They made me do it!
Not sure what to make of this. It’s competent on all levels, but lacks a conclusion. Will is an arse at the beginning, and worse by the end. There’s no final image to show us what his new badness looks like. We don’t see him change, only know something has happened to him. Who is he after all this has happened to him?
Apparently this video keeps dropping off Twitter. I hope Terry Harris doesn’t mind me posting it here. Everyone should watch a very articulate sixth year medical student unwrap Boris Johnson’s PR stunt, and the Tories attacks on the NHS.
This is a really engaging, powerful piece of filmmaking. It has a slow deliberate pace that makes you feel every tear soaked ounce of Sadie’s pain, and rage. In lesser, possibly male hands, this would end up being a cut-price cross between the A Team and Death Wish. Here it is a careful study of what it takes to find strength and resolve, from pain and grief.
For some reason Facebook always makes me think of a line by @Test_Dept. The last track Corridor of Cells, on their 1986 album The Unacceptable Face of Freedom, contains the lyric that sums up the giant. “Domestic fascism. Armed with a TV smile.”