London to Brighton (2006)

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Judging by some of the films I have seen recently the British film industry is alive and well. In addition to Shane Meadows and his fantastic films Dead Man’s Shoes (2005) and This is England (2006) there appears to be another British film maker worthy of attention. After a recent chat about film, fellow cult film buff Julian recommended that I watch London to Brighton (2006), a film that I had not heard of before until he mentioned it to me.

I watched it last night and was very impressed. This is a gritty urban thriller that pulls no punches and, even though they are completely different films, I have to say that I enjoyed this more than This is England. I do not want to say too much more about the film as I do not want to spoil the plot for potential viewers. The director, Paul Andrew Williams, is certainly one to keep an eye on. Rather than just opting for a run-of-the-mill British gangster film London to Brighton offers something quite unique and demands much more attention than it has received. It has been recently released on DVD in the UK.
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