Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A Good Night In

Film 4 are currently running a season of British Cinema. Last night I was treated to a fine nights entertainment. Kicking off the bill was Dog Altogether, a directorial debut from Paddy Considine. This won a BAFTA in 2008 for best short film. Well deserved I think. It is however a very bleak and harrowing tale of a highly unstable and violent man. Set in a grim and gritty part of the U.K the tone of the film is a true reflection of its setting. Short and not very sweet but a good watch none the less.

The film that followed was Shane Meadows 2004 feature, Dead Man's Shoes. Really glad I finally got to see it. Paddy Considine gives another stunning performance and the film is thoroughly gripping from beginning to end. Check it out.

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