Emotionally devastating and rewarding, a study of desperate individuals with seemingly nothing to lose, “Tyrannosaur” is one to put on your watch list. Now. Featuring electrifying performances from Peter Mullan, Olivia Coleman, and the criminally underused Eddie Marsan, it is as riveting as it is disturbing and shocking. 300 more words
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Coppers and crooks in Blighty is the Five-Word-Description.
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Padding that out a bit, Welcome to the Punch is a 2013 British film involving a couple of decent but not too bright detectives, a career criminal with a decent heart, and of course police bosses who stand on unsteady moral grounds. 753 more words
I’ve been thinking off and on about Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of symbolic violence. His well-known book on Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture started with a discussion of ‘a theory of symbolic violence’, which defined it in terms of the power to ‘impose meanings and impose them as legitimate by concealing the power relations which are the basis of its force’. 648 more words