'Let justice be done though the heavens may fall'.
Upon the death of her mother young Belle, an illegitimate daughter of mixed race is brought to England by her father Admiral Sir John Lindsay and raised in privilege by her great-uncle, William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of England.
Intelligent look at the issues of race, prejudice and slavery in 18th century England.
Anyone who loves English costume dramas. and I will accept I am blinkered, will…
The hype of Gravity may be long over but it's excitement and entertainment value hasn't diminished, not even on a re-watch. Incredibly, I enjoyed this movie even more than I did in three dimensions on a huge screen accompanying people going "oh" and "ah". I can't see the 'small screen' complain a few people describe about. Sure, I can see how that can affect the experience but it's not entirely a space-action-movie right? It's fascinating how we don't…
A Test of Love (1984) Original title Annie's Coming Out is based on the book Annie's Coming Out by Rosemary Crossley and Anne McDonald.
Anne McDonald was a severely handicapped child, without coordinated motor functions who could not communicate by speech and who was locked away, with others like her, in an Australian hospital/institution for over 14 years.
The children were fed, watered and cleaned and left to waste away in their beds until they died. Their lives were a…
Those who have seen Bug will know damn well why I start this review with that exclamation. After all, where the hell did they get that much tinfoil from?!
I jest of course, it's because Bug is mad. When I say that I don't mean in the usual way you might describe something as such, but because the content is mad. Portraying paranoid delusion and escalating psychosis is something that cinema has often struggled to do convincingly and…
I really liked this movie, and although the production is impressive - it's worth seeing because it's well-shot, well acted and full of fully-realised characters. The titular boy is in 99% of the scenes, but it's not all about him - we get to see the growth of the characters around him; he's not always the centerpiece of a scene. Ethan Hawke is great here, in fact I don't think I've seen him be this good before.
When the movie…
So I've got some kind of flu virus things now and so I needed to watch somethmg that I didn't need to use my nrain for. This is great, I waited for too long to watch trhis first time round. And it was really good tonight as well.
I can;t do a full review because things are swimming and I had some lemon stuff that i think is drugged so I probably won't remmever this in the morning.I…
**Part of the Best Picture Project**
It's a film that will probably always be remembered for beating Raging Bull at the Oscars. Sadly, it's a film that deserves better than that as it's an incredibly well realized family drama that touches on some pretty rough themes. Robert Redford might have an incredibly impersonal style that's typical of an actor turned director (Paul Newman, however, did not) but like that kin, he knows how to work with his actors, and turning Mary Tyler Moore into one of the most unlikable mothers is no easy task.
I have not seen many films from Russia. But I've been in USSR Leningrad (today called St-Petersbourg again) just before the fall of the Berlin Wall (septembre-octobre 1989). Of course, when I was there, I did not see the rich side of town and how the Russian aristocraty lived their life. I imagine they were pretty fed up with the regime because they ended up being responsible for the regiem collaps. I would not have the pretention to say I…
“Stop trying so hard to be something you’re not!”
Cats are perfect.
Please don’t misunderstand. Dogs are frequently wonderful. They can be sweet and adorable and affectionate and altogether grand. But dogs also carry with them a whiff of desperation—their need to be loved is often charming but sometimes exhausting. Like a good-natured but overly forthcoming friend, you enjoy their company but find them overly communicative; they forget that some things are best left unsaid. As Mark Twain wrote, “If…
It's hard to be enthusiastic about We Bought a Zoo. Now, I could watch Scarlett Johansson sleep for 124 minutes--literally. In fact, if any of you get her permission and actually shoot the footage, and somehow get theatrical distribution; keep in mind I want both story, idea and screenwriter-credits. I wouldn't mind doing the cinematography and editing either, but let's talk about that when we get there... Still. It's hard not to feel both the storyline involving her character and…
A few years ago, I moved to Portland to live with my best friend--we'd known each other since high school, and he was back in Maine for the first time in years, and I desperately wanted to get out of Lewiston. And it was a good time. I don't do groups well, and I have a hard time meeting people, but for a while, me and my best friend would just hang out and watch movies and sometimes there'd be…