Friday, 25 November 2011

better things (2008) - duane hopkins and the death of chatterton (henry wallis)

The Death of Chatterton 1856

A group of interlocking individuals, both old and young, deal with life, separation, heroin addiction and death in the West Midlands. Better Things is grim going, but has some great (reserved) acting and is very stylistic. I don't think anyone in the film smiled once, and there are at least three deaths, but that's my kind of film. Some pretty arty shots, especially near the end (referencing Henry Wallis' 'Death of Chatterton'), but it is certainly not cheerful.

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