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4 items from 2015


North v South review – Romeo and Juliet caught up in gang war

15 October 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Despite its semi-interesting premise, a new take on star-crossed lovers, Steven Nesbit’s low-budget Brit gangster flick fails to deliver

This week’s geezerfest has a semi-interesting premise – dividing up a bizarro Britain along Romeo and Juliet lines, as blossoming young love threatens the tenuous truce between regional heavies – but no sense of how to develop it. Instead, variably grizzled types (Bernard Hill and Freema Agyeman repping the north; Steven Berkoff and Keith Allen the south) sit around picking their teeth and casually lobbing C-bombs at one another, while a florid Elliott Tittensor voiceover strives to assure us the stakes are being raised. With writer-director Steve Nesbit preoccupied with delaying his under-budgeted action, an odd listlessness takes over: you just want Danny Dyer to stroll on and tell everyone to stop poncing about.

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- Mike McCahill

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Trailer for British crime thriller North v South

7 October 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you an exclusive clip from Steven Nesbit’s hard-hitting British thriller North v South [watch it here], and now ahead of its release later this month we have the official trailer; check it out here…

The rival criminal underworlds from the North and South of the UK have a long history of hostility but an unspoken, grudging understanding keeps them from all out gang-warfare. It s a fine line that must never be crossed, and if it is, all hell will break loose.

North v South is on general release from October 16th, with a cast that includes Brad Moore, Bernard Hill, Steven Berkoff, Freema Agyeman, Elliott Tittensor, Charlotte Hope, Keith Allen, Geoff Bell, Steve Evets and Greta Scacchi.

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- Gary Collinson

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Exclusive clip from hard-hitting British thriller North v South

1 October 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the upcoming release of Steven Nesbit’s hard-hitting British thriller North v South – which had its World Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival and is set for general release later this month – we’ve got an exclusive clip from the film, which you can watch below…

The rival criminal underworlds from the North and South of the UK have a long history of hostility but an unspoken, grudging understanding keeps them from all out gang-warfare. It s a fine line that must never be crossed, and if it is, all hell will break loose.

North v South is on general release from October 16th, with a cast that includes Brad Moore, Bernard Hill, Steven Berkoff, Freema Agyeman, Elliott Tittensor, Charlotte Hope, Keith Allen, Geoff Bell, Steve Evets and Greta Scacchi.

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- Gary Collinson

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Emilia Clarke’s ‘Spike Island’ Set for U.S. Distribution by Level 33

25 March 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Level 33 Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to coming-of-age story “Spike Island,” which stars “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke, Variety has learned exclusively.

Level 33 plans a theatrical release in May.

Elliott Tittensor, Rob James-Collier (“Downton Abbey”), Lesley Manville (“Maleficent”) and Kaya Scodelario (“The Maze Runner”) also star along with Adam Long, Oliver Heald, Antonia Thomas, Michael Socha, Jordan Murphy and Nico Mirallegro.

The film, which was released in 2013 in the U.K. by Universal Pictures and Vertigo Films, also features the songs of the British rock band the Stone Roses.

Mat Whitecross (“Road to Guantanamo”) directed from Chris Coghill’s script. Producers are Esther Douglas and Fiona Neilson.

The story centers on members of a wannabe rock band in Manchester who hatch a plan to hand-deliver their demo tape to their idols, the Stone Roses, at the band’s impending gig at Spike Island. When the friends’ tickets fail to materialize, »

- Dave McNary

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