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REVIEW: Straightheads (2007)

straightpostDirected and Written by : Dan Reed

Starring : Danny Dyer , Gillian AndersonAnthony Calf , Ralph Brown.

Straightheads is a revenge film, and would happily be filed in the “Revenge Film” section of the local rental store, if they had such a section, and if those stores still existed. However, it would be doing it a great disservice to label it as such and leave it at that. It is a revenge film done right. It isn’t the cheesy kind of 80s film which takes a shallow look at the victim-aggressor relationship and wraps it up in corny one liners. Rather, it revels in a surprising amount of depth and moral complexity, happy to occupy the grey areas of the moralistic compass, rather than live at the extremes.

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REVIEW: Tower Block (2012)

Tower-Block-posterSeveral months after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.

DirectedJames NunnRonnie Thompson

Stars:  Sheridan SmithJack O’ConnellRalph Brown

What we thinkTower Block is a pretty decent British thriller, that despite a completely transparent plot it holds the tension extremely well for the duration.

When a group of tenants witness the murder of a young boy they decide to keep quiet, no one saw or heard anything it seems and certainly no one is coming forward.

One year on and someone is still holding a grudge as a sniper starts to pick the residents off one by one from an adjacent building, towards the tower block destined for demolition.

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