A documentary that investigates the meticulous process of film-making in all the three phases of production, told from the perspectives of Egyptian film-makers, celebrities, and other contributors to the film industry.
A loan shark gives ex-con Nick a period of 24 hours in order to pay back the money he owes. Up against it, Nick involves his best mate on a multi-part mission in order to raise the cash ... See full summary »
Kenneth (who likes to call himself Kay) begins to realise he's just another wannabe bad boy... even less than a loser in fact. After quitting his job at Laimsbury's, Kay vows to become a ... See full summary »
Reluctantly Bill agrees to spend a weekend on his brother-in-law's boat in the Bahamas. But he and his wife are not the only invited passengers, and instead of a few relaxing days at sea ... See full summary »
Two American mafiosi, Gino and Settimo, take refuge in the Glasgow cafe owned by their Scottish/Italian cousin. But cousin Roberto isn't the tough guy they'd expected. His strengths are ... See full summary »
David Blair directs this powerful British Drama, loosely inspired by John Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men'. Set in Nottingham, the film revolves around the relationship between the ... See full summary »
Violent With All The Faults Of British Cinema From The Period
Another British film from the early 21st Century and like so many other Brit flicks it revolves around a bunch of hardened gangsters
" Wow Theo I think you might have to elaborate ? "
Do I have to ? To be fair it's not one of those embarrassing Guy Ritchie inspired comedy gangster movies that tries and fails to bring a smile to the audiences face . Well it does but these scenes are so intermittent and forgettable that they're forgotten about by the half way stage of the next scene
You certainly won't feel like laughing much because this is foul mouthed brutal stuff . Characters are incapable of opening their mouths without a stream of expletives come gushing out . That's not when they're torturing , beating or murdering one another and some scenes merely exist to shoehorn some explicit mindless violence just in case the audience get bored without ten minutes of graphic violence . Perhaps the producers should concentrated on developing the story a bit more
This is one of two problems with THE CREW . As other people have been quick to point out the film is trying to be complex but just ends up confused as rival firms cross , double cross and triple cross one another so much so that you'll be lost as to why the latest victim is getting ripped off or tortured . By having a Serbian gang as one of the protagonists you're also reminded of LAYER CAKE and how much superior that was to the Ritchie wannabes
The second fundamental fault is that the entire look of the film . Again other commentators have brought it up and that is the film never appears cinematic and resembles something shown on Channel 4 at tea time . Did someone mention HOLLYOAKS ? Try and imagine HOLLYOAKS with the F and C words in every sentence along with frequent maimings and murders and you've got a rough idea what THE CREW resembles on a visual level
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