Film Reviews by EG

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

(Edit) 18/03/2021

I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but I preferred the film to the book!  I loved this film.  Beautifully cast and acted, it tells the story of Ove, of why he became a grumpy, unapproachable, rude man, and of how the ice within him is softened.  I watched it twice and It made me laugh and cry both times. It really touched my heart.

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Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

(Edit) 15/05/2019

I was mesmerised by this film. SO unlike the usual American fare of loud, foul-mouthed tough men, or dippy women with perfect teeth, who can only act with extensive hand waving. Leave No Trace is quiet, gentle and thoroughly heart-breaking, beautifully acted by the two main characters. The main theme revolves around the clash between people living perfectly harmless ‘alternative’ lives, and the authorities, to whom such people pose an apparently sinister threat. This is a film I should like to own, despite knowing that it would reduce me to tears each time I watched it.

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Paddington 2

Paddington 2

(Edit) 05/02/2019

What a joyous film! I spent an indulgent 104 minutes watching it, on my own, laughing frequently and loudly, and filled with delight. The setting of the Browns’ area of London may be opulent and unattainable in reality, but how easy it is to sneer at this and to forget one thing - this is fantasy, a fairy-tale, designed to lift us out of reality into a world of magic and imagination. How wonderful.

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The Bridge: Series 1

The Bridge Disc 1

(Edit) 08/12/2015

I am not qualified to write a review as I only watched one and a half episodes of Disc 1. I've heard nothing but good about this series, but I found it too gruesome and bleak to persevere. I probably should have done, as I expect I've missed out on a really thrilling (and chilling) experience.

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Doctor Foster: Series 1

Doctor Foster - a gripping series

(Edit) 26/11/2015

Having watched the the first episode I stayed up far too late to watch two more, straight away! Betrayal by, and the duplicity of, apparently loving spouses, friends and colleagues are dominant themes throughout, forcing the betrayed into the actions she takes. I should not have liked to have been a patient at her surgery!

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