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Dyer Diary 4: The Trench (1999)

Forget what you know, or what you think you know, about Danny Dyer the actor for a moment and consider this… The Trench (1999) may have sunk into the mud … Continue reading

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I went searching for meaning in Baise-moi (2000) so you don’t have to.

In the 2002 French Presidential elections, Jean-Marie Le Pen of the Front National shocked the political world by becoming the first candidate from an extreme-right party to reach the second … Continue reading

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My God, its Full of Sex: A Puerile Reading of 2001 A Space Odyssey

A couple of years ago I started seeing things in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Is she dressed as a sperm? Rude things. Are they rubbing a giant alien clitoris? Giggle-inducing … Continue reading

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Dyer Diary 15: City Rats (2009)

Three-quarters of the way in to our twenty film challenge and it’s time to start putting things in order, time to start tying up loose ends. Two recurring topics for … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dyer Diary 14: Age of Heroes (2011)

He swore to himself no heavy drinking on this one, no turning up to work hungover to fuck (or still arseholed). A week later he was stuck up a Norwegian mountain with nothing … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dyer Diary 13: The Mean Machine (2001) & The Pinter Plays

Even before his toxic run of flops from 2009-2013, Danny Dyer’s reputation as an actor was being poisoned by his much publicised celebrity lifestyle and derided presenting work on The Real … Continue reading

June 30, 2014

Dyer Diary 12: Pimp (2010)

We return to Danny’s toxic period of box-office calamities from 2009 to 2013. Here it is folks, rock bottom. In a nutshell: Woody, a Soho pimp, has a very bad week at … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dyer Diary 11: Doghouse (2009)

It started in 2009 with Doghouse. Danny Dyer’s losing streak ran for four years and seventeen critical and commercial stinkers. These are the films which cemented his reputation for playing … Continue reading

June 14, 2014

Dyer Diary 10: Human Traffic (1999)

It’s all so vivid; the mad excitement of getting ready, the tell-tale tingles down the scalp, the heat, the dry ice, being able to say anything I liked to anyone … Continue reading

April 21, 2014

Dyer Diary 9: The Football Factory (2004)

I took a deep breath, pushed my liberal sensibilities to one side and opened my mind as wide as it would go. It was time watch the Danny Dyer film that I’d … Continue reading

April 4, 2014

Dyer Diary 8: The Other Half (2005)

Regardless of his reputation, Danny Dyer has been one of the most bankable names in the British film industry since hitting box office gold with The Football Factory ten years ago, thanks … Continue reading

March 16, 2014

Dyer Diary 7: Vendetta (2013)

The sweet odyssey of an independent British film from ‘the one’ to the £1 DVD bin is much travelled and sadly predictable. The promising script would have been clutched tightly … Continue reading

February 22, 2014

Dyer Diary 6: Goodbye Charlie Bright (2001)

All the great film noir, just about every Western and war film, Scorsese’s best work, and the majority of the action films from the 80s and 90s, to name just … Continue reading

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