A Private War
Crazy Rich Asians
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The crisp images and Bill Foster's unnerving ambient sound of hovering copters enormously aid this low-budget powder keg.
Hyperkinetic, perceptive though derivative.
Pups looks ragged and slammed-together, but that's part of its appeal; the film has a wildness that more care would have killed.
Ash ... is a genuine provocateur-filmmaker.
Raw but effective reworking of Dog Day Afternoon.
If Stevie didn't seem like such a real and basically ordinary teen, the film wouldn't be so compelling.
An eye-opening examination of contemporary youth violence and American gun culture.
'Pups' is about very emotive subjects (gun crime and gun ownership in the US, the loss of innocence and nihilism of younger generations) that manages raise them without ever turning to didacticism.
It is the sort of film Michael Moore wishes he had the intelligence to produce. It is political without wearing a badge on its sleeve, rather than spending the entire film hammering home an anti-gun message it treats us as adults.
But that's not really what I wanted to talk about because the political message is of secondary importance. Foremost this film is a very very dark comedy that is playful with convention and whilst not perfect (it lacks pace at points, Rockie can be annoying) it is beautifully crafted and well worth anyone's time.
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