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PHIL vs BILL In this black comedy, James McAvoy plays a booze-sodden, drug-addicted Edinburgh cop scheming for promotion while investigating an Asian youth’s murder. After a promising start, Filth fatally crosses the line from being wickedly funny to tediously unhinged, culminating in a twist that’s more preposterous than the hallucinogenic mayhem preceding it. Not even a cast that includes Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, Shirley Henderson and Eddie Marsan can make their largely loathsome characters appealing, unless you’ve a bent for the grotesquely perverse.

Bill O’Byrne’s Bargain Bin Blues: Filth

Filth: $$$$ Directed and written by Jon S Baird. Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan. Here, by way of illustration of the nature of James McAvoy’s character, is what he does during the course of the movie Filth to his only real friend. (Warning: There are a couple of plot reveals, but nothing anywhere […]

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