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Treacle Jr. Review


Very Good
Gillen reteams with The Low Down writer-director Thraves for another meandering, improv-style London drama. And Thraves keeps us engaged with the central relationship even when his filmmaking gets a bit pushy.

Tom (Fisher) leaves his wife and child and quietly takes a train to London, where he starts living on the street. His drop-out idyll is disrupted first by street thugs and then by the smiling, chatty Aidan (Gillen), who lives with his controlling "girlfriend" Linda (Steele). He makes money through odd jobs, including taking his neighbour's (Cohen) cat Treacle into cafes to scare off mice. Tom finds shaking off the clingy Aidan virtually impossible, and eventually starts to soften toward him. Although Linda is another story.

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The Low Down Review


Weak
I like the slacker mentality, really I do. Nights of parties, days of sleeping them off, not a care in the world. The sad thing is that, with rare exception (namely Slacker), movies about the slacker mentality come off as if they too were made without a care in the world.

The Low Down is Exhibit A when it comes to this offense. Lazy, meandering, mopey, and flat, this is a cheap-looking film obsessed with showing off a hip image it doesn't actually have.

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Beyonce, Timberlake And Coldplay Big Winners At The Vmas


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Beyonce Knowles, Justin Timberlake and Coldplay were the big winners at last night's (28AUG03) MTV Video Music Awards, taking home three awards apiece.

While the stars picked up awards for best choreography, best pop video and breakthrough video respectively, eight-times-nominated rapper Missy Elliott scooped the coveted Video of the Year award for her smash hit WORK IT. Elliott, who also picked up the best hip-hop video award, is a first-time winner at the VMAs, despite her numerous nominations.

The ceremony, which took place at New York's Radio City Music Hall, also saw British rockers Duran Duran clinch their first ever VMA honour when they were handed a surprise lifetime achievement award by Kelly Osbourne and AVRIL LAVIGNE.

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Treacle Jr. Movie Review

Treacle Jr. Movie Review

Gillen reteams with The Low Down writer-director Thraves for another meandering, improv-style London drama. And...

The Low Down Movie Review

The Low Down Movie Review

I like the slacker mentality, really I do. Nights of parties, days of sleeping...

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