attack the block

It’s a good week for Blu-ray. Richard Linklater’s Criterion version ‘Dazed and Confused’ is out and ‘Attack the Block’ beams in from outer space to the inner city.


“Attack the Block” opens with the disturbing mugging of a young nurse, Sam (Jodie Whittaker), by a group of hooded thugs. Considering how foreboding they seem, it’s a bit of shock to realize just how young her attackers are. Ladies and gentlemen, meet your protagonists. These posturing, barely post-pubescent hoods will be your protagonists for [...]

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