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Journeyman – A life on the ropes in Paddy Considine’s hard-hitting drama

After the bleak world of Tyrannosaur (2011), Paddy Considine’s latest directorial feature seems a million miles away in comparison. Indeed, when Journeyman begins it is surprisingly light in tone, the smiling faces of Matty Burton (Considine) and his family almost at odds with what we’re expecting from the writer-director. Yet what starts as a simple story about a boxer … Continue reading “Journeyman – A life on the ropes in Paddy Considine’s hard-hitting drama”

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Journeyman – A life on the ropes in Paddy Considine’s hard-hitting drama

After the bleak world of Tyrannosaur (2011), Paddy Considine’s latest directorial feature seems a million miles away in comparison. Indeed, when Journeyman begins it is surprisingly light in tone, the smiling faces of Matty Burton (Considine) and his family almost at odds with what we’re expecting from the writer-director. Yet what starts as a simple story about a boxer […]

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Free Fire – Bullets and jokes fly fast in Ben Wheatley’s latest

A dingy warehouse in the middle of nowhere doesn’t seem like the most obvious place for an action-thriller shootout, or even the most ambitious setting for a film. Yet although Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire barely leaves the four walls of this abandoned building, his inventive story, brilliant cast of characters and superb direction has resulted in a … Continue reading Free Fire – Bullets and jokes fly fast in Ben Wheatley’s latest

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