Good Vibrations isn’t your average biopic, but then again Terri Hooley isn’t your average man. After watching this film I guarantee you’ll want to do a John Peel and listen to Teenage Kicks on repeat, then stick on the entire back catalogue of The Outcasts really loud and have a really good, life-affirming jump around.
Have you seen Attack the Block yet? You certainly ought to have done, because it’s phenomenally good. It follows, therefore, that at least some of the people involved in it are within a micron of the same degree of good, and – lucky us! – we got to meet pretty much all of them for a lovely chat. Hurrah!
There’s a lot of firsts in Attack the Block – it’s the first feature from writer-director Joe Cornish (of Adam and Joe fame), it stars a host of first-time actors, and it may be the first time that Nick Frost has done anything without Simon Pegg (or, at the least, Bill Nighy). It’s also destined to be in first place on a lot of ‘Films of 2011’ lists. Witty, scary and replete with incidences of the word ‘murk’, Attack the Block is utterly brilliant.