Film Reviews by rhilton311

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Border

Way south of the Border in terms of disturbing.

(Edit) 19/06/2020

OK sorry about the very poor pun. When watching foreign language (by which I mean non English) films I am often thinking what would the result be if Hollywood remade this film. And often you just know that they would miss many of the nuances of the original as the result would not be nearly as good as the original. Not their fault necessarily.

Just occasionally I watch a foreign language (by which I mean etc. etc.) film and realize that no Hollywood executive would touch the film with a barge pole. This is one of those films. Think the love child of a detective thriller crossed with Pans Labyrinth and, spoiler alert, there is a love child involved. Sort of.

It starts as a very dark thriller and veers into a very disturbing love story that will very likely challenge your standard ideas of love and affection. At the end , whatever your opinion of the film I think you will be hard pressed to argue that that this is a film Hollywood will be lining up to remake and all the better for that. Hopefully , like me, you will agree it is an original and one you won't forget for a long while.

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Goodbye Berlin

No reviews?!

(Edit) 02/06/2020

I do find it strange that this coming of age film has no reviews. I accept the market for this genre is overfull but this is one of the better ones and is also a road movie to boot. From the wield opening with pigs running loose on the motorway (don't ask) it backtracks to how we get here,

There is lovely acting support from an alcoholic mother who if she wasn't alcoholic would be the type of mother every adolescent boy would love to have. And actually even being alcoholic still means you'd want her to be your mother!

On their road journey they meet a number of people including a bizarre and highly intelligent and religious family (again with a fascinating mother figure).

OK I could ramble on but really my message is give this a go!

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The Secret in Their Eyes

More than just a thriller

(Edit) 15/04/2020

Yes, this is a thriller and, at times, very tense but it is much much more. It is also a very funny film. There are a couple of running gags throughout the film; listen for the references to the typewriter and whether to close the door or not. It almost verges on farce. And there are some one off gags; watch for the dog in the break in; an outright laugh out moment. It is also a very romantic film; there is love across both the age and class gap but I'm not going to spoil your viewing by revealing any more. So it works on many levels and for these reasons I'd recommend it. It is also a classic example of a film that if Hollywood decided to do a remake you just know they would ruin it.

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