2 items from 2013
This article is dedicated to Andrew Copp: filmmaker, film writer, artist and close friend who passed away on January 19, 2013. You are loved and missed, brother.
Looking at the Best Actor Academy Award nominations for the film year 2012, the one miss that clearly cries out for more attention is Liam Neeson’s powerful performance in Joe Carnahan’s excellent survival film The Grey, easily one of the best roles of Neeson’s career.
Along with negligence, other factors commonly prevent outstanding lead acting performances from getting the kind of critical attention they deserve. Sometimes it’s that the performance is in a film not considered “Oscar material” or even worthy of any substantial critical attention. »
- Terek Puckett
Review by Andrew McArthur
Luis Prieto’s British made update of Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 film, Pusher, received its world premiere at last year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, and now the gripping, adrenaline fuelled ride, which is by far one of the most exciting British crime thrillers in recent years comes to DVD and Blu-ray.
Frank (Richard Coyle) may just be London’s most unlucky drug dealer. After a deal goes horrendously wrong, he finds himself owing a ruthless Serbian crime boss over £55,000. In a desperate search for money, Frank soon finds his life spiralling out of control and relationships with those around him beginning to crumble.
It is hard to deviate from certain traditional elements in this genre, for example, risky deals and unrelenting »
2 items from 2013
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