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Inessential Essentials: Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave Gets the Criterion Treatment

Shallow Grave Criterion

The film: Shallow Grave (1994)

Why It's an Inessential Essential: Today, Danny Boyle is commonly known as "the director of Slumdog Millionaire." (Or: Olympian designer!) After that, he's usually "the director of Trainspotting," or 127 Hours or even Millions. So it's nice to see that the Criterion Collection's first DVD/Blu-Ray release of a Boyle film is Shallow Grave, an early film by Boyle but an especially worthy one. Scripted by regular collaborator John Hodge (Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary), Shallow Grave is a nasty little neo-noir about three apathetic yuppies that cover up a crime involving a dead body and a bag full of cash.
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