Philippa Christmass

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (200 of 212)
Location: Perth, WA Australia
Birthday: 31 Aug


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,120,753 - Total Helpful Votes: 200 of 212
Doctor Zhivago [1965] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Omar Sharif
Doctor Zhivago [1965] [DVD] DVD ~ Omar Sharif
117 of 122 people found the following review helpful
I first saw this film about 10 years ago. I was an impressionable teenager and was swept away by the intensity and romanticism of this film. Coming to it again after all these years,I wasn't sure how I would react. But to say I was NOT disappointed would be an understatement. The first thing to say is that this film looks even more stunning on DVD - the breathtaking cinematography is served well by the transfer to DVD. I was struck again by the visual beauty and lyricism of this film, and I must disagree with the amazon review - I thought Omar Sharif and Julie Christie's performances were brilliant in a subtle, understated way. There is none of the cheesy overacting which mars so many films… Read more
De Stijl ~ The White Stripes
De Stijl ~ The White Stripes
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I have all four Stripes albums and this is definitely the best (closely followed by Elephant). I instantly fell in love with this album and have played it relentlessly since buying it. It's very rare that I like every song on an album. This is what the Stripes do best - a combination of unbelievably good blues-punk ("Hello Operator" and "Little Bird" must be listened to LOUD), energetic 60s garage pop ("Jumble Jumble" and "You're Pretty Good Looking") and slightly folkier, introspective songs ("I'm Bound to Pack it Up"). My all-time favourite Stripes song, "Sister Do You Know My Name", is on this album. This has quickly become one of my favourite albums of all time - one of those albums… Read more
God Is In The House [DVD] [2009] <b>DVD</b> ~ Nick Cave
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
This is a no-frills concert DVD of the Bad Seeds' "And No More Shall We Part" tour. I had the privilege of seeing the Perth leg of this tour back in 2001, so the DVD brought back some great memories. I agree that the picture quality is not the sharpest I've ever seen, but it is by no means bad, and the sound quality is perfectly good. The set is split between the slower, ballady songs in the Bad Seeds repertoire (excellent renditions of "Into My Arms" and "Lime Tree Arbour") and faster, more manic songs like "Papa Won't Leave You, Henry" and the wondrous "Saint Huck". Nick is in fine voice, hovering over the front rows of the crowd like a sinister evangelist. The man is well into his… Read more

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