3 items from 2016
It’s not often that you get a ‘Bad cop’, ‘worse cop’ type affair when it comes to classic cop films. That, however, is just what you get with War on Everyone, directed by John Michael McDonagh and starring Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Pena. They play two corrupt cops in New Mexico and they don’t give a damn about who they blackmail or frame; until they come across someone even more despicable than they are. Let’s just say, these two detectives couldn’t possibly kiss their mothers with the colourful language they use. In that vein, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the films whose language has raised some questionable eye brows from society. War on Everyone is out in UK cinemas on 7th October.
Wolf Of Wall Street
Pretty large number, right? Well that’s how many times the f-word (in all forms »
- The Hollywood News
Silver Linings Playbook
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The Grapes of Wrath
7 and above.
4 and above.
That was ruff
0 and above.
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- Benjamin Lee
This week Neil Calloway looks at the career of an overlooked director…
Imagine a director who gave early roles to Ray Winstone, Tim Roth and Gary Oldman, who had a film remade by Gus Van Sant, who gave Danny Boyle one of his first producing credits, and who inspired Paul Greengrass.
Alan Clarke was that director, and though he has gone sadly underappreciated, a new season of his films at the British Film Institute, as well as a re-release of his work on blu-ray and DVD, should go some way to restoring his reputation.
Clarke worked largely in television, making the sort of standalone films that gave Mike Leigh and Ken Loach their breaks but are sadly absent from TV nowadays. His films dealt with glue sniffing Neo Nazis, yuppies, football hooligans and the futile cycle of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland; in short, these weren’t the big screen »
- Neil Calloway
3 items from 2016
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