Tuesday, August 23 2011
NEDS is the very antithesis of the well-made film exemplified by 2011 BAFTA winner The King's Speech, favoring energy and impact over easily digested storytelling.
Monday, May 2 2011
Michael Cuesta's shambolic going-home comedy, Roadies, and Peter Mullan's study of 1970s Glaswegian youth gangs, Neds, both feature protagonists scrabbling to find themselves.
Saturday, August 23 2003
Peter Mullan's film both amplifies and flattens these stories, so they are at once sensational and too intimate.
Saturday, December 31 1994
In the Glasgow, Scotland harbor, on a cloudy windy morning after a storm, a man's bleeding body floats on a frail piece of wood. For all its artsy beauty, this poster image for Orphans, the writing and directing debut of actor Peter Mullan, is misleading, for it depicts perhaps the only serene moment in the film, one that interrupts the stabbing, shooting, screaming, inclement weather, and other calamities that rage on as four grown-up siblings mourn their mother's early death.