When two amateur crooks break into the home of a washed-up psychic, they get a lot more than they bargained for in this darkly funny retro British thriller
Adam’s charming and dare I say, off the wall comedy feature, ‘Sideshow,’ feels a lot like Ealing Comedies re-visited.
Its mix of comedy, pathos, and a measure of dark undertones are a delight.
Good writing and performances are on show all held together in the best traditions of cinema by sympathetic production design and cinematography.
It’s a challenge for a Cinematographer to capture the faded glory of once celebrated institutions and careers as it runs contrary to cinema’s grander ambitions.
But ‘Sideshows’ palette succeeds in underpinning the slightly prevailing sense of seediness that abruptly comes to a halt in its suitably bizarre clifftop conclusion.
Mike Fox BSC (British Society of Cinematographers) 2020.