Friday, February 02, 2007


Just a quick post to sing the praises of a couple of movies you may have missed. These two had very brief runs in cinema but are now available on DVD.

Firstly Brick. This is a lovely American noir shot in a curiously deserted high school about a tougher than you imagine young student trying to find out how his ex girlfriend died. Nice performances, low budget and a story that works.

Secondly Once Upon a Time in the Midlands. An ensemble cast - Ricky Tomlinson, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke and Robert Carlisle play out a slightly-more-complicated-than-usual love triangle in seedy Nottingham pursued by Glasgow gangsters and overshadowed by daytime TV everywhere. Laughed out loud at least four times. Set with a spaghetti western soundtrack.

Both these have redeemed the day off ironing in the afternoon experience.


Reel Fanatic said...

I was sceptical going into Brick that they could really pull off a real noir set in an American high school, but they definitely did ... it's the best high-school I've seen since Election

Mike Peatman said...

Ricky Tomlinson and Robert Carlisle in Nottingham. Sounds unmissable

Chris said...

I've just signed up to, so I'll add them to the list of titles to send me.