Shop now Shop now Shop now Up to 70% off Fashion Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Amazon Fire TV Amazon Pantry Food & Drink Beauty Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Profile for Thamesis > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Thamesis
Top Reviewer Ranking: 53,023
Helpful Votes: 178

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Thamesis (Devon U.K.)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
pixel
Intex Bellows Foot Pump
Intex Bellows Foot Pump
Price: £6.37

5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB!, 22 Jan. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Intex Bellows Foot Pump (Sports)
This is an extremely well-made pump. When you look at the price you wonder exactly what you will be getting. Well, have no fear, you will be getting a very sturdy and efficient device, and easy to use. Don't think twice, buy one!


Au Hasard Balthazar [DVD] [1966]
Au Hasard Balthazar [DVD] [1966]
Dvd ~ Anne Wiazemsky
Offered by Helen's Goodies
Price: £11.48

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A truly awful film., 16 Jan. 2016
This has to be one of the worst films I have ever seen. From watching the magnificent "Ordet" recently, this film, given its exalted status, led me to believe I was in for a similarly unforgettable experience. Well, it was unforgettable, for its sheer banality. Even the sickening brutality to Balthazar seemed purely gratuitous - just say it's symbolic of Christ's Passion in order to justify it. It was all one-dimensional and simplistic. It lacked any coherence and, frankly, I am surprised Balthazar didn't bemoan his fate - that of having to work with so many lifeless automata going by the name of actors. You can almost hear Bresson say off-camera to the "actors", "Now, first put one foot forward, now the other, now look to the left, now look miserable." Even if these were novice actors there is no excuse, just see what Pasolini did with the local people he used in "The Gospel According To St Matthew", a real masterpiece. If you are going to buy this film, research its actual content beforehand, and not the adulatory reviews. I am glad so many find it a memorable film - at least I hope they genuinely do and not just to follow the herd. Well. it's back to Fellini, Pasolini, Eisenstein, Dreyer, and indeed, almost anyone else except Robert Bresson. Still, each to his own.
By the way, the one star is for Balthazar, the only shining ray of talent in this dreary unimaginative farrago. I will end by quoting part of another review of the film - "And according to all available evidence, Bresson pushed reality to its furthermost possible extreme by actually having all of these outrages visited on the living beast who was Balthasar in the film. The animal's suffering was authentic. Personally, I would question the compassionate spirituality of a director who expressed his artistic vision by repetitiously, almost compulsively torturing a helpless animal."
All in the cause of "art" - oh, and of course, box office receipts. How utterly contemptible!


Bundle of 6 Fiber Tip Stylus Pens with 6 Lanyards - Retail Packaging (Silver + Light Blue + Green + Dark Blue + Yellow + Black, 4.5 inch)
Bundle of 6 Fiber Tip Stylus Pens with 6 Lanyards - Retail Packaging (Silver + Light Blue + Green + Dark Blue + Yellow + Black, 4.5 inch)
Offered by The Friendly Swede [UK]
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, 15 Jan. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Fantastic. They make using the IPad a joy - effortless and precise. No more repeated efforts with your fat digit to tap the letter you want but end up highlighting a whole word. This stylus lands right between letters, or on individual letters first time. Soft-tipped too. I've never used a stylus before - this is superb!


The VIPs (Hotel Internacional) Spanish import, plays in English
The VIPs (Hotel Internacional) Spanish import, plays in English
Dvd ~ Elizabeth Taylor
Offered by wmdservices
Price: £8.71

5.0 out of 5 stars A TRULY LOVELY FILM!, 15 Jan. 2016
As someone who cannot stick the pairing - both on-screen and off - of Burton and Taylor, this came as a very pleasing surprise. The script, by the wonderful Terence Rattigan (Separate Tables), the fantastic cast, the nostalgic setting (for me) of Heathrow in the 1960s, and the excellent direction of Anthony Asquith, has left an indelible memory. The stories are moving and, in the case of Orson Welles and his "tax advisor" Martin Miller, hilarious. I was by turns gripped and moved throughout. There is a particularly unforgettable scene between Burton and Maggie Smith - I will say no more so as not to spoil your future enjoyment of it. There is one star who manages to eclipse them all and it the the unique, wonderful, much loved and deeply missed, Margaret Rutherford. I was transported to a better time and place by this film. I do hope it does the same for you. By the way, the Spanish DVD is an excellent print, worthy of the grandeur of the film.


