Slade in Flame (1975) – Richard Loncraine

British music films are a funny old breed, most tend to stick to the A Hard Day's Night template of the band playing songs interspersed with a few wacky situations for 90 minutes. Sometimes there's an attempt at a story, and almost always they involve some kind of journey too. They're always quite light and... Continue Reading →

Dog (2001) – Andrea Arnold

Thematically linked in a few ways to Arnold's later Fish Tank, this short film seesĀ Arnold finding her artistic feet and paves the way for what would become her Oscar winning short Wasp. Leah is a council-estate teen whose mum screams abuse at her when she leaves the flat rather than waving tutty-bye. Even if you... Continue Reading →

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