Movie of the Week: Made In Britain (1982)

Alan Clarke directs Tim Roth, Bill Stewart and Geoffrey Hutchings in this made-for-telly British movie following a young skinhead as rebels against every effort to punish or rehabilitate him.

I’ve watched this a few times in the past and always rated it but this watch blew me away. Roth’s debut performance is compulsive, nasty, complex and flawless. A delinquent in complete control. Always breaking down doors, even though he’s nicked the keys. His violence and crime are slowly revealed not to be impulsive acts of thuggery but long game plans of pointless destruction. Vandalism but with a crescendo. “Touching the dog’s arse.” Bring everyone down to his nihilist level. He’s kinda like a skinhead Joker. 16… first role… untrained… fuck me!

10

Perfect Double Bill: American History X (1998)

Check out my wife Natalie’s Point Horror blog https://cornsyrup.co.uk

We also do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here https://letterboxd.com/bobbycarroll/list/the-worst-movies-we-own-podcast-ranking-and/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.