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Tilly Trotter [DVD] [1999]
Tilly Trotter [DVD] [1999]
Dvd ~ Carli Norris
Price: £3.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Thing On TV At The Moment, 29 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Tilly Trotter [DVD] [1999] (DVD)
It's the best thing on British TV at the moment; 5-star production values and naturalistic acting from the actors make Tilly Trotter the best thing on TV at the moment. Carli Norris plays the eponymous heroine in a rural North-East setting from the nineteenth century. Tilly Trotter is good entertainment - admittedly it is not Shakespeare -but its lack of pretension is its strongest suit.

The acting is excellent as is the script, photography and music.

Dances With Wolves [DVD] [1990]
Dances With Wolves [DVD] [1990]
Dvd ~ Kevin Costner
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Film For Everyone, 27 Mar. 2015
Great film: elegiac, spacious, natural and fairly evergreen; Kevin Costner took the honours in every way. From the horrors of war to the pleasures of a natural life in the wild, Costner mixed Jack London with the wild west to produce a film the whole family could enjoy.

The Grifters - Special Edition [DVD]
The Grifters - Special Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Cusack
Price: £10.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 27 Mar. 2015
I was taken to this by a well-meaning friend but the combination of weak story line and "an honest day's thieving" didn't go down well with me. John Cusack??? Why? Why? Frankly, he looks like he's got his thumb in his mouth most of the time and couldn't lift a sherbert dab on a slack day at Woolworth's (RIP)

Amsterdamned [DVD]
Amsterdamned [DVD]
Dvd ~ Huub Stapel
Price: £14.95

4.0 out of 5 stars European Entertainment, 26 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Amsterdamned [DVD] (DVD)
Amsterdamned was a sort of lightweight European answer to some of the American action films. Tellingly, with European films, its tongue was fairly firmly in its cheek, and there were some great set pieces that could only have happened in Europe.

It was the first major outing for the director...whose name eludes me, but I think he went on to bigger, better things in Hollywood.

Soldier Blue [DVD] [1970]
Soldier Blue [DVD] [1970]
Dvd ~ Candice Bergen
Price: £8.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Neglected, 25 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Soldier Blue [DVD] [1970] (DVD)
You don't hear much about this film anymore, which is a shame as it is an excellent story with documentary facets which explore the clash between American soldiers and indian's in the 19th century. The performances are really good and there is a disturbing slice of reality in the action as to what really happened to the native indians, namely genocide.

The Sure Thing [DVD]
The Sure Thing [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Cusack
Price: £6.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy!, 25 Mar. 2015
This review is from: The Sure Thing [DVD] (DVD)
It's a very funny film about truck drivers and women - enjoy!

Slender Sherbet
Slender Sherbet
Price: £27.31

4.0 out of 5 stars Right When You Need It, 24 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Slender Sherbet (Audio CD)
Not as accessible as Circus Maximus, Slender Sherbert runs the gamut of human folly and psychology, as you would expect with Momus. There are some knockout tracks amid the more ambient mood pieces.

Still got that odd ball off-kilter edge - right there when you need it.

1941 [DVD] [1979] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
1941 [DVD] [1979] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ John Belushi
Offered by passionFlix UK
Price: £4.71

3.0 out of 5 stars The Steven Spielberg Film No One Talks About, 24 Mar. 2015
The Steven Spielberg film no one talks about. After the success of The Sugarland Express and Jaws, Spielberg went onto this cultish film which sank without trace - appropriately enough as it was about submarines.

Party Animal [DVD] [1984] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Party Animal [DVD] [1984] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Matthew Causey

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Film, 23 Mar. 2015
One of those films that popped out in the eighties and did its job really properly: entertaining, witty, good performances and funny!!!!!

Hardware - 25 Year Special Anniversary Collector's Edition [Blu-ray]
Hardware - 25 Year Special Anniversary Collector's Edition [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Iggy Pop
Price: £10.56

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good For The Budget, 22 Mar. 2015
It was a very good film considering the budget - a couple of lads from Eastenders had a run out and the props department ran wild for a few weeks'. Stanley didn't go on to much which is a shame (I heard he got on the wrong side of Marlon Brando).

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