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Byline: Movies With CHRIS HUNNEYSETT Twitter @ChrisHunneysett

A MOVING IMAGE Cert 15, Running time 74mins ?

Take a trip to South London and experience the worst kind of indulgent, inarticulate and incontinent film-making.

In a self-appointed challenge to explore the effect of gentrification on the borough of Brixton, first-time writer and director Shola Amoo makes many assumptions. Such as the audience having a knowledge of the history, politics and social make-up of the area.

NOT SO TASTY: Amoo's tedious take on 'gentrified' Brixton He fails to make a case that gentrification has occurred, or even if it is undesirable. And his greatest mistake is to assume anyone outside of London cares.

Instead of offering us a compelling drama or well researched documentary, he provides us with a tedious lump of impressionist moments.

These typically feature gigs, pop-up art installations, street parties and random residents ranting about coffee shop proliferation. Various young attractive arty types also sit in a massive warehouse loft, drink wine and film each other.

This is Brixton. And you're welcome to it.

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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion Column
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 28, 2017
Words:185
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