A Week In Film #333: N00bs

St George's Day title screen
St George’s Day
Directorial debut by Frank Harper, who despite solid performances (Between The Lines, A Room For Romeo Brass, The Football Factory, term, South West Nine) has never really had the opportunities other flashier actors of his vintage have been offered.

It’s not a great film – it’s about a pair of cockney bad boy cousins (Harper and Craig Fairbrass) trying to go straight(ish) whilst displaying all the hallmarks of a midlife crisis – but it has really interesting creative flourishes, particularly in blocking, framing and lighting. Sure the dialogue is at times hackneyed, and there’s really not enough for the female members of the cast to be getting their teeth into, but it is watchable, and it feels like the crew is committed to it, which is a good sign.

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