HOME |  JOIN |  CULT MOVIES | COMPETITIONS | ADVERTISE |  CONTACT US |  ABOUT US
 
 
Newest Reviews
Helldriver
One Hour to Zero
Battle of Billy's Pond, The
Terror in Beverly Hills
Zoo Robbery, The
Anoop and the Elephant
Adrift
Never a Dull Moment
McQueen
Ugly Duckling, The
Apostle
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Hereditary
Cup Fever
Peril for the Guy
3 Days in Quiberon
Club, The
Best F(r)iends: Volume 1
Pili
Suspect, The
Baxter!
Dead Night
Thoroughbreds
Ghost and the Darkness, The
Strike Commando
Molly
Full Alert
Up the Academy
Darling Lili
Tehran Taboo
   
 
Newest Articles
If He Were a Carpenter and It Was the 80s: The Fog, Prince of Darkness and They Live
Tee-Hee, It's 80s Sci-Fi Horror: Night of the Comet, The Stuff and Night of the Creeps
Chance of a Ghost: The Uninvited and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
3 Simian Slashers: Phenomena, Link and Monkey Shines
When is a Jackie Chan Movie Not a Jackie Chan Movie? Armour of God and City Hunter
Anytime Anywhere: The Complete Goodies at the BBC Episode Guide Part 2
Anytime Anywhere: The Complete Goodies at the BBC Episode Guide Part 1
I-Spy Scotland: The Thirty Nine Steps and Eye of the Needle
Manor On Movies--Black Shampoo--three three three films in one
Manor On Movies--Invasion USA
Time Trap: Last Year in Marienbad and La Jetée
Gaining Three Stone: Salvador, Natural Born Killers and Savages
Right Said Bernard: Cribbins on DVD
1969: The Year Westerns Couldn't Get Past
A Network Horror Double Bill: Assault and Death Line on Blu-ray
   
 
  Kill Your Friends Playing at the Mill Valley Film Festival 2015Buy this film here.
Year: 2015
Director: Owen Harris
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Ed Skrein, Rosanna Arquette, James Corden, Craig Roberts, Tom Riley, Georgia King
Genre: Comedy, Thriller, Music
Rating:  8 (from 1 vote)
Review: People say that the music business looms as cut throat, nasty, and wicked. Music industry execs will eat their young just to get ahead in the business. It makes the Hollywood film scene seem like love fest. Such is the sentiment of Kill Your Friends which plays at the Mill Valley Film Festival later this week.

Kill Your Friends uses the sharp edge of a CD, vinyl LP or other weapon of choice to show the 1997 British music industry in a pitch black comedy light. In the era of Britpop with bands such as Oasis, Blur and Radiohead leading the indie scene (and neatly woven into the stirring soundtrack) Kill Your Friends spotlights rising A&R (Artists and Repertoire) star Steven Stelfox (Nicholas Hoult, X-Men) who lets nothing and no one stand in his way to sign the next big band.

First time feature director Owen Harris uses skillful timing to balance the sharp wit, cynically hilarious dialogue and over the top violence into a deliciously outrageous view what it takes to create a hit record. Harris takes the novel and screenplay written by John Niven and weaves together an unbalanced team of music industry types with the right blend of greed, alcohol and blackmail, and body parts not to mention lines of enough cocaine (as well as a slew of cocaine synonyms) to skewer the record industry.

Think back to the time when the Sex Pistols sang about EMI. “And you thought that we were faking, that we were all just money making.”

The film takes a brutally honest look at how record execs exploit their talent all in a quest for money. Some may say that the pen is mightier than the sword. In the case of Kill Your Friends the CD is mightier than both.

Plays Friday Oct 16, 2015 11:30 AM at the Sequoia 1 Theater in Mill Valley
Reviewer: Keith Rockmael

 

This review has been viewed 1046 time(s).

As a member you could Rate this film

 
Review Comments (0)


Untitled 1

Login
  Username:
 
  Password:
 
   
 
Forgotten your details? Enter email address in Username box and click Reminder. Your details will be emailed to you.
   

Latest Poll
Who's the best?
Steven Seagal
Pam Grier
   
 
   

Recent Visitors
Darren Jones
Alexander Taylor
Graeme Clark
Paul Shrimpton
Andrew Pragasam
Stately Wayne Manor
  Patrick Keenan
Enoch Sneed
   

 

Last Updated: