Saturday, June 12, 2010
06/10/2010 Film Weekly catches Black Death

This week Jason Solomons meets British director Chris Smith to discuss his medieval thriller Black Death, which stars Sean Bean as a mercenary knight on the quest to find a village whose inhabitants are said to be mysteriously immune to the bubonic plague wreaking havoc across England.

A lost London classic gets a welcome re-release: 1969's urban romance Bronco Bullfrog. Jason talks to its director, Barney Platts-Mills, about the British new wave and how it feels to see the digitally remastered print back on the big screen.

Plus, Xan Brooks joins Jason to review some of this week's other releases including Ben Stiller in Greenberg, H2Oil, a documentary about the ecological damage caused by the mining of Canada's oil sands region, and Brooklyn's Finest, starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke as cops gone bad. They also discuss Shed Your Tears and Walk Away, Jez Lewis's harrowing exploration of an English town caught in a cycle of drug addiction.

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