Film Reviews by DO

Welcome to DO's film reviews page. DO has written 7 reviews and rated 8 films.

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Proxima

The human story behind space travel

(Edit) 27/05/2021

A mother’s perspective on space travel, and the emotional tug between work and kids. Vventure, risk taking, v. Being there, and returning safely for the children. Loved the last frames showing how many real mothers have been through this dilemma. The little girl acting the daughter was amazing.  Really got into the film & enjoyed it. Memorable. Highly recommended!

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Storm Boy

Respecting wildlife- through a child’s eye

(Edit) 06/04/2021

Very watchable tale, interesting structure. Beautiful wildlife and scenery , and touching story which drew us in. We really enjoyed this film.

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A Call to Spy

Really good, but harrowing

(Edit) 08/02/2021

A really good film, storyline, characters etc. But you realised from the beginning that all was not going to end in smiles. The graphic scenes of capture & imprisonment were pretty harrowing, especially as you knew it was based on fact. A very interesting portrayal of brave women during the war.

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Woman at War

A little gem!

(Edit) 23/01/2021

Quirky, fun film, addressing profound environmental issues. Billed as a thriller, it’s more a human drama, clever twists, amusing touches, and hide-behind the- sofa suspense. Other pluses- a glimpse of Icelandic life; great panoramas of dramatic landscape, and enjoyed the director’s discussion in the ‘extras’.

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Seaside Hotel

Quirky, fun period piece.

(Edit) 23/01/2021

Each dis tinctive character is a gem. Windswept Danish beaches, varied story lines, amusing chatacters, a bit of love interest. Settle down on the sofa for a good nights entertainment. 

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Catherine the Great

Disappointing

(Edit) 15/01/2021

Not up to BBC drama standards. Characters and dialogue did not engage me. The frequent sex scenes seemed superfluous- just thete to keep the watchers- they had the oposite effect on me. Disappointing.

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Pain and Glory

Hard work

(Edit) 15/01/2021

We are Almodovar fans, but I gave up on this slow, depressing film. I guess you need to be in the right mood for it

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