Film Reviews by NC

Welcome to NC's film reviews page. NC has written 421 reviews and rated 417 films.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Expensive boring.

Jude and Depp. What could go wrong? Dialogue goes on and on, with lot of PC graphics in between. May as well watch computer game. Like Potter, is going to go on and on and on.........................

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Three Identical Strangers

Interesting documentary

Not a film of course. Is a documentary, but well executed. Sympathetic interviewing and edited efficiently.

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Nobody's Fool

Gutsy girls rule.

Romps along with not much delicacy, but modern girls will recognise the dynamics i suspect..........

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Dead in a Week: Or Your Money Back

Tom has a good time.

Have to give it 4 as there is just so much junk about, and is pleasant change to see some acting at last, and a simple film, with small budget, showing can still have a fun film.

Tom is understated, as always, but, like Geoffrey Rush, just cruises through with perfect timing.

Lavender Hill Mob meets Beautiful Joe.................

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Mortal Engines

Better than trailer depicted.

Actually is quite good. Totally ridiculous, but, like Waterworld and Mad Max, does keep a pace up. Wild Wild West machine rings a bell here and there.

Doctor Who meets PC games. Leading lady does quite well really.

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Sorry to Bother You

Never finished it.

Could not see the point really. Not sufficiently clever or original to warrant the electricity, so never got past half hour..............

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Speed Kills

Not John's best.

Bit pedestrian. John just wandering about. Maybe a true story, but no dynamics. From Paris With Love was so much better is no comparison. Forger was way better as well.

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Instant Family

Schmaltzy soap.

Hats off to all the foster folk. They are few people who can cope with their own kids, let alone someone else's, often with major problems. Apparently based on fact, and is OK to spend hour and half on. Quite harmless and predictable.

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Holmes and Watson

Don't bother using electricity

Will can act. He can. However, he has to be kept well away from anything to do with the film that includes script. Another third form self indulgence, which has ruled most of his films really.

Step Brothers worked because he did have some discipline, and story line, and the two boys were dynamic without being totally OTT.

This, again, just explores all forms of human function, disfunction, and objectionable language and phrase.

After 20 minutes, where i hoped it may suddenly pick up......it didn't. So i help save the eco system by turning off.

Not usually so critical of a film, but when a golden opportunity has been thrown away, money wasted, and when Will is capable of doing quite good things, is a lemon.

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The Favourite

Brilliant acting.

The three ladies are very solid right through the film. The set shots/rooms are first rate. The historic skeleton is pretty accurate, according to the experts.....with some innuendo woven in as storyline of course.

Should be a 5, at least a 4, but the odd swing into objectionable-behaviour-for-the-hell-of-it, and the vaguely comic undertow.....plus the super good teeth....makes a solid 3.5

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Mary Poppins Returns

Even Dick Van Dyke is there.

Worth seeing just for 93 year old Dick Van Dyke in amazing form, plus Angela Lansbury as well!

To be fair I found it boring, but wife liked it. Not sure if a bit slow for kids, and do they like so much music? Not tried it out on any yet.

Is well done though. Blunt does well singing. Replacement for Van Dyke is very competent, but no match for the megga dynamics that was Dick.

The nice normal family live in Paddington type family house in London....circa 5Mill in todays money!

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The War of the Roses

Golden Oldie

Quite an old film now, but still quite up to date in content. De Vito commentates throughout, and holds a good progression. Managed to keep more interest than many of the modern films, and no computer graphics!

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Xmas Jolly

Along with Elf, this is a film to watch maybe alternate Xmas holls. No swearing or overtly objectionable instances, so all the family can watch the downfall of the family festivities.

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Margin Call

Things that go crash in the night

Probably not see Spacey again very soon, which is a shame. Irons does well in the company as well, and you could not miss the Spock guy.

Good illustration of how the banks got it wrong, again, and how they probably will again.............some good work done by most all folks in acting dept.

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Untouchable

One of few based-on-true-stories that works

Great little film. Cluzet does superb job. Is understandable sharp, but retains his wit. Think has already had a re-make, but not sure why, and doubt will match this version of events.

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