All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Michael Fassbender’

EMPIRE: Bleak docudrama of Bobby Sands’ IRA hunger strike

Posted November 03, 2011 | By EMPIRE

1981, HM Maze. IRA inmates refuse to wear prison stripes, starting a protest to attain political prisoner status. When it fails, one, Bobby Sands (Fassbender), begins a hunger strike. But is it … Read More

The Independant : Hunger, Steve McQueen

Posted 02 Novembder 2008 | By Jonathon Romney

This year has unexpectedly brought signs of a resurgence of that endangered-presumed-lost creature, the British art film. I’m thinking of, among others, Joanna Hogg’s Unrelated, Duane Hopkins’ forthcoming Better Things, and two … Read More

The Telegraph : An unforgettable portrait of battered and self-battering masculinity

Posted October 31, 2008 | By Sukhdev Sandhu

It’s an intense and supremely cold examination of the Republican dirty protests of the early 1980s and of the final days of Bobby Sands that feels like an act of excavation. It … Read More

TwitchFilm : Eden Lake Review

Posted September 15, 2008 | By James Dennis

The ironically titled Eden Lake is anything but ironic in its execution. A horror genre hybrid, that seamlessly mixes elements of backwoods horror (Deliverance, Southern Comfort, Calvaire), slasher (Friday 13th, The Texas … Read More

The Guardian : Exceptionally well made, ruthlessly extreme, relentlessly upsetting

Posted September 12, 2008 | By Peter Bradshaw

Seriously bloody horrible in every particular, and uncompromisingly bleak to the very end, this looks to me like the best British horror film in years: nasty, scary and tight as a drum. … Read More

Eden Lake: A great movie (if you can stomach it)

Posted September 11, 2008 | By Chris Tookey

At last! Here’s a first-rate British horror film that taps into our deepest fears and offers a thought-provoking insight into such topical subjects as knife crime and gang culture.Though nightmarish and visceral, … Read More

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