Film review: The sweet narcotic of nostalgia

Trainspotting sequel is not a crass attempt to cash in on the past, but to confront it

29th January, 2017
Ewen Bremner, Ewan MacGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle in T2: Trainspotting

T2: Trainspotting: Directed by Danny Boyle, Nationwide, 18, Rating: ***

Denial: Directed by Mick Jackson, Nationwide, 12A, Rating: ***

Surprisingly, they are, at least at the start of T2: Trainspotting. Older, if no wiser, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) makes his way home to Edinburgh after decades hiding in Amsterdam. The old gang are all there: former best pal Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), running a decrepit pub in what looks like a scrap yard,...

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