Big release this week is obviously The Hunger Games, which I assume, following the lead of Battleship, is a big-budget Hungry Hungry Hippos adaptation. But sod it – we’ve been quite excited about Spike off of Press Gang’s Wild Bill since last year’s London Film Festival so…
IN YOUR HUNGRY FACE, HUNGER GAMES! Boom!
Not that we want you to leave us, but here’s a nice article about film criticism in the 60s/70s.
Or you could stick around and read a MostlyFilm article from this week. All crackers:
There’s Always Two Lawyers, Kenneth Lonergan talking about screenwriting.
Sweeney Todd, our review of the new stage production.
The Ever-Expanding White Cube, on the art gallery chain.
Black Coal Heart, on the somewhat overlooked genre of British noir.
Join us next week for smooches, aliens, tiny furniture and a load of slap.
5 thoughts on “The Back Page – March 23 2012”
Oooh…I recognise Nunhead Cemetery from that trailer…
I cannot stress strongly enough how good Wild Bill is. I went in last year for a screening with no expectations at all and hoping it wouldn’t be bad. I came out raving. A fantastic film, as well as a great first time directorial effort. There’s a genuine affection for all of the characters, a real warmth to the story – if you’re not rooting for them all by the end you are quite heartless.
It’s not often that a genuine British production is this great, so go see!
No what? Not to go and see? There really does seem to be a buzz around this one…
It’s a justifiable buzz, that rare thing. It’s better than Hunger Games anyway.