Film Reviews by JE

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Stolen Kisses

An absolute delight

(Edit) 10/04/2018

I first saw this about 30 years ago and it's every bit as charming as I remember. Slightly rambling and episodic (but, for me at least, in a good way), it beautifully captures the central character's rather dim-witted, romantic and passionate intensity (reminds me of my younger self, which is probably why I love it so much).

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Rumpole of the Bailey: Series 1

Sadly, times have changed

(Edit) 26/03/2018

I loved these when I first saw them, but found them impossible to watch again because Rumpole's attitudes (especially towards women) are just so old-fashioned that they are unbearable. I know it was a long time ago, and the shows reflected what were rather wide-spread views at the time, but watching Rumpole descredite a rape victim by reducing her to tears by subjecting her to an incredibly aggressive cross-examination about her sex life was something I just couldn't sit through. Historically, they're a good reminder that some things have changed for the better, but they no longer work as entertaining comedies; not for me, at least.

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Local Hero

A gentle masterpiece

(Edit) 16/02/2018

Perhaps Bill Forsythe's best film, with a touch of the Ealing Comedies about it (Whisky Galore comes to mind). It's a wistful reflection on Scottish identity, the virtues of small-town life and the value (or not) of money. It's sentimental, but (imho) in a really good way, with lovely performances by the main actors and a fabulous supporting cast. Well worth seeing (or seeing again. And again).

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