An impressive low key debut for Simon Bird in the director's chair, Days of the Bagnold Summer is a quaint and charming story, told especially well through the spirited performances of Earl Cave and Monica Dolan.
Despite the film's weirdness, I couldn't keep my eyes off it. It somehow all works, which is something I don't entirely understand. Perhaps it's in part due to Plummer and Reeves terrific performances, the artful photography by Seamus McGarvey, or how Butterfly Kiss successfully asks the viewer to involve themself in such deplorable characters.
It may ask too much from you, especially in its second act, but thanks to some nightmarish effects and intriguingly abstract plotting, Await Further Instructions is one sci-fi horror worth following orders from.
A glossy and surface gliding look at the working class in 1970's Britain, Dusty & Me's strengths lie in its varied character relationships and, of course, in watching its leading canine run faster than the films plodding pace.