Film Reviews by JF

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The Cakemaker

The Cakemaker is a gem

(Edit) 08/02/2020

A slow-moving but elegiac film. Very moving and with loads of sexual tension. Thought-provoking with its central them and its setting in Berlin and Jerusalem with a German and with Israeli protagonists. Beautiful acting from central parts and the director is one to watch.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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The Souvenir

Souvenir is memorable

(Edit) 16/01/2020

Another strong and interesting film from Joanna Hogg. I've loved the truthfulness of the relationships in her other films and this is more personal, apparently autobiographical and equally believable. There is poetry and symbolism in the way she reprises images through the film. Hogg should be winning prizes.

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The Martian

Strictly sci-fi escapism

(Edit) 18/03/2018

Suspend disbelief and you can enjoy the acting and special effects. I feel the main character would have suffered some major downs psychologically, but none of that occurred, despite me talking at the screen! Watched it all, so it must have been entertaining.

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