Film Reviews by KF

Welcome to KF's film reviews page. KF has written 54 reviews and rated 67 films.

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The Favourite

Luvvie nonsense

Oh the luvvies love to dress up and ham it up in a period drama don't they. It's well shot, well acted but I thought Olivia Colman's role was undemanding and was played very one dimensionally, why all the accolades I wonder. Strange film really, no memorable moments, the lesbian scenes (yawn) were halfhearted, no action, gave the audience very little to take away.

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Mortal Engines

Entertaining

London, a predator city on wheels. Who would have thought it! Utterly fantastical, extravagant CGI, fastmoving action filled plot. Not for the purists maybe but for the rest of us, good entertainment.

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The Bookshop

Marmite

You'll probably either love it or hate this traditional 1950's style film. not the strongest script and the pace of the film is very one paced but I enjoyed the acting, the cinematography, the characterisations and the profanity free language.

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The Old Man and the Gun

Undemanding

The film trundles along one directionally and soon becomes repetitive. The dialogue is amiable enough without ever being sharp or witty. Likely to have appeal for an older generation I think.

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Hunter Killer

Routine actioner

There's not much wrong with this film. It's fast paced, well acted and watchable. it's just that submarine warfare, nuclear threats, cold war, macho heroics etc is all, well, a bit passé. It needed some twists and some imagination to raise it a level.

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Occupation

Ridiculous

Utterly ridiculous from start to finish, wholly unconvincing. It was more like a soap drama with an action scifi movie tacked on to it as an afterthought. The dialogue was hackneyed low quality pap and the situations were poorly judged. Australia can do much better than this.

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The Children Act

Opportunity lost

I'm afraid my opinion of Emma Thompson is that of a self regarding, brainless, lippy luvvie but there's no doubting her acting ability. She's very good. As far as the film is concerned, however, what started of as a promising exploration of moral dilemmas quickly submerged into an emotional quagmire, leaving me feel disappointed. It could have been so much better.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Briliant performance by Rami Malek

A special talent which was, predictably , destined to end in tragedy. Freddy Mercury's journey from outwardly heterosexual, to bisexual to overtly homosexual was hard viewing at times but his unique persona was played brilliantly by Rami Malek. I was a young man when Queen were at their height and I was not a fan then but if Queen came around today I might be this time! Great film.

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Leave No Trace

Soporific

Really, a film about next to nothing played by unengaging characters. The dramatic moments, such as they were, spluttered and fizzled out.

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Mile 22

Dismal

Dismal script, dismal direction, dismal Mark Wahlberg performance who seemed to be bored with the whole thing. I hope he's not following the same path as Bruce Willis and Nicholas Cage, acting by numbers to supplement his pension.

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A Star Is Born

Not very engaging

No chemistry between the stodgy Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. Poor dialogue, poor direction, not very engaging!

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Peterloo

Disappointing

No shortage of money spent on scenery, props and extras. You just wonder why this story justified such expenditure. Who authorised it?

It's done well enough but never really captures the moment. There are much better ways to spend over two hours of your life.

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Bad Times at the El Royale

Not what you might think

Doesn't start very promisingly, you think it's going to be one of those films where self absorbed characters do nothing of any note. But you'd be wrong! It gathers momentum with plenty of twists and turns and some excellent acting. Surprisingly enjoyable!

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First Reformed

Of limited appeal

I was wondering why a film like this would get made but, judging from the reviews, it seems it has an appeal to some people. But not to me! I thought it was self absorbed emotional masochism and didn't interest me in the slightest.

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American Animals

Fascinating but....

How unflattering to American youth is this film? Hard to believe 4 college students could be so stupid, drugs must have been involved surely. Didn't really like the juxtaposition between the real characters and the dramatic characters, would have preferred the (barely believable ) story to unfold on its own. Unlovely film with unlovely characters and rubbish F strewn dialogue but quite fascinating all the same!

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