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My Brilliant Friend: Series 1

Faithful to books

(Edit) 29/03/2021

I found the four books were quite slow - and the TV programmes even slower! I think much of it was the director lingering lovingly over shots with the two girls - found that quite irritating and a bit self-indulgent - and some of their acting did seem to me pretty wooden, like little tableaux.

  Some of  the casting of the adults was great though - the teacher was brilliant! and the programmes did give a real feeling over what it must have been like growing up in a deprived area of Naples. Even if it must have been teeming with people, as someone observed - this wasn’t captured at all.  

I do wonder if it’s any better growing up today in deprived parts of Naples .......

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Vice

Thought -provoking look at reality of American politics

(Edit) 31/01/2020

We thought this was a really clever script, based on a reality that most folk never saw. Cheney really was the almost Invisible Man - lacking the charisma to win the post of President, as  Vice-Presidenr he used the younger (and extremely politically green) Bush as a mouthpiece for all his destructive policies.

You’ve had several negative reviews - this is certainly a  thoughtful and angry movie, not a mindless rom-com or whizz-bang never-mind the lack of plot just look at the special effects movie.

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Return of the Hero

Intelligent and entertaining

(Edit) 06/12/2019

We thoroughly enjoyed this film. Reminded me of Vanity Fair actually - a lot of tongue in cheek and anti-hero stuff. Most enjoyable, not violent and not depressing!

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