Thursday, January 24, 2013


Eliminate Archie Cookson (2011) (1st viewing) d. Holder, Robin (UK)

Pleasing and occasionally bloody diversion about Paul Rhys’ mild-mannered surveillance technician (i.e., he listens to wiretap recordings) who find himself on the hit list after he receives a mysterious pair of audio reels in the post. Couple this with his marital problems and the fact that his assassin turns out to be an old family friend (a show-stealing Paul Ritter), and the results are a clever, if somewhat leisurely paced, comedy thriller. Rhys received a special acting award from the 2012 Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival Thriller Jury.

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