the long overdue return of
WHEN MATES MAKE BOOKS
Carl Neville has a book of essays about British cinema out now. That's underselling it a bit: it's a major work on what happened and didn't happen in the British 90s and 2000s, politically and socially, viewed through the prism of film. One highlight out of many: the reading of Slumdog Millionaire in terms of its Dickensianism. Classless is as stylish and steely an intellectual entertainment as you'd expect from the man also known as the Impostume.