Joe Cole

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN: Brutal, Honest, Realistic

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN: Brutal, Honest, Realistic

The first few minutes of director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN was unsettling with quite a sense of just any other prison drama. However, as we settle with the tonality we realize how brutal and realistic this film is. Yes indeed, it is based on the true story of Billy Moore, a young English […]

Offender (2012) – a prison revenge thriller

Call it a London gangland drama or a prison revenge thriller, OFFENDER is a masterpiece in terms of acting from its lead character. Even though the plot falls flat, the performance of new talent Joe Cole (as a hothead guy) almost single-handedly pulls out this action suspense thriller. Director Ron Scalpello, in his maiden attempt, […]