I'll fully admit to having the sense of humour and wonder of an 8-year-old, so this was a magical treat for Christmas. There are some powerful moments in along with awfully trite ones, but all in all it's a wonderful film for Christmas, I can't wait to watch it with my actual 8-year-old nephew - he'll definitely get a kick out of it.
I watched this with my Mum and Dad in a full Hackney Picturehouse, and the mix of…
I'm slightly embarrassed to admit how much I love this film, and how much it is a running joke in my life. The stuff about F.R. Leavis is legendary, and me and my friends at uni spent our whole revision for our literary studies in first year quoting the film. "Ugh, he's just a knobby knobhead with no knob". Sally Phillips and James Callis steal the show.
"Do you know... where the toilets are?"
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.…
It's one of the great mysteries of my life why I've never seen this from beginning to end before. I'd caught the end of it on television many years back, but never sat down to watch it in its entirety. My 'Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon' list prompted me to revisit this and I'm struggling for words to describe it.
I could do a jokey review, saying I'm glad I didn't name my list about first periods 'Plug It…