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Plastic [2014]

Plastic [2014] is an absolute example of how to make a film that looks, sounds, and smells like a slick, glossy, YA (it doesn’t present as YA, but…

Alpha Papa (Alan Partridge) [2013]

Alpha Papa, like so many other comedy-series-turned-feature-length films, is entertaining but ultimately feels unworthy of the big screen format. Steve Coogan reprises his role as Alan Partridge, and…

The Football Factory [2004]

Starring the always ‘ard Danny Dyer, The Football Factory is based on the controversial debut novel by John King. Like the book, the film depicts the adventures of…

Filth [2013]

Based on the 1998 novel by Irvine Welsh, directed, produced and screenplay written by Jon S Baird, Filth tells the story of bent Scottish polis officer Bruce Robertson (James…

The Sweeney [2012]

Extremely promising British Gangster/Police action drama film remake of the 70s TV show starring the generally superb Ray Winstone and rapper Plan B (AKA Ben Drew) of ill…

The Fall of the Essex Boys [2013]

Ever since I (and almost everyone else in Melbourne) got my hands on the leaked copy of the first season of Underbelly, with the missing external sound from…

Magicians [2007]

Comedian pair David Mitchell and Robert Webb team up in this rather dark comedy about a pair of not-so-successful magicians. Harry Kane (Mitchell) discovers that his wife is…

Dredd [2012]

Based on the 1977 English comic from the pages of science fiction anthology 2000AD, this Brittish/South African adaptation has, thankfully, nothing to do with the painfully glitzy, Stalone-raspberry-earning,…

Licence to Kill (007) [1989]

Timothy Dalton’s second (and last, due to an unfortunate and pretty stupid series of litigations and petty arguments amongst various production companies) Bond film is the precursor to…

Dr No (007) [1962]

On strict orders from my girlfriend, we are revisiting most (if not all of the bond films). We thought we’d start at the beginning as it had been…