Film Reviews by AD

Welcome to AD's film reviews page. AD has written 7 reviews and rated 13 films.

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Eraserhead

Too arty-farty or just honestly, crap?

(Edit) 10/09/2020

I have a raised tolerance for watching intolerable films. This one however, took the biscuit.

Horror? Nope. Even by 1977 standards it’s dismal. The special FX look as if they’re from silent era movies.

Deep and meaningful? Maybe. Sadly I appear to be well out of my depth trying to guess meanings that even Lynch is unable to articulate. I Googled around a bit for enlightenment. And failed. Frankly, I don’t want to work that hard trying to polish this turd.

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Guy Martin: D-Day Landing

Redefines dismal

(Edit) 14/08/2020

This could have been done waaaaay better.

Guy Martin is fine. What he's doing is fine. But the narrating voice-over... OMFG. Some bloke who used to do super-macho ads for men's de-odourent in the 70's (STINX.... For When Real Men Get High) has found himself trying to inject tension into every.single.blasted.line. he already delivers badly.

I pulled the plug about 20 mins in. My life is just too short.

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Once

A touching film but an advertorial nonetheless

(Edit) 22/01/2020

Loved the music and enjoyed the film. The acting was rather good and the story, well perhaps a little clichéd but also close enough to real life.

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The Shack

Dismal.

(Edit) 15/07/2018

Over-saccharined Christian drivel. Should have been animated and aimed at the 4 year olds whose parents want them to go to church. I have sat through some really difficult films in my time but this defeated me.

Do yourself a favour. AVOID.

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Up in the Air

An insightful tale gently told

(Edit) 10/03/2018

Clooney finds his medicine doesn't really work and ends up, well, let's not ruin the plot. I enjoyed this gentle but meaningful film which gives us a dose of reality.

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Moonlight

Oscar who?

(Edit) 14/11/2017

So a poor gay black kid gets taken under wing of a nice black drug dealer and grows up... a nice gay black drug dealer. It took a looong time to narrate and honestly, 2 stars is being generous. A film for people with a very high boredom threshold and very good hearing.

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The Mayor of Casterbridge

Great film but the DVD quality is really poor

(Edit) 22/08/2017

I'm going to focus on the quality of the DVD.

Yes, I tried another DVD which played perfectly. before you ask.

The image is really lo-res, so: fuzzy. The colours muted. The contrast is abysmal, a shadow on a face looks like a massive purple bruise for instance.

Was I unlucky or what? I don't know. I'm still waiting for CP to help me out here.

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