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Boys in de hood: Irish crime flick Cardboard Gangsters reviewed

David Roy
THEY say crime doesn't pay: however, for some of those living hand to mouth on Dublin's Darndale housing estate in Mark O'Connor's stylish low-budget crime flick Cardboard Gangsters, a little low-level drug dealing is often the only way to make ends meet.

Also released: Churchill, Fireman Sam: Alien Alert and Whitney: Can I Be Me

CHURCHILL (PG, 98 mins) ARRIVING several months ahead of director Joe Wright's Oscar-tipped biopic of Sir Winston Churchill with Gary Oldman as the cigar-puffing statesman, Jonathan Teplitzky's film casts Brian Cox as the bombastic British prime minister during one of the most turbulent periods of his leadership: the D-Day landings.

Essential documentary: Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans

David Roy
NOW available on DVD, Blu-ray and download, this documentary from directors John McKenna and Gabriel Clarke examines the turbulent making of Steve McQueen's 1971 box office flop Le Mans, his passion project set at the famous 24 hour race in France.

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