Montreal Film Journal

THE DIRECTORS SERIES (49)


1999-2001
Spaced 75
[ It's great to get to see how both Simon Pegg's on-screen persona and Edgar Wright's Sam Raimi/Coen bros.-style pop-up visuals were honed before our eyes through this TV series, which also features the kind of geeky references that would later be found in the pair's movies. There's even some zombie killing in one episode, (paintball) shoot-outs in another, and Nick Frost is in there too, albeit in a smaller part. Pegg's true co-star here (and his co-writer) is Jessica Stevenson, who's wonderfully daffy. ]



2004
Shaun of the Dead 90
[ review ]



2007
Hot Fuzz 90
[ review ]



2010
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World 94
[ review ]