A Week In Film #367: Drama & docs

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The French Connection
Did you ever pick your feet in Poughkeepsie?

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Weekender
Not so great attempt to herald up the heady atmosphere of early nineties British rave culture, full of sloppy or anachronistic production details. Something of a waste of a strong young cast – Jack O’Connell, Zawe Ashton, Tom Meeten – and you never feel very invested in the characters. As for the plot, no, that doesn’t go anywhere either. Directed by Karl Golden from a Chris Coghill script.

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Chasing Madoff
Retreading an amateur investigation into the Ponzi king’s affairs, and how the authorities didn’t take the accusations seriously. Decent doc by Jeff Prosserman.

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From Bedrooms To Billions
Documentary biopic of the British video game industry. Excellent stuff from film makers Anthony and Nicola Caulfield.

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