You might have noticed that there are some film awards happening this weekend. That’s right! the inaugural Shrapnel awards come to a close with awards going to the finest directors and films of the year. Oh, we also discuss a smaller, less prestigious award ceremony happening tomorrow night (7 March): the Oscars.
On to this weeks releases…step aside Harry Potter; get lost Twilight; that goes for you too Lovely Bones, because there is a new literary sensation about to spew into our multiplexes: the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, a triptych of thrillers that sees odd couple protagonists Mikael Blomkist, a straight laced, middle-aged hack with a face like a potato, and Lisbeth Salander, a mysterious twenty-four-year-old streetwise hacker with the arms of a lumberjack, investigate the nefarious goings on in that dangerous crime hotbed, Sweden. But does the first in the trilogy, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, do for the crime thriller what Let the Right One In did for the vampire movie? Tune in to find out.
Also on the show: we discuss the directorial debut from Bristol’s cultural icon Banksy, street artist, provocateur, vandal and now, with Exit Through the Gift Shop, documentarian; and we hear from horror expert and all round lovely chap Alan Jones, who tells us about a 1970s horror film that any cineaste worth his/her salt should own.
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