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  • Face

    Face

    ★★★½

    Mike Leigh's Heat.

    Well, not totally, but arguably the best self-consciously 90s British film starring Robert Carlyle and about crime being a viable career for the non-intellectual in a Britain ravaged by Thatcherism and a people jaded with socialism so much so that they adopt the capitalist mentality as a last resort that I've watched tonight.

    Pretty silly when Phil Davis starts shooting at armed police in Hackney or something with his infinite ammo shotgun, but this is slick and…

  • T2 Trainspotting

    T2 Trainspotting

    ★★★

    "Blood, mixing with the pish."

    Maybe I was too harsh on this first time round. I still think it's deeply silly, messy and full of hot air where there should be consistency in narrative focus and more precise and subtle nuances about middle-age in post-Thatcher Scotland, but I'll be damned if I didn't enjoy it more this time round.

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