Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Alan Clarke’s Scum (itself a remake of a BBC TV version from 1977) remains a sobering, brutal look into 70’s borstal life. From suicide to rape, beatings to racism, it’s a film that doesn’t hold back for a second of it’s run time time. At the centre was a career making performance for Ray Winstone, the new ‘Daddy’ on the block. It’s a film that has been re-quoted in playgrounds for years and whose legend shines bright in the history of classic British cinema. A must, if tough, watch.
Best Bit: I’m The Daddy Now.
Worth A Rewatch: Yes
If You Liked this Try: Quadrophenia, Borstal Boy, Nill By Mouth
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…