Film Review: Shallow Grave

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I have always struggled slightly with movies brought to life by Danny Boyle. I have always enjoyed the stories, always found his narrative style, the way he looks at a subject interesting and engaging but I have always had an issue with his use of colour. The palette with which he paints his creations.

Films like 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire and Sunshine all felt overly glossy: too bright, shiny and colourful. Here were serious stories that for me where let down by a world that looked too coloured by contrast and extremes. And yet Trainspotting and 28 Days Later brought a gritty, dark roughness to their stories that took everything to the other end of the spectrum. I just always feel that Danny Boyle while, instantly recognisable in style, has this flaw, this lack of balance, that flows through his work. Read more