Review: Spike Island

(Mat Whitecross, 2012)

The latest from the increasingly productive Mat Whitecross (director behind Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and, most recently, Ashes), Spike Island is a flashy perusal through nineties nostalgia and Mancunian vernacular, structuring a fictitious story around a landmark period of British rock where almost all of the coming of age tropes are dispensed in an inconsistent and schizophrenic manner. (Continue reading here)

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