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The Wall [DVD]
The Wall [DVD]
Dvd ~ Martina Gedeck
Offered by The World Cinema Store
Price: £6.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Trapped, 1 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: The Wall [DVD] (DVD)
A woman finds herself trapped in a remote Alpine setting by a bizarre force field and has to survive alone.

Reasonably interesting to begin with but dramatic tension is not sustained.


The Apple [DVD]
The Apple [DVD]
Dvd ~ Massoumeh Naderi
Price: £6.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An ordeal, 1 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: The Apple [DVD] (DVD)
The film presents a father with a blind wife who keep their daughters locked in a yard. Neighbours complain and social services intervene by locking up the father and setting his daughters loose...

Difficult to like this film which has some of the qualities of a documentary and shows us strange and unsympathetic characters.
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Blackboards [DVD] [2000]
Blackboards [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Said Mohamadi
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Price: £17.42

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment, 1 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Blackboards [DVD] [2000] (DVD)
I was expecting a film depicting the heroic plight of teachers desperately trying to provide an education for their pupils against a difficult backdrop. Instead we see desperate and not particularly sympathetic teachers trying to ply their trade. Not particularly edifying.


Adolf Eichmann [DVD]
Adolf Eichmann [DVD]
Dvd ~ Thomas Kreschmann
Price: £3.99

13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly dull, 2 May 2014
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This review is from: Adolf Eichmann [DVD] (DVD)
Given the potentially interesting subject matter, (Eichmann kidnapped in Argentina and placed on trial in Israel), it was surprising just how dull this film really was.

Stephen Fry gives a truly embarrassing performance managing to combine a ham-acted Israeli accent with elements of posh English often within the same sentence.


The Shining [DVD] [1980]
The Shining [DVD] [1980]
Dvd ~ Jack Nicholson
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Price: £3.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Now a Classic Horror Movie, 19 April 2014
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One of the defining roles for Jack Nicholson in this movie, together with his tour-de-force as R P MacMurphy in 'One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest'.

Here we see him dispatched to act as the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in the Colorado mountains; a hotel where a previous incumbent took an axe to his two daughters. Will history repeat himself?

The scenes in which the caretakers child pedals through the endless corridors of the deserted hotel and where the girls appear and invite him to 'come and play with us' memorably build tension as the film moves irrevocably to its chilling climax.


Decline and Fall
Decline and Fall
by Evelyn Waugh
Edition: Audio CD

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3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Feelings, 19 April 2014
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Initially very funny as a disgraced Oxford student acquires a job in a dubious boarding school in North Wales.

Racial elements which begin to permeate the novel are not so palatable and I'm not entirely sure how far I distance the author from some of the views espoused by his characters.


Alone in Berlin (Penguin Modern Classics)
Alone in Berlin (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Hans Fallada
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly compelling novel, 19 April 2014
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Set in the era of the Third Reich, this compelling novel has a cat-and-mouse structure as it shows what happens when a lone and disillusioned protester begins to lay down postcards in public places criticising the Fuhrer and a Gestapo officer is assigned the task of stopping him in his tracks.

The writer skilfully evokes an atmosphere of fear and suspicion. An utterly compelling read!


Tsotsi [DVD] [2006]
Tsotsi [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Presley Chweneyagae
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, 19 April 2014
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This review is from: Tsotsi [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
A powerful film which initially seems to present a loathsome individual inhabiting a cruel and crime-ridden world but shows how even he has a glow-worm of tenderness in his heart.


Speer & Hitler (Double Disc Set) [DVD]
Speer & Hitler (Double Disc Set) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sebastian Koch
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £8.52

4.0 out of 5 stars Always interesting to get a German perspective on Nazism, 19 April 2014
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An interesting and thought-provoking documentary which led me to the view that Hitler's architect who escaped the gallows at Nuremburg was more fully involved in Nazism that I had previously thought.


Legend
Legend
Price: £5.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The title says it all!, 19 April 2014
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This review is from: Legend (Audio CD)
An album which cannot disappoint. Consistently impressive and with so much to offer in different ways.

Uplifting, enjoyable, moving... If you're hesitating, just buy it!


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