Film Reviews by BE

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Expected too much

An okay movie mainly held together by the acting. Glen Close (looking and acting like an American Judi Dench) and Jonathan Pryce were excellent but Christian Slater, in a supporting role, was even better. Somewhat disappointed after all the highly rated critic reviews.

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Unique

With harrowing opening shots and uncomfortable viewing throughout, this is a movie with a difference. It is extremely well crafted and shows the different perspectives of issues that were around in the old west. There are excellent performances from the two English leads, Christian Bale and Rosalind Pyke. The movie unfolds at a leisurely pace and the scenery is spectacular at times. It is over two hours in length and is thoroughly absorbing.

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Daft I call it

Jennifer Lawrence clomping about on wooden floors with a pained expression and the banging of doors, drawers and cupboards prevailed throughout the first half of this movie. Continuity errors towards the end of it abounded. If you're a seasoned horror film buff, you will probably love this movie. To me, it was just a load of time wasting rubbish.

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Beautiful paint but does take a while to dry!

A quietly unsettling and highly unusual presentation from American shores. I wouldn't want to watch it again but was completely drawn in by the very natural acting and the outdoor scenery. The spiders web at the beginning and end of the movie says it all. Well done director Debra Granik.

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A weird one

Not a lover of Japanese animation. This was recommended but failed to engage. Obviously painstakingly compiled but found it dull and overlong. Also wondered why most of the Japanese characters had European features?

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Riveting

Excellent acting from all the cast in this expose of pressure cooker selling in America. Slightly claustrophobic as dynamics between the characters mainly displayed in their sales office. Second time of watching (2018) but it doesn't date

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An enthusiastic approach to Shakespeare

Obviously a labour of love for Al Pacino directing this docu/play of Richard III. Immensely enjoyable but a lot longer than the specified 107 minutes.

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Did I or Didn't I?

.........like this movie? I found Sam Claflin quite a dull actor in contrast to the lovely Rachel Weisz. I also found some irritating scenarios, like a piece of parchment being folded up onto itself immediately after being written on with pen and ink - where was the blotting paper? I wasn't familiar with the Daphne Du Maurier novel on which it was based and am not sure I am now!

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Not so good

Somewhat disappointed with this movie. In spite of the on-screen attraction for the two main characters, I didn't feel there was any real chemistry between Michelle Pfieffer and Al Pacino, to the point where AP looked quite uncomfortable in some of the scenes. I would also class the movie as more of a comedy than a drama.

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Loved it

An unusual movie in three parts with many twists and turns along the way. Salacious in parts but in keeping with the story. Beautifully crafted and although over three hours in length, well holds the attention. After part one, you're never quite sure which direction it's going to go in. Intruiging

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Different

Nothing riveting but a rather gloomy account of men trying to make a living against the odds in late 1960's America. The film clearly depicted the frustration felt by authentic door to door salesmen trying to flog bibles to often unwilling customers. Had it been made today, the script would no doubt have been peppered with four letter words, so that was a bonus. It was very naturally formulated as the salesmen gave not a hint that they were being filmed throughout and came across as being very natural. Somewhat claustrophobic as most of the footage was filmed either in customers' front rooms, hotel rooms or marketing convention halls (plus cigarette smoke in abundance). It well ties in with the very excellent movie; Glengarry Glen Ross.

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What a very silly film

What a waste of time. One of the worst films I have ever seen. A job to identify any of the characters behind their moustaches and dishevilled hair. One star for the gun choreography.

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Watch it please

What an absolute gem of a movie this turned out to be. Categorised as a drama but peppered throughout with wry humour plus a delightful musical soundtrack. Great acting, an unusual storyline and well directed by Aki Kaurismaki. Perfect.

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Worth a watch

Enjoyed the movie to a degree. Excellent acting etc but missed a lot of the dialogue as always use sub-titles for American movies (due to unclear speech) - non available

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Far too short

I settled in to watch what looked like was going to be a good early film from director Martin McDonagh. Unfortunately, I didn't realise it was only 26 minutes long which left me feeling quite annoyed after an abrupt ending.

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