Night Boat To Dublin [DVD]
Night Boat To Dublin [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Newton
Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A WONDERFUL DISCOVERY., 15 Jan. 2016
This review is from: Night Boat To Dublin [DVD] (DVD)
My goodness, how have I managed to avoid seeing this film in half a century of being a fan of British films from the forties and fifties? It's wonderful to see a younger and more restrained Robert Newton, a truly sinister Raymond Lovell, a brief appearance by Herbert Lom, and an excellent Guy Middleton - why wasn't he given more serious roles instead of the usual comedy performances? This film has suspense, an excellent array of actors, and a lovely atmosphere - there is something wonderfully comforting about the sets. I am so glad I took a chance and ordered this, thanks to the other positive reviews on this page. If you like British films, suspense films, or just very good films of any description, buy this as I am certain you will not regret it - far from it!


Q Planes [DVD]
Q Planes [DVD]
Dvd ~ Laurence Olivier
Offered by NextDayEntertainment
Price: £5.84

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY THIS FILM - WITHOUT DELAY!, 1 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Q Planes [DVD] (DVD)
I bought this solely on recommendation of the previous reviewers - and what a lot of discriminating folk they are. This film is an absolute cracker no matter which angle it is viewed from, whether it be acting, script, direction, or picture and sound quality (which are pristine). The real star of stars in this mini-masterpiece is Ralph Richardson, who turns in the most wonderfully engaging performance I have seen from him. Richardson was born for this role being a natural eccentric with charm - as is the part he plays here. The dialogue is sharp, witty, extremely finely crafted, and doesn't lessen in quality during the film - as is often the case. The plot is exciting and the whole thing travels at an unrelenting pace from beginning to end.
I read that one of the directors, an Arthur B. Woods, was regarded as one of the most promising talents of the time, but was killed in action in 1944.
So, buy this film for yourself and to see what a tremendous talent was cut short. God bless you Mr Woods, along with everyone else involved in this wonderful and uplifting film. Now, do as you're told and buy it NOW!


SanDisk Extreme 32 GB Flash Drive USB 3.0 up to 245 MB/s FFP
SanDisk Extreme 32 GB Flash Drive USB 3.0 up to 245 MB/s FFP
Price: £18.98

3.0 out of 5 stars Very cheaply constructed for the price., 16 Sept. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
It seems to work fine but you'd never guess from the construction that this was a top-of-the-line flash drive. It is flimsy and looks as though it will break. For the price you pay you really expect the outside to match the undoubtedly advanced inside. If this were handed to you without any information as to its performance you'd say it was a cheap model. I have had flash drives half the price which have been far better made. I wouldn't buy another one.


Staedtler mars rasor eraser pencil
Staedtler mars rasor eraser pencil
Offered by Jackson's Art Supplies
Price: £1.79

5.0 out of 5 stars An indispensable eraser., 17 Jun. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
A really first-rate eraser and one of the very few which will actually erase biro. I have bought two in case they stop making them.


Organic Pu-Erh Chinese Black Tea 125g Caddy
Organic Pu-Erh Chinese Black Tea 125g Caddy

5.0 out of 5 stars Strangely addictive., 17 Jun. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is a very earthy tea which, after drinking the first cup, may leave you wondering whether it really is to your taste. After three or four cups I am sure you will find that it is certainly to your taste. A distinctive tea and one well worth having in your cupboard as a change from the usual "cup of Rosie".


20 denier sheer tights size 24 to 42 (petite to extra long/tall) - black or beige
20 denier sheer tights size 24 to 42 (petite to extra long/tall) - black or beige
Offered by DONATELLAS
Price: £5.29 - £6.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really excellent product., 19 Mar. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I ordered these tights for my mother who despaired to finding ones with the quality one once used to see. She was bracing herself for more disappointment when these arrived - but they were superb. The fit was perfect and the material just as one would have found years ago. A real find - so much so that she immediately ordered three more pairs.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5