The Scottish drama that you probably didn’t know about created by the talented former ‘Skins’ writer Jesse Brittain.
‘Clique’ follows Holly McStay played by a relatively new comer called Synnøve Karlsen (When you watch this show you’d think she’s been doing this for ages). Holly is a university student just beginning her first year in Edinburgh with her best pal since childhood Georgia Cunningham (How rare is that in real life?)
One day they go into a lecture led by the charismatic Jude McDermid and her brand of feminism lures both Holly and Georgia to discover more.
James Douglas (Aaron Taylor-Johnson): I serve Robert Bruce; join us to free our land.
Outlaw King begins with the beautiful shot of a candle burning which I believe is symbolic in the way it represents the continuing fire burning within the Scottish people to revolt against the occupying English army. This symbol could be likened to the context of Scottish Independence today in modern politics with Scotland’s candle still burning…..
Love, My Way in a Northern Town follows Rosanna, a 17 year old brought up in a middle to high class family, Her parents made their money in the mining industry which is now beginning to decline with the rise of Thatcherism. As an English girl trying to fit into Scottish society, Rosanna struggles when she falls in love with a boy from a working class family. As they bond over their shared taste of music, they realise they’re more similar than they thought in 1980’s Glasgow.
Howard Stambler (John Goodman): I’m sorry, but no one’s looking for you.
Haunting words for the beginning of a film, wouldn’t you agree. 10 Cloverfield Lane is a tension driven drama that we view through the eyes of Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) a confused car accident victim who wakes in a bunker owned by one Howard Stambler (John Goodman). The majority of the film takes place within Stamblers underground ‘safe place’ adding to the tension.
Alejandro Gillick(Benicio Del Toro): You should move to a small town, somewhere the rule of law still exists. You will not survive here. You are not a wolf, and this is a land of wolves now.
After being attracted to Villeneuve’s work through Prisoners (2013) I pushed myself to watch anything really by this director, he seems to have a thing for grabbing you by the throat and making your heart stop due to the nerve-wrecking tension.