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Anticlimax by the brilliant Meadows
on 23 October 2017
Best British movie since Trainspotting? No. This film is overrated. I enjoyed and admired all Shane Meadows films, except for 'This is England' which left me cold and bored. Two stars for the actors. I thought Dead Man's Shoes was much better than This is England.
In terms of dysfunctional characters in British films I recommend 'Made in Britain' and 'Meantime'. Directed by Alan Clarke (Scum-Ray Winstone) Made in Britain is Tim Roth's debut film. We get to spend 75 minutes with Roth's skin headed character as he screams abuse at foreigners, verbally abuses figures of authority, smashes up a job centre, steals cars, urinates on his case files (Medical,Psychology case history), and sniffs glue. Brilliant.'Meantime', directed and written by Mike Leigh, also featuring Tim Roth.
Best movie since Trainspotting? Methinks Lock Stock, My Summer of Love, Snatch, Dead Mans Shoes are much better than 'This is England'.