Now, I’ve always had a soft spot for STATE OF GRACE - it was unfairly shat upon when it first came out - we got it almost a year after the US and it had a very small release at which time Empire gave it a ** review - no great shakes, the mainstream film press still manages to get it wrong today.
I caught up with it when it was released on rental VHS in early ’92. I was…
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.