Film review: Attack the Block and The Women on the 6th Floor

By Helene Wong In Film

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31st March, 2012
Alien invasion. Teenagers save the world. Yawn. And yet ... there’s something fresh about Attack the Block. Possibly because the invasion targets a scruffy London housing estate. Or because it’s more spoof than scarefest. And it’s got Nick Frost, which may explain a lot. Frost has been cast by his Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead acting mate Joe Cornish, who’s making his feature-directing debut here. Cornish is quite the busy hyphenate: as well as writing this, and some of the music, he co-wrote The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn ...

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