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The Goob (2015)

Liam Walpole in The Goob

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Often credited as being an East Anglian version of Gummo (1997), the Goob is a great story of growing up, falling in love and dealing with all the trials and tribulations of being a young man in rural Norfolk (which isn’t too far from where I live). I guess making this the first ever Norfolk Noir movie…

Goob is a really interesting movie, with some sterling acting from Sean Harris and striking newcomers Liam Walpole who debuts as Goob and Marama Corlett and it’s hard not to see it as a less edgy, coming of age Gummo. Depicting a small knit community of peculiar characters, the Goob, his family and friends all live on the edge of society and are bunch of horny drag race enthusiasts.

The film starts with the Goob being boisterous, on his way home from school for the summer holidays, between stealing and crashing cars, hooking up with friends and many violent altercations with his pseudo perverted step father (Sean Harris)  the Goob manages to find love with a traveler girl.

“Gritty, uncomfortable and electrifying and set in an idyllic landscape, this brave coming of age movie  is dark and adventurous”

Liam Walpole is stunning a Goob, for a debut performance he is truly stunning and I will be surprised if he’s not being flooded with opportunity, but the pivotal character that stands out is Womack (Sean Harris), as well as making the skin crawl his violent tendencies is enough to scare anyone, with some ties with Tyrannosaurus (2011) The Goob is just another classic example of the best of British filmmaking, without massive amounts of CG effects, no guns or space battles, just a solid story with some thought and emotion.

Guy Myhill’s first full length movie is stunning, and there is a lot in the pipeline, and I can’t wait! He seems to have mastered a fresh way of working with new and method actors and with a eye for those deep connections between people and the ability to express these complex layered social ties in a realistic way.

9/10

Full review and in depth analysis coming soon…

https://youtu.be/75ipH-uOwkU

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October 2015 Film List

A fairly busy moth and I manged to cram quite a few films in, although I didn’t mange to finish my Halloween Horror film list.. nevermind I will get it done ASAP.

Liam Walpole in The Goob

*The Goob 8/10
Serial Killer Cannibals
Devil in the woods
UFC 192
*Southpaw 6/10
*Anamorph 6/10
*Badges of Fury 1/10
Robocop
Trollhunter
*Blade in the dark 6/10
Mad max
*Henry and June 8/10
Trollhunter
Anamorph
I Frankenstein

undisputed-iii-redemption-2010-movie-720p.jpgMad Max
Southpaw
*LA Takedown 10/10
The Punisher
Resident EVil
*Trip with Teacher 6/10
*Broken horses 7/10
*Vatican Tapes 7/10
LA Takedown
The Blob
Blade 2
*My own private Idaho 3/10
Usual Suspects
Machete
*Christmas Icetastrophe 3/10
*Out of the Furnace 7/10
*Operator 6/10
Plunder Road
Prey
Out of the Furnace
Molly hartley*The Exorcism of Molly Hartley 3/10
*Rey Meyers Northern 9/10
*Infini 4/10
*Dead Lands 8/10
*House of 7 corpses 7/10
Persuasions
Splinter
Jaws
Predator
Dead Lands
Robocop
Wyrmwood ROTD
Dead Lands
Last Vegas
Candyman
The Thing
VHS viral
*Control 6/10
*The Impaler 2/10
*Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man 5/10
jaws*The Dunwich Horror 3/10
*Attack on Titan 6/10
Dead Lands
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Fly 2
Perfume
UFC FN 74
*The Visit 7/10
*Cop Car 7/10
*Where the sidewalk ends 9/10
*Escobar – Paradise Lost 7/10
Mad Max
House of 1000 Corpses
Paradise Lost
Bram Stokers Dracula
Big Trouble LIttle China
Welcome to the Punch
Mr Jones
*Aftermath Trilogy 9/10
Mad Max
Arachnophobia

Total 79

New 29
Best – Where the Sidewalk ends
Worst – Badges of Fury

Noteable

  • Escobar – Paradise Lost
  • LA Takedown
  • Henry and June
  • Broken Horses
  • The Goob
  • Dead Lands

Badges of fury