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Movie: Snap Review – Wild Bill

 

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Bill gets out of prison and goes back to the only place he knows. The neighborhood that he committed his crimes. He hooks up with his two young sons and with circumstances that benefit both sides they co- exist. Bill with no idea on how to parent and the boys who have been surviving without parents form a reluctant bond that keeps the social services and the law at bay. The environment is not conducive to staying out of trouble for the three. We watch this story play out. Will our three keep it together under trying circumstances?

One of those independent films that the British do better than most. No makeup on this film. It’s gritty and real, a slice of a certain segment of society. You can’t beautify it. The actors do a good job breathing life into the characters. Dexter Fletcher knows this world and makes a solid film. His lead actor, Charlie Creed-Miles carries the load and does a fantastic job. Good work Charles!

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The film could have piled on the sentimentality and drama but doesn’t. It plays it straight and it works. The movie builds and it just got better for me. You get a feel of where it’s going. You also get a feel for the environment the story takes place in. I’ll take films like this all day long. Another thing, the film has a great soundtrack. Even though CB couldn’t understand half of what the characters were fucking saying I got the idea.

Wild Bill is a real good movie to invest some time in for so many reasons. Spend some quality time with Bill and the kids.

 

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16 comments on “Movie: Snap Review – Wild Bill

  1. Yeah, Another Blogger
    September 1, 2019

    Yeah, films from Britain should be subtitled. It’s annoying when you miss a ton of the dialog. I saw a recent film called Wild Rose. It was filmed in Scotland. I missed 25% or more of the words.

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  2. hotfox63
    September 2, 2019

    Sounds like a good movie. I’ll check it out! Hope it’s not to much in the Guy Ritchie style or in the sadness of Ken Loach’s films.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 2, 2019

      Neither. Maybe closer to Loach.

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      • hotfox63
        September 3, 2019

        I just watched “Wild Bill”! The story is not new; classic british gangster social drama from the working class, but with a whole range of good actors. Thanks for the recommendation, CB!

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        September 3, 2019

        That’s great Fox. Glad you enjoyed it. Your comment would have been a real good short review. You nailed it. Did anything in the soundtrack jump out at you?

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      • hotfox63
        September 4, 2019

        Yep, the soundtrack is a highlight, but also the scene on the roof with the youngest, the Chinese meal at home and the smile in the cop car at the end. All well done.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        September 4, 2019

        You should add movies on your takes. I love those subtle scenes like the smile in the cop car.

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  3. Jim S.
    September 2, 2019

    CB comes up with another one that I kinda sorta think I heard of. Anyway, I need to pick out another from your Top Ten list for viewing.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 2, 2019

      Think good old independent film. No bullshit. Lots of those low rent neighborhood small time crooks and people trying to get by day to day. Slice of life. Might have to find an interpreter.

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  4. BuriedOnMars
    September 3, 2019

    Yeah, this looks to be in my wheelhouse.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      September 3, 2019

      It was a bit of a slow start for me but I soon got engaged in the story and the characters. Think you’d like it Mars.

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  5. J.
    October 4, 2019

    I’ve seen this one sitting on racks and shelves in the shops, but I’ve never taken a gamble on it. Sounds like maybe I should. Though, I guess it wouldn’t be a gamble now it’s got the CB stamp of approval.

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