One review on 21 Apr 2021

UK 2020

Running time: 70 mins

Lovers Rock

Small Axe pt.2

Director : Steve McQueen 

Summary: House (Blues) party in Notting Hill circa 1970

Aspect Ratio: 1.78 Widescreen

Colour: Colour

Sound: Mono

Tech Notes: Mono

First Seen: Wed 21st Apr 2021
Catalogued: 26th Apr 2021


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by Roger CO on Wed 21st Apr 2021 DVD proj @ home

Gonna Have a House Party, got rhythm, come sing de blues.


Best film of a party ever

Full review

Like the first episode, The Mangrove, it felt a bit overlong at times - here particularly in some of the extended party scenes - but overall I guess it is a wonderful evocation of time and place (I wasn't there so I can't know); it certainly feels true.

The dynamics of the party are brilliantly captured, to the extent that you forget it is a film with a camera crew and actors with lines and a director calling "action" and "cut". It just flowed through its different moods as a real party does.