Film Reviews by AL

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Death Line

Interesting curio

(Edit) 05/05/2021

I was prompted to rent the movie due to comedian Robin Ince's enthusiasm for the film which he's shared in his Uncanny Hour podcast. Although it's an interesting premise and Donald Pleasance turns in a striking, funny, slightly knowing post-modern sort of performance, I was a bit bored and underwhelmed by the film. The plot peters out at the end alarmingly and I was left feeling a bit bemused by the whole thing. The 'famous' 7 minute tracking shot is impressive and the rest of the film could have done with a similar amount of style and imagination. Christopher Lee's one scene cameo is just barmy. If you want to see Pleasance in a cult film, go for Wake in Fright which is fantastic.

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Veronika Voss

Gripping drama, looks incredible.

(Edit) 05/05/2021

Despite Fassbinder's astonishing work rate, I don't think he ever made a bad movie and Veronika Voss rates with the best of them. The black and white photography is just stunning, the story is gripping and the central performances are wonderful. I'd love to see this on the big screen at some point.

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