I was really surprised by the negative/acceptable reviews I've just read of this. Keeping Mum is one of my favourite films, the perfect turned dysfunctional family unit seems to really work for me (and it's practically the family of a friend of mine, minus the murder), particularly Kristen Scott Thomas' part. I think it has just the right dose of dark undertones with the clever 'English' comedy not overdone as it could have been with Rowan Atkinson. Also, not that this makes it a good film, but I loved spotting the familiar beautiful locations in the Isle of Man at points in the film.
A sweet and warm British comedy with a slightly darker underside, the acting was good and the cinematography was suitably straightforward. I was a little bit surprised at how infrequently Rowan Atkinson was used, I kept expecting a bit more a role for him as if he would finally kick into something more. The comedy wasn't a laugh riot and (I don't think I laughed once, but the tone is pleasant and easy to watch).
For a no brainer comedy with a little bit more of a darker British soul, Keeping Mum fits in just fine, but by no means stands out.
I just love Maggie Smith! She made this whole thing into the heart warming feel-good story that it is.
Actually I did get a bit surprised by how much I liked it. It's not the newest of stories, but it's definitely not the worst take on it either. If you're in the market for a nice little comedy, I would highly recommend this one.
Keeping Mum is an amusing, slightly meandering, English comedy that enlists an excellent cast to divert the attention from the fact that the screenplay is relatively light on jokes.
So you have Rowan Atkinson as the vicar, Kristin Scott Thomas as the vicar's wife and Maggie Smith as the new housekeeper with a dark, dark secret. Patrick Swayze is the sleazy - and creepy to boot - golf pro who makes a play for the vicar's wife. With that setup…
Whiplash is as much a psychological thriller as it is a musical drama.
Taught, tense, and exhilirating, it is a remarkable peice of work for a debut feature. It rises on a superb Oscar winning performance from J K Simmons,and a great soundtrack too. Turning what could easily be a bland story about determined drummer into something a lot more memorable.
This is a movie you cannot forget.
Whiplash is a film full of skill and technique. It finds the…
Lava is the short story of a volcano who wishes to find someone to love like the animals that surround him. There isn't much action, as the main character is so stationary. In fact the entire piece is very calm and serene, but without being too boring. It's all set against a song that, though it's full of heart, is somewhat stagnant and often begins to teeter on annoying. Luckily each time the short reaches this point, something happens to…
Inside Out has really put Pixar back at the top of it's game. It is the company's best movie in years, since Toy Story 3. It follows the 5 main emotions, Joy, Disgust, Anger, Fear and Sadness, inside a little girl named Riley's head as they navigate her through various obstacles, i.e. life. The emotions really dictate the film, and carry it through, making way for scenes where each gets to shine in enjoyable and touching moments.
The voices Riley…
I have tried to think up a review but I just can't convey my thoughts. This one is just... I mean, I liked it a great deal -- but at the same time it was horrible and made me want to die? It's a believable and slow descent into horrors, but the unconventional nature of its construction makes it almost frightening.
It's like that time I tried shrooms. It was mellow and subdued, but still terrifying.
Is any of this making any sense?
I saw this in the cinema when it was released, late 2012. It was a blind date with a guy called Aaron: we had some dinner before and a chat and then went and watched the film. When we were walking out after it had finished, he told me he thought it was better than the original.
I never saw him again.
Ladies and gentlemen this is how you make a Pixar Film.
Ad a dash of orginal ideas,
A pinch of relatible humor,
A cupfull of colour and imaginaton.
A spoonful of clever storytelling.
And mix them all together and what do you get? One of the most cathartic and satasfying films youve seen in a long while.
A stunning film.