Film Reviews by NC

Welcome to NC's film reviews page. NC has written 497 reviews and rated 493 films.

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The Fisher King

Oddball special.

(Edit) 21/03/2020

Like Bridges. Like oddball, with characters, so rates as one of my favourites. Thunderball and Lightfoot and Big Lebowski up there with Bridges good ones.............

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The Big Lebowski

Bridges good one.

(Edit) 21/03/2020

Certainly quirky, and only Bridges fans probably like a lot, but is one of my favourite films to watch every so often. Fisher King of course in there, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot etc......

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Oldie but goodie. Goodfellas with charm and finesse.

(Edit) 21/03/2020

Clint and Bridges at their best. Clint already the older guy looking after the kid.......1974!! Great story line and great fun acting. Bit of everything. Dirty Harry on the other side..............

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Bagdad Cafe

French cult film. Palance especiale

(Edit) 21/03/2020

My wife hates this film. Would sooner watch Paris Texas again than this. I love it. One of my ten films to take to desert island. Palance is just great. The simplicity of the desert and the characters is great. Marianne sails through the film with no apparent effort..........

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Easy Rider

Top cult 60s film.

(Edit) 21/03/2020

Must be biggest profit ever in film making. Simple film, simply made, unknown folk, great music, great bikes. One of top ten ever films for the reasons above...............

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Terminator: Dark Fate

Time shift creates another version. Groundhog day.

(Edit) 10/03/2020

The first two films capped it basically, but the Hollywood machine sees a money trail.......so here we are on number 6! Arnie gets his pension, and big bonus for the Connor family.

Same basic story line all 6 films really. Makes a change from incessant Marvel offerings. PC graphics rule..........story and dialogue suffers. No imagination in film making it appears.................

Not a bad film to be fair. Worth a watch and Arnie pretty good job, with some good one liners..................

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Official Secrets

Tony walks away smiling inanely.

(Edit) 09/03/2020

Always said Tony should have been arrested and Bush impeached. Two men decide to have a war.....so they do. Not UN sanctioned so illegal. Open and shut case you would think.....many thousands of deaths later, millions of refugees, birth of Isis.......Tony on the talks circuit and one of richest men on planet, along with wife who made a fortune on fiddled property deals. Not much of an example to the kids.

Film follows the facts pretty much, so makes it even more amazing. Bit of a TV sit-com style, but well executed at a budget..........

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Big Eyes

Poster Queen.

(Edit) 29/02/2020

Vaguely remember the story. Not happen today, but easily see how it happened back then. Loosely based again.....but is OK. Not outstanding, but worth a watch.

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Gemini Man

Will reloads the bank.

(Edit) 29/02/2020

Lot better than his last lot of offerings. Easy money for Will, who rates himself as a great actor, but like 9 out of 10 actors, they are just themselves all the time. Just have to say lines.

Entertaining enough film, with some clever dobbleganger themes...........long time since Ian Hendry had the problem! Oblivion better film by miles............

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Downsizing

Darby o Damon meets the little people.

(Edit) 23/02/2020

Bit silly, but a bit novel/off-the-wall. Deserves a break just for that. Soylent Green sort of area.......that was way more novel in its day, or Running Man etc etc.............

Would not probably see it again, but better than a lot..........Honey, I shrunk the Borrowers.......one good stag beetle in there, and they all gone!

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Save the Jolie.

(Edit) 23/02/2020

Sequel film to ensure Jolie still can pay the huge bills she must have.....for surgery etc. Not quite as good as the first film, but is a bit of fun. The kids films are certainly a tad different to Lady and the Tramp etc!

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Joker

Tightly wound character.

(Edit) 16/02/2020

Phoenix has the disturbing character pretty much taped. Is as thin as Bale in the Machinist. Both films work the disturbed mind to great effect.

Not sure why it had to be Gotham and Joker etc? Nothing to do with the comic character at all really. Like Keaton's great performance as Birdman, could have just been what it was, in New York etc.

Not sure if great acting is just being a freaked out guy or not. Was certainly quite dark and deep......wait to see what Phoenix does next is the answer to that one.

Is this the best film of the year? Oscar winner?

De Niro was really not registered as part of it. In this film it could have been anyone really.

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The Goldfinch

Attention hold by Baby Driver

(Edit) 14/02/2020

Critics all over this one and so far lost money, but hard to see why. When you see some of the rubbish at the Oscars, is hard to see why this slipped past.

Ansel Elgort (must be a crossword clue) was very much the same character in Baby Driver............worked in that film as well.......hopefully not all his films now by identical!

Bit slow in first half, and could be written off as boring, but when take in the whole, and the character interplay, it works well. The back and forth between 3 different time zones is not irritating, as per normal. It fits in a very linked way, and makes sense. Boris is great character in both old and new versions. Great focus. The young and older characters are well chosen and complement each other. All the acting is good. The Director and Editor actually must have done a good job.

Hopefully the film will get more watches and go into the black.....if it does not, US will keep making banal rubbish.........some encouragement should occur when they make an effort.

Not read the book, so probably helped me enjoy the film more!

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Running with the Devil

Cage now grown bigger.

(Edit) 10/02/2020

Even Nick getting tubby now. Finding it harder to go bug eyed now. Nearly a 3, but just misses the mark. Has a message to be fair. Shows how the drug trade is a continuous snake of money and vice.

Until stop the source, the little farmer up in the mountains, it will never end. Now there are man made synthetics that make folks into superman with no brain. I guess that will bankrupt the little farmer eventually................

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Judy

Renee can get the dress size to suit!

(Edit) 09/02/2020

Amazing slim down by Renee. Looks a lot like the diva as well, but never really get into empathy with the failing Judy. Most of the pouty thing is basic Renee.......expect Hugh Grant to appear at any moment!

Hollywood has a thing about doing the dress and body change thing to get recognised/oscarable film. Bale as Chaney in Vice..........weight the other way, very clever, but, unless a US politics follower, a bit boring.....except for Rockwell stealing it as Bush............

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