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Child's Pose [DVD]
Child's Pose [DVD]
Dvd ~ Luminita Gheorghiu
Price: £9.70

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good film - clever and understated, but keep the camera steady!, 26 Feb 2014
This review is from: Child's Pose [DVD] (DVD)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Most lovers of European cinema will warm to this film, and I nearly gave it five stars. It’s subtle, intelligent, and very well acted by all, especially Luminita Gheorghiu.

There’s no explicit violence or sex, and yet this is very much a film for adults, especially parents, and has very grown-up themes. Although the story focuses on the days following a car accident in which Luminita Gheorghiu’s grown-up son killed a 14 year old, it is the possible family events that might have impacted the characters, that one is left pondering.

Almost everything in the film is subtly understated – the corruption (perhaps?), the efforts of the mother for control (perhaps?) over her son, the effects (perhaps?) of this on the son – yet seems more powerfully articulated for this.

However, there was one character, a witness to the crash, who briefly appeared and seemed to me to be a little less subtle and a little too cunning and openly corrupt, which oddly felt out of keeping with the rest of the story.

My other gripe was the occasional overuse of camera movement and rapid focusing – you know the style “if we hand-hold the camera and move it rapidly from talker to talker, even briefly defocus it, it will look more natural, more like…” …front-line news footage I suppose. Trouble is, it’s difficult to concentrate on the subtitles when the image focus is flying around.

So, a very good film, subtle and thought provoking, just needed a tripod to get the full five stars.


McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014 - 1 User - 1 Year (PC)
McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014 - 1 User - 1 Year (PC)
Offered by Wiziwoo Limited

4.0 out of 5 stars Seems okay, 19 Feb 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Installation was fairly simple. As with all such software, there are a few annoying pop-ups and automatic settings, so you find yourself tweaking the system in order to remove these.

This was loaded on an old computer, with limited spec, but it seems to be coping well, and performance hasn’t dropped.


Christopher's Bicycle (Christopher Nibble)
Christopher's Bicycle (Christopher Nibble)
by Charlotte Middleton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet, 19 Feb 2014
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
The pictures are sweet and story is pleasant with an eco-message promoting recycling. There are witty touches, such as labelled arrows pointing out the features of Christopher’s bicycle – “go-faster stripes”, “honk honk horn” etc. The book is simple and charming, but probably a little bland for many children; our young son hasn’t shown much interest in it.


Philips HD4644/00 White Energy Efficient Kettle, 3000 Watt - 1.7 Litre
Philips HD4644/00 White Energy Efficient Kettle, 3000 Watt - 1.7 Litre
Offered by DDL-Direct UK
Price: £28.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great kettle, 5 Feb 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Our Phillips HD4644 Kettle has just had its third birthday. Used many times every day, it still boils quickly and quietly. No leaks or problems of any sort. It’s easy to fill, pour and operate, and is comfortable to hold. The side window clearly shows the water level, and the indicator light is easy see. Couldn’t ask for more. Happy third birthday HD4644 kettle!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality, 5 Feb 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Sure it’s expensive, but it’s also tough, tactile, cheerful and terrific. This is a product that is going to last for many, many years -- there are no fiddly clips or fragile parts. It’s simple and quick to attach to the chair, or to remove, using the very sturdy side clips. The wooden toys sit nicely within reach and are easy for the baby to manipulate. Our baby absolutely loved it.


Ravel New Eye-Catching Dinosaur 3D Kids Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and Multicolour PU Strap R1513.59
Ravel New Eye-Catching Dinosaur 3D Kids Quartz Watch with White Dial Analogue Display and Multicolour PU Strap R1513.59
Offered by BM ENTERPRISE (UK) LTD
Price: £7.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice watch for young children, 5 Feb 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Our young son has had this for a few months and it keeps good time and seems robust. He doesn’t wear it every day, and I’m not sure how the plastic strap would last if he did – it’s probably strong, but feels a bit vulnerable.

The dial is a good size for young children and the numbers are clear to read.

The price for this watch seems to vary considerably according to supplier (as I write this review the watch is being sold for a lot more than we paid for it), so you might look for other Ravel 3D watches on Amazon to get a feel for the range of prices.


Touch Up Paint HONDA B96P ETERNAL BLUE
Touch Up Paint HONDA B96P ETERNAL BLUE
Offered by Extreme Auto Accessories
Price: £8.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent match, 5 Feb 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The colour match and metallic finish are perfect for our Honda, and the paint is a good consistency for touching up.

The bottle was slightly different to the one shown, and the top seems to screw at a slight angle -- which makes we wonder whether the top is actually meant for a different bottle. However, it didn't leak and seems air-tight, so I'm pleased with this product.


Bahco  9031 Adjustable Wrench 8IN
Bahco 9031 Adjustable Wrench 8IN
Price: £22.54

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good wrench, 5 Feb 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This feels tough and is comfortable to hold. It seems well made, and the jaws are strong, secure and well aligned. I’m pleased I purchased this rather than risk any of the cheaper products.

I was unsure what size to go for, but this size seems a good option and has already proved useful around the home.


Kettler Speedy 12.5-Inch Balance Bike (Blue)
Kettler Speedy 12.5-Inch Balance Bike (Blue)
Price: £44.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice bike, 5 Feb 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is adored by our 3 year old son, who has great fun riding it.

It’s well made and was easy to assemble, although the bolt for the seat needs a strong hand and a good spanner (rather than the one supplied) to tighten it enough to keep the seat secure.

I was initially unsure about the plastic tyres. But these seem to be tough and haven’t worn at all. Although solid, they’re flexible enough to soften the ride.


Kärcher WV60 Window Vac - Window Cleaning Vacuum Kit
Kärcher WV60 Window Vac - Window Cleaning Vacuum Kit
Price: £60.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Really pleased, 5 Feb 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is great for condensation. It removes water much quicker and leaves the windows much drier than sponges, cloths, paper towels etc. The tank is large enough to hold a house-worth of water, and is very easy to empty. Results are streak-free, and the vac is easy to use.

We’ve found the small 170mm nozzle to be especially (included the WV60 or can be purchased separately).


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