Saturday 19 Apr
 
 

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

No Holds Barred

RLJ Entertainment's new Blu-ray for No Holds Barred begins with what seems like dozens of trailers for movies starring pro wrestlers from the WWE talent pool. Each flick went direct to home video, but once upon a time — aka 1989 — one had to go to the multiplex to catch such a spectacle.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Switched on

Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0

Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
04/02/2014 | Comments 0
Home · Articles · Movies · Children's · Son of Rambow
Children's
 

Son of Rambow


None June 12th, 2008

sonoframbow

Reviewer's grade: A

Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) is a young boy living in 1982 England under the thumb of a fundamentalist religious group known as the Brethren. By chance he meets his school's resident hell-raiser Lee Carter, who is living under his own set of repressive life circumstances.

Lee is making a short film with his older brother Lawrence's (Ed Westwick, "Children of Men") video camera, and enlists Will to be the stuntman. Together the two fatherless boys evolve the story of the Son of Rambow, who must save his father from the clutches of an evil scarecrow. Things are dangerous but fun until French exchange student Didier (Jules Sitruk) and his gang of cronies decide they want to be immortalized on VHS and take over the production, which drives a wedge between Will and Lee.

Essentially a childhood's-end story, "Son of Rambow" also draws some scathing parallels between religious conformity and the blind-faith hipness symptomatic of mass culture's influence on youth.  PG-13

"” Mike Robertson

Trailer
 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
 

 

 
 
 
Close
Close
Close