3 items from 2015
Writer-director Steve Nesbit’s (North v South) feature follows a former boxer who must train a charge for a bare-knuckle encounter in a bid to raise money to save his local gym.
Brad Moore (Montana) stars (and co-writes) alongside Alan Ford (Snatch), Denise Van Outen (The Only Way Is Essex) and Matt Barber (Downton Abbey), while there are also roles for Ricky Tomlinson (The Royle Family), Paul Barber (The Full Monty) and stand-up Tom Crane.
Shoot will take place in and around Leeds until October 16. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
London/La-based outfit The Little Film Company has added a hat trick of titles to its slate on the eve of the Cannes Marche.
They play a serial killer masquerading as a small town barber and a young man looking to get into the business of murder.
The film centres on a young man with mental health issues who becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant before his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
The Long Good Friday, 1980.
Directed by John Mackenzie.
A ruthless English gangster’s empire starts to fall after a series of bombings over the Easter weekend.
Britain has always made good gangster films but there was always an angle to them, a little something that the filmmakers honed in on so they offered slightly more than the ultra-violent mob movies coming out of America. But in 1980 The Long Good Friday arrived and gave British crime movies a new, for the UK anyway, edge; a gangster film that was actually about gangsters and what they do.
But despite the gritty nature of the script and the raw production values it was the central performance by a then relatively unknown Bob Hoskins as Harold »
- Gary Collinson
3 items from 2015
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