Review: The Party

Timothy Spall in The Party

A man (Bill, played by Timothy Spall) makes a great production of placing a vinyl record onto the turntable and starting it playing. It’s Blues. It gives the impression of a period piece, an impression that remains until the scene switches to the kitchen where a woman takes a call on her mobile phone and we suddenly realise we are in the present day. It’s a very clever way to frame a story in which social rules not really updated since the 30’s play such an important role. Continue reading Review: The Party