Thursday, 1 March 2018
twenty-seven word reviews of Deutschland 83 and The End of the F***king World
The End of the F***king World (Channel 4): ‘Brit noir’, reminiscent of Sightseers (2012); similarly powered by a perverse love of drab British interiors, landscapes, thwarted lives; twentysomething lead actors (playing teens) are just – wow. Recommended.
Deutschland 83 (Netflix): Compelling drama about East German agent infiltrating West German army; believably messy depiction of political/ espionage worlds (Smiley-esque, not 007). Real events as backdrop; a history lesson.
And we've been watching Altered Carbon; hasn't everyone? (Or, perhaps: hasn't everyone within a very small Facebook microclimate?). Box sets are the new films.