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Edinburgh International Film Festival - Jurors' Photocall

Jaqueline Lyanga, Denis Lawson and Jo Hartley - Edinburgh International Film Festival - Jurors' Photocall at Filmhouse - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Wednesday 17th June 2015

Jaqueline Lyanga, Denis Lawson and Jo Hartley
Jaqueline Lyanga, Denis Lawson and Jo Hartley
Denis Lawson
Denis Lawson

EIFF AMY UK Premiere

Jo Hartley - Arrivals for the UK premiere of AMY at the Edinburgh International Film Festival at Cineworld - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Thursday 18th June 2015

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EIFF Opening Night Gala

Jo Hartley, Denis Lawson and Jaqueline Lyanga - Arrivals at the Edinburgh International Film Festival Opening Night Gala red carpet. at Festival Theatre - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Wednesday 17th June 2015

Jo Hartley, Denis Lawson and Jaqueline Lyanga

EIFF 2014 - Closing Night Gala and International Premiere of 'We'll Never Have Paris' - Arrivals

Niall Greig Fulton, Jo Hartley and Bryan Larkin - Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014 - Closing Night Gala and International Premiere of 'We'll Never Have Paris' - Arrivals - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th June 2014

Jo Hartley
Jo Hartley

'Hyena' after party at the National Museum of Scotland

Jo Hartley - 'Hyena' after party at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh - Arrivals - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th June 2014

Gary Lewis and Jo Hartley
Jo Hartley and Gary Lewis
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SoulBoy Review


OK
Even though the plot of this 1970s-set drama is a bit simplistic, the film is sweet and surprisingly dramatic, holding our attention because of the energetic, good-looking cast. Plus all those groovy outfits and songs.

Joe (Compston) is bored with his deliveryman job and with hanging out at the cheesy local bar/nightclub. Then he spots gorgeous hairdresser Jane (Burley), who introduces him to the world of Northern Soul. Even he's surprised how much he enjoys the all-night dances at Wigan Casino, although his best pal Russ (Allen) isn't so sure and thinks some drugs might help. There Joe also runs into his friend Dexie (Reece), whose sister Mandy (Jones) helps Joe learn the steps and the culture. She also rather confuses his pursuit of Jane.

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This is England Review


Excellent
If Shane Meadows faltered with his vigilante drama Dead Man's Shoes, he makes up for it with room to spare in his latest, This is England. Evoking England in the early 1980s down to the hideous sweaters and burgeoning slang, no other film at this year's Tribeca Film Festival felt as sincere or nostalgic as Meadows' parable of masculine influence and the role of paterfamilias on youthful worship.

As a prattling, chubby boy, Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) is the fall-out of decimated British pride. Living fatherless from the Falklands War (which ushered in the days of Margaret Thatcher), angst-ridden Shaun drifts through the rotted-carpet apartments and graffiti-strewn building of a sorry-ass town at the butt-end of nowhere. His angst finds a home, however, when he meets a group of skinhead-punks led by the charismatic Woody (Joseph Gilgun). Woody and his boys wear tight Doc Martens, tucked-in polos, and skinny suspenders: the necessary look for the English Rude Boy, the deterrent to the New Wave. In Woody, Shaun finds a father and a brother that his time-period has left him wanting.

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