Monday, 19 June 2017

Hampstead: is the grey pound ruining British cinema?

New article from your news rule in Inoreader
Via Network Front | The Guardian by Steve Rose

From Diane Keaton's new film to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Venus, the over-60s are taking up too much screentime. It's time to fight back

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If the generational chasm exposed by last week's election came as shock, you clearly haven't been watching British movies. Young people have a raw enough deal already – austerity, student debt, unaffordable housing, Ed Sheeran – but British cinema has been rubbing their noses in it for a while, serving them grim tales of broken families and criminal career paths, from 'hood dramas like Kidulthood and Ill Manors to arthouse downers like Fish Tank and last month's The Levelling, in which a Somerset teen puts her studies on hold to come and clear out the family stables – literally and metaphorically. That's what you've got to look forward to, kids!

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