Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 361: Wed Dec 26

Sightseers (Wheatley, 2012): Prince Charles Cinema, 4.15pm
There are very few places open today so why not catch one of the best films released in 2012 at the Prince Charles which is open for business.

Time Out review: 
'There are undoubted high points here – Wheatley’s tried-and-tested knack for coaxing naturalistic, improvisational performances from his actors results in some off-the-cuff hilarity, though Lowe and Oram’s original script presumably contained its fair share of zingers. The bleak mood – familiar to anyone who’s suffered a low-rent English holiday-from-hell – is beautifully sustained, thanks to Wheatley’s unerring eye for a crumbling ruin or a spot of flaky paintwork. Sightseers’ is a film to file alongside the likes of ‘Somers Town’ by Shane Meadows and Michael Winterbottom’s ‘A Cock and Bull Story’: a diverting, enjoyable but not entirely successful experiment, and a minor film from a major director. Someone, get this man a proper budget.'
Tom Huddleston

Here is the trailer.

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