Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Michael Inside is a brutal look at the spiralling life of an impressionable eighteen-year-old Michael McCrea (an incredible performance by Dafhyd Flynn) whose future is changed dramatically when he is caught holding a bag of drugs for a friend. A low budget Irish film, it currently holds a near perfect Rotten Tomatoes score and has received rave reviews. And you can see why. This is an impeccably acted, tightly directed story that takes the usual prison tropes and puts them aside for a well researched look at what life really is like inside for a young offender. It’s hard, brutal and shocking and is a film that pulls few punches. Yup it’s far from upbeat viewing but should be an essential watch for both young adults and their parents.
Best Bit: Consequences
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Netflix)
If You Liked this Try: Scum, Made in Britain, Dog Pound
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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…