Bunny and the Bull (DVD)

Tripping out

Anyone who has seen surreal British TV comedy series The Mighty Boosh may think they know what to expect from its creator Paul King’s feature debut. But while it does  share many of the same traits as Boosh – outlandish humour, visual inventiveness and some of its cast members – Bunny and the Bull is more accessible to a wider audience thanks to a solid and inspired story, which combines comedy and pathos in equal measure, and a two outstanding central performances from Ed Hogg (who put in a blistering performance in last year’s White Lightnin) and Simon Farnaby.

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The Scouting Book For Boys (2009)

Paradise Lost…

Although James Cameron’s mega-budget Hollywood behemoth Avatar has been dominating column inches over recent weeks, the rest of 2010 is shaping up to be a memorable one for films on this side of the Atlantic. With the likes of An Education and A Single Man dominating awards ceremonies, and films like Philip Ridley’s Heartless on the horizon, it’s easy to feel upbeat about the current state of British cinema. When something like The Scouting Book For Boys comes along, it’ also easy to feel inspired, excited and proud of our home-grown talent.

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