Adil Choudhry

"always learning"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (61 of 76)
Location: Austria


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,371,625 - Total Helpful Votes: 61 of 76
Downfall (2 Disc Edition) [DVD] [2005] <b>DVD</b> ~ Bruno Ganz
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
One of the most thought provoking films I have come across. I saw the cinematic release when it first came out in Germany, with considerable hype surrounding the event.
Having done significant reading on the war (and not encumbered by either 'guilt' or 'rage' that affects nationalities directly participating in the war), I have always had somewhat of a more detached view as one would to any other historical read.
I consequently always found the depiction of Hitler, and Nazis in general, quite one-dimensional in most movies and literature covering the subject. Of course all those historically documented horrors took place, and OFCOURSE one cannot justify them!
However, none of… Read more
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (Special Edition) [&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Jeffrey Donovan
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shadows can be good, 4 Sep 2003
To expect anyone to match the 'uniqueness' of the original Blair Witch is a phenominal ask indeed. The 'original' Blair Witch was just original, and you do not duplicate originals.
The challenge in conceptualizing such a plot is huge, since the 'reality' element (or as some would prefer to call it 'mockumentary' element) could no longer be duplicated. I think it was a clever idea to point a finger at the first movie and distnace the plot from it considerably, along with the manner in which the movie was executed. Nevertheless, the movie manages to stay true to the essence of what made the original a success, i.e. the eerieness and creepiness. The Blair Witch series is not… Read more
The Animatrix [DVD] [2003] <b>DVD</b> ~ Clayton Watson
The Animatrix [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Clayton Watson
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I may have shied away from giving "Reloaded" 5 stars, but the Animatrix collection definately gets my vote.
The reasons for such a high rating are quite straighforward. Conceptually, I believe these short films are an outstanding idea to help close the (limitless) questions that the Matrix trilogy creates. Even the die hard Matrix fans (and here i refer to fans of the story, not 'just' the special effects) have hungered for the greater perspective on the plot that this collection so wonderfully delivers on.
Executionally, my comments are slightly different. Though a very good 'collection' of animations, some are significantly superior to others (and here I am refereing simply to… Read more

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