Tyrannosaur (2011)

Directed By: Paddy Considine

Written By: Paddy Considine

Starring: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan

Synopsis:

Fucked up man, fucked up women, an aggressive dog and a great Jurassic Park reference.

Musings:

It’s not Jolly Ol’ England that’s for sure. The skies are dreary and the blacks are really black. The photography is striking and deliberate.

What impressed me most was the atmosphere that was created within the first couple of minutes and sustained with little to no break throughout. That alone is quite a feat for first time director Paddy Considine. I first came across his name watching Dead Man’s Shoes (which was fantastic). Not only is he a great actor and writer, he’s now a great director, triple threat.

It also helped that Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan were cast in this film. If you don’t know who they are, you might want to get to know them.  Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman put on really powerful performances full of great depth and Eddie Marsan was creepy as shit; he gave me the “NO” feeling in every scene.

Tyrannosaur explores problems that exist across class structure and the need to question blind faith. Well worth 92 minutes.

Problem: Some viewers might need subtitles

Mood for watching: Subdued

What to eat and drink: Marmite and tea

If I made it: It would have a better soundtrack

Why watch: Performance

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