Film Reviews by KN

Welcome to KN film reviews page. KN has written 15 reviews and rated 14 films.

Tears to your eyes

Realistic portrayal of a doomed love affair. I didn’t really think about the age difference because it didn’t matter. Proper love story without the schmaltz .Annette Bening is marvellous and Jamie Bell nearly as good. Read the book years ago and I was amazed when I heard it was to be made into a film. Compelling, moving and the best film I’ve seen since joining Cinema Paradiso

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Disappointing

Expected more from this but I should have known better. I find nearly all horror films awful(even the well reviewed ones).This at first is an intelligent sometimes funny and creepy take on the race issue. Unfortunately it descends into a predictable macabre ending going nowhere. Still it’s better than most.

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What’s not to like

Faultless comedy.Funny,emotional,realistic characterisations. Above all likeable, superbly acted. You’re not quite sure how it will turn out which is always a good sign as nothing is ever straightforward in real life.

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Detroit skakedown

Powerful stuff about an embarrassing and gruesome event in American history. I liked the mixture of real life footage with the fictionalised account. Never seen a bad Bigelow film yet although I think the story should have been opened out

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Geordie grit

Good bio about a top man if a slightly overrated manager. Let’s get this straight we were pretty ropey in 86 including the hand of god debacle. 1990 we rode our luck. Having said that he seems to have been universally loved and this film proves why. An extremely brave and likeable man. Could have done with a few amusing stories of which there are many ,nonetheless watch it, you won’t regret it.

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Break a leg (or an arm)

Disappointing considering the directors previous film the excellent Bone Tomahawk. Vince Vaughn is very good but there’s not enough back story or depth to excuse the gratuitous violence. Lots of style especially at the beginning, and some hip dialogue but ultimately who cares

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The action is the juice

The first half is hard to like ,it’s like a pop video.People you don’t care about in situations beyond belief. Then there is one of the greatest action sequences ever and I’m won over (one take apparently). Charlize is class but I’ve still only seen her in one good film ( Young Adult)

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Acting supreme

Black comedy is something to admire when it works. Although I would recommend this film I didn’t think it was quite funny enough. The dialogue and especially the acting are top class (especially Russell Beale ) but it left me a bit cold. A film to certainly admire but not to love

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Southern man don’t need these guys around

Nothing more involving than a miscarriage of justice. Hard to believe this went to court let alone condemning an innocent man . The real killer has that dead behind the eyes look which is always unsettling. Rather it was more than mainly talking heads but I suppose this was an early version of its kind. A minor quibble about a very good film

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Not a bad film at all, but what’s the point

Disappointing sequel to one of the best films I’ve seen in 30 years. The acting, directing are spot on as you would expect but at no time did I feel any improvement on the first film. In fact the highlights are when the original film is referred to. Probably if this was a stand alone film I’d have given a slightly better mark but comparisons are impossible to avoid.

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“Space where no one can hear you fall asleep

Not very original at all. Although presumably it’s meant to be claustrophobic, it could have been opened out a bit more. Nobody to empathise with Or root for. Perfunctory but no more

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Close but no cigar

Just about recommend this. Not particularly original but it is pacey and efficiently made. Fine acting generally especially jamie Lannister but you could try something better such as the mighty tv series Oz or A Prophet.

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La la land

Started unevenly but perseverance paid dividends .songs aren’t particularly memorable but it succeeds because of the two likeable leads .ultimately I found it quite moving

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