Films By Shane Meadows

Shane Meadows (Small Time & Where's the Money Ronnie, both MIFF 1997) once again proves himself one of Britain's most intriguing visual poets with this thoroughly engaging movie about English childhood. At once insightful and inspirational, Meadows reminds us that it's possible to make extraordinary movies about very ordinary people. Romeo and Gavin have been best mates and neighbours for years. T... Read more
Shane Meadows has fashioned a chilling picture of vengeance in his brilliant and unforgiving [Dead Man's Shoes], a radical shift in tone from his [Once Upon a Time in the Midlands] (MIFF 03) and [A Room for Romeo Brass] (MIFF 00). ... Powerfully acted by co-writer Paddy Considine, Richard is a strong and purposeful man, both an anchor and a rudder for his naive and simple-minded younger brother, A... Read more
“Like a cross between This Is Spinal Tap and Steve Coogan's sitcom Saxondale.” - Independent ... A rollicking rock mockumentary from Shane Meadows (This is England, MIFF 07; Somers Town, MIFF 08) takes us behind the Manchester live music scene, as veteran roadie Le Donk (Paddy Considine) teams up with real-life rapper Scor-zay-zee to get a gig as the warm-up act for the Arctic Monkeys. ... Made as... Read more
With a powerhouse cast that includes Robert Carlyle and Rhys Ifans, MIFF regular Shane Meadows (A Room for Romeo Brass, 2000) returns with his typically skewed look at the world. This time he takes a classically generic Western premise—a dark stranger rambles into town and attempts to take back his woman—and transposes it smack bang in the middle of England. ... Dek (Ifans) is a fairly uptight car... Read more
This gangling portrait of a group of thieving losers is imbued with an infectious, laddish humour and writer/director/actor/producer Shane Meadows' genius for character observation. Male and Jumbo, best mates from Notting­ham, are not exactly the sharpest pencils in the box. The boys and their motley crew see them­selves as latterday highwaymen: dogfood, crab-sticks. bikes with missing wheels - th... Read more
“An affectionate tribute to cross-cultural friendship and the rapidly changing landscape known as Somers Town” - VarietyLeaving the Midlands behind, 16-year-old Tomo (played by This Is England's young star, Thomas Turgoose) escapes from a tough and lonely life, but finds that living in London's Somers Town district can be just as harsh. Teaming up with teenage Polish immigrant Marek, who spends hi... Read more
"It is a film about defying the odds, sticking it to the man and telling the cynics to shut their pie-holes!" - filmmaker Shane Meadows ... When Ian Brown sang I Wanna Be Adored, the opening song of their 1989 eponymous debut, Manchester band the Stone Roses became self-prophesisers. Decades after the ecstasy afterglow, and 15 years after their breakup, the baggy love remained strong for the pione... Read more
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