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  • Fast Girls 2012

    ★★ Watched 21 Apr, 2014

    Oh dear. I can't help but chuckle at the irony of a film so cannily tailored to cash in on the excited buzz of the 2012 London Olympics having permission refused to mention the words 'Olympics' 'London' and '2012' in proximity within the script!

    So instead our plucky underdog from the wrong side of the tracks, played by Being Human's Lenore Crichlow, instead gets to compete in the 2011 World Championships. Whatever that is.

    Formulaic isn't the word here. This…

  • Bradford Riots

    ★★ Watched 20 Apr, 2014

    Prior to the riots of 2011, the rioting that occurred in the Manningham district of Bradford on the night of July 7th, 2001 was probably the largest the UK had seen since the 1980s.

    It was the powder keg ignited by the spark of weeks of threats and activities from the NF and BNP culminating in confrontation between them and the Anti-Nazi League. Taking individual stories, principally that of Karim (Sacha Dhawan) a young student home on leave from University…

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  • Berberian Sound Studio 2012

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Jan, 2013 10

    My word.

    What an amazing film.

    Firstly if you're a nerd for the aesthetics of film, you'll love it. The 70s setting, the Giallo references are all perfect that you don't think of it as a present day film set in the 70s, this could be a lost forgotten 70s film.

    Secondly, if you're a nerd for the mechanics of film, the technology, you'll REALLY love it.

    I belong in the former camp really but this film has really given…

  • A Field in England 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Jul, 2013 23

    Oh Wheatley you weird mad fucker. You're just not happy unless your audience is completely and utterly bemused are you? Just when you give us something we can all grasp easily and find palatable (albeit dark of course) in Sightseers, you go and throw up this one.

    Imagine if Michael Reeves took an LSD trip when making The Witchfinder General. Think of Peter Watkins Culloden or Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo's Winstanley on shrooms. Chuck in a liberal dose of…