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The Last of England (1988)

 |  Drama  |  18 July 1988 (Japan)
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The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.

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Gay Gaynor
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The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher. Written by International Film Circuit <ifcplanet@aol.com>

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Emperor's New Clothes?
11 December 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This is the sort of movie which is usually defended with a phrase such as 'Oh you clearly didn't understand' or 'It's narrative is too unorthodox'. The sad fact is the film's limited distribution is due to its own wretched pretensions rather than its intelligence. A barrage of depressing images (man shoots up, man humps portrait of woman and so on) and an endless meandering dialogue is not enough to make a film involving. Jarman's intention is clear, Thatcher's Britain was every bit as horrible as it is shown to be here but surely there were better ways to articulate that. His work remains infuriating rather than involving and for that reason alone this film must be judged a failure.


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