This film relies more on Clarke and Claflin's dimples than it does their acting, but they are pleasant to watch together. I see a lot of people are very upset about how this film supposedly presents Will's disability as tragic primarily because he is rich and handsome - I didn't really get that from the film myself - but I am aware that as an able-bodied person I might look at this film differently. While the levels of pity this…
What a shitfest. I would probably have liked this film better if it had been about a cat. Or, hell, even about that goose that walks around on the farm at the beginning of this film. That was a great goose.
For a film called 'War Horse', it takes a long time for the 'war'-element to enter, so for the first 50 minutes, it's mainly 'horse' - and I happened to skip the horse part in my coming of age.…
Do you judge the film, or the book? I tried to judge the film on its own merit, but kind of failed. I suppose the good news is, the film in better than the book.
I'm not going to lie, I looked forward to seeing this - how often do you see a book by a woman about a woman, adapted for the screen by a woman, and then directed by a woman. When the director is Sam Taylor-Johnson, I'm…