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A Fantastic Fear Of Everything

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Simon Pegg stars in this film directed by ex-Kula Shaker frontman Crispian Mills

 

Ex-Kula Shaker frontman Crispian Mills ransacks Bruce Robinson’s Paranoia In The Launderette for his directorial debut about a reclusive writer (Simon Pegg) petrified by his research into Victorian serial killers.

There are things to savour – from co-director Chris Hopewell’s stop-motion interludes to the League Of Gentleman-style oddness of it all.

Pegg shoulders much of the film alone and is left floundering when Mills’ flimsy script derails midway.

Inventive, idiosyncratic?

Yes, but ‘fantastic’ is pushing it.

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