The brainchild of British cult moviemaking duo Christian James (director) and Dan Palmer (writer, actor), Stalled follows on the heels of feature debut Freak Out. The spare, almost-genius concept is that of a janitor trapped in an toilet cubicle as a zombie outbreak takes hold of the office building where he works. Given that 90% of the film's 84 minute running time occupies such a confined space it's to its maker's credit that Stalled manages to constantly entertain and surprise.
Clearly a case of innovation winning over budget constraints. Stalled is great.
Now I am a massive fan of Brian De Palma and would rate him among my top ten favourite filmmakers. That said, and as much as I love his adaptation, Carrie is not my favourite of his films. Add to this that I am not a lover of remakes. When they're good, they're great - if you take a talented filmmaker and screenwriter who tackle the material in a different way it's interesting and perfectly acceptable but many of the…
Not an F1 fan, nor am I a lover of sports in general but this film is great. The two central performances are both effortless in their greatness and the actors play off each other well. Morgan's script is great and Howard keeps the whole thing buzzing along at a tremendous pace.
I am really surprised by how much I liked this film.
Wow! Now here's a film that lets the viewer think for a change. A brilliant piece of writing and a cracking ensemble headed-up by a terrifically fearless performance from James McAvoy.
Given that it's based on a book by Irvine Welsh there are bound to be comparisons to Danny Boyle's adaptation of Trainspotting but rest assured, Filth holds its own.