Gentlemen

The Gentlemen (2019)

The Gentlemen first published by Sight & Sound, March 2020 Review: Writer/director Guy Ritchie has often been criticised for the ‘mockney’ miscreants who inhabit his early features Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (2000), Revolver (2005) and RocknRolla (2008) – a motley ensemble whose Britishness, Englishness, even Londonishness is a highly artificial construct,…

Penda’s Fen (1974)

Penda’s Fen first published by Little White Lies as the tenth instalment in my Cinema Psychotronicum column “Father, do you think dreams come true?” asks Stephen (Spencer Banks) in Penda’s Fen, David Rudkin’s 1974 teleplay for BBC1 directed by Alan Clarke. “Don’t come true. They are true,” replies Stephen’s father, Reverend Franklin (John Atkinson). “Your dreams…