Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Red Riding Stateside

Back in March I was rather effusive about the excellent Red Riding, a three-part British TV series adapted by Tony Grisoni from a quartet of novels by David Peace and directed by Julian Jarrold, James Marsh and Anand Tucker. Well, US audiences will finally have a chance to see what all the fuss was about this autumn — or Fall, if you prefer — when they arrive in Stateside cinemas and via video on demand from the IFC after first screening at Telluride. Todd McCarthy's Variety review appeared online today and he calls it "a compelling, disturbing crime drama that leapfrogs through a decade's worth of corruption and venality, leaving everyone in its vicinity permanently soiled or six feet under". He's not wrong.

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