Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 309: Tue Nov 5

V for Vendetta (McTegiue, 2006): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm

This 35mm presentation (part of the 5th November special with Michael Reeves' Witchfinder General) is the annual Capital Celluloid choice for November 5th.

Chicago Reader review:
A popcorn movie that preaches mass rebellion against the government—what's not to like? After milking The Matrix for two superfluous sequels, writer-producers Andy and Larry Wachowski adapt a 1989 graphic novel by David Lloyd and Alan Moore; set in a futuristic Great Britain, the movie follows a masked figure (Hugo Weaving) as he carries out a series of assassinations and tries to unite the cowed populace against a totalitarian national-security state. The swashbuckling first hour is superior to the second, which bursts at the seams with backstory, but a rousing climax makes this the most potent piece of agitpop in years.
JR Jones

Here (and above) is an extract.

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