February 22, 2019


We move now from rollicking entertainment to grim and slow-moving but fascinating social realism. Everyday gives us Jon Simm as a father-of-three who’s been banged up for five years. Filmed over a real time period of the same length, the film achieves an...

February 16, 2019


This one got a bagful awards, and it may have deserved them. The Escapist earns its place in our little list by providing an original and unpredictable (and, if truth be told, difficult to follow) twist to the usually routine escape-plan pic. The fil...

February 2, 2019

 Welcome to the first in a short series on British prison films. There may not be a mountain of great films in this genre, but the best ones are crackers!


Known as The Concrete Jungle in the States, Joseph Losey’s film is a hard-edged examination...

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