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Debut Feature, Premiere Talent,
This review is from: Twenty Four Seven [DVD]  (DVD)
The first picture from Midlands based film maker Shane Meadows, is a lyrical and beautifully shot debut, that heralded Meadows as a person to watch. Focusing on one man's dream to bring hope and inspiration back to the kids in his town by opening a boxing club, the film manages to be both poetic & entertaining, funny yet touching and raw but stylish. With gorgeous Black and White photography and a towering central performance from Bob Hoskins, this is a film from Meadows heart, a tribute to the Midlands streets he grew up on. The disc also includes the short "Three Tears For Jimmy Prophet", made by Meadows two years later and starring Paddy Considine as a boxer trying to make sense of the tragedy his life has become. This short has to be seen to be believed, in the economy of the storytelling, and the one man acting school that is Considine's performance.