Ed Driscoll

"Is It Curtains For Big British Films?"

The subhead on this Sunday Times of London article asks, “Leaderless, underfunded and short on compelling subjects, British film-makers are up against it, thinks Stephen Frears. So, will he do anything about it?”

Umm, if your idea of a “Big British Film” is this rather than this, isn’t the case lost already? Besides, why should England, whose left has infinitely less civilizational confidence than your average Hollywood denizen–and that’s saying something–buck the trend towards the New Smallness that Tinseltown began?