen something like it before before dropping something so wild that it’ll make you look around the room nervously, even if you’re watching it by yourself.

But weird doesn’t always mean good. So is Saltburn more weird than good, more good than weird, or an equal helping of both? Our Cinebuds share the ratios they settled on in this episode, and you can determine your own by checking out the movie (currently streaming on Amazon Prime). Then, if you want to take it a step further — and have the stomach for it — here are three Saltburn-inspired cocktails cooked up some ... creative bartenders in the Denver area.

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