Film Reviews by RC

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The Goldfinch

A good rendition

(Edit) 19/08/2020

I loved the book and so looked forward to the film. Inevitably it lost a lot of details, and timescale was very compressed, but the main characters where well-cast and played. I loved Boris' character. And I thought the young/adult versions of the two main characters was well done.

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Finding Your Feet

Better than I feared

(Edit) 05/12/2018

Having seen some really trite movies with 'star casts' of ageing actors I admire, I was half-expecting this to be a lavender/marigold/book group/mishmash. However, the script had some welly and Imelda Staunton and Celia Imrie played sisters with gusto. Can't say it was a great film, despite its predictable ending it was heartening and I enjoyed it.

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Leaning Into the Wind

Wonderful film

(Edit) 09/11/2018

Humility, sheer determination, patience, his striking visions and meticulous hand-skills, are just some of the reasons Andy Goldsworthy has always been one of my heroes. I once saw him live, and remembered him saying that he was an artist so he could understand nature. This recent film shows him working with mortality: in his stone structures like sepulchres with holes resonant of coffins that people can lie in, are striking. His continual work with a fallen elm tree over many years, making art around its fallen trunk and branches, its phantom limbs. The sight of Goldsworthy climbing his way along the branches of a hedgerow is mesmerising. The last shot of him leaning into the wind is his defiance against mortality as well as his embrace of life cycles and is a tribute to one of our greatest artists.

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The Death of Stalin

Really enjoyed this

(Edit) 23/10/2018

It wasn't till the credits rolled I knew it was an Armando Ianucci film. Then the satyrical knock about quality made perfect sense. I loved the earthy slapstick style, with exaggerated characters and extreme soviet attitudes.

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The Wave

Big Nordic Blanc

(Edit) 11/07/2018

My main reason for watching was having just been to Geiranger, which is totally awesome. It was pretty good as disaster films go, a bit too neatly tied up in the end.

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