Also showing: The Decoy Bride, A Man's Story, Cleanskin, Hard Boiled Sweets, Payback Season
Sunday 11 March 2012
The Decoy Bride (89 mins, 12A)
There are five low-budget British films out this week, none of them worthy of a cinema release. The first one is The Decoy Bride, a sub-Curtis romantic comedy set on a Hebridean island. David Tennant plays an author who's due to marry a Hollywood goddess (Alice Eve) until he meets her lowly stand-in (Kelly Macdonald). It's as short of laughs as it is of logic.
A Man's Story (103 mins, 15)
Superficial documentary about Ozwald Boateng. Bizarrely, it skips straight past his rise to fame, leaving us with a bland video diary of his success as a designer.
Cleanskin (108 mins, 15)
In flashbacks, a Muslim student (Abhin Galeya) becomes a suicide bomber. In the present day, a secret agent (Sean Bean) hunts him down. Contentious stuff, then, which makes the clumsy execution especially troubling.
Hard Boiled Sweets (86 mins, 15)
Various cops and crooks double-cross each other in neon-lit Southend. A film with more wit and colour than most Britflicks about Cockney gangsters.
Payback Season (87 mins, 15)
A footballer, Adam Deacon, is blackmailed by a thug from the estate where he grew up. Deacon's "Rising Star" Bafta is looking less appropriate than ever.
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Art Megumi Igarashi criticises Japan's 'backwards' attitude to women's sexual expression
tv Singer could become the most unlikely star of Westeros
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Student jailed for hacking University of Birmingham computers to improve his grades
- 2 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 4 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
- 5 The most powerful passports in the world
MasterChef 2015: Simon Wood named winner
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins
Sherlock series 4: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have to be 'persuaded' to return, says Steven Moffat
London Marathon: Best running songs from Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar to 'Uptown Funk'
Oldest footage of London landmarks released
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election