Sunday May 31, 2020

Attack the Block fails to conquer

Joe Cornish’s debut feature Attack the Block, in which aliens invade a south London council estate on Bonfire Night, is full of bangs and sparks, but struggles to fully catch light.

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Joe Cornish’s debut feature Attack the Block, in which aliens invade a south London council estate on Bonfire Night, is full of bangs and sparks, but struggles to fully catch light.

For the past decade on television and radio, Cornish and his comedy partner Adam Buxton have produced a funny line in movie spoofs, using stuffed toys to recreate classic films long before the age of YouTube.

There’s the same referential, handmade aesthetic...

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