M. J. Walley

"martynwalley"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 70% (16 of 23)
Location: Worcester
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,611,898 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 23
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [DVD] [2011] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Hardy
9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Why do so many people rave about this movie? Le Carre's book is so full of depth of character and literary excellence...
The film does have an excellent feeling of period (although how could it better the very real '70s' feel of the BBC drama?)but, like so many modern movies, it is two dimensional and completely devoid of any character development - in short, it completely lacks heart. You are a couple of clicks away from purchasing the two disc BBC set for under a fiver. Go on-treat youself and lose yourself in something superior in every way. Even better, read the Karla trilogy and discover one of the great 20th century British authors.
The Dream Of Scipio by Iain Pears
The Dream Of Scipio by Iain Pears
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB, 2 Sep 2006
What an amazing book. I got to the end and turned back to page one without even putting the kettle on.
B.J.H Live 1974 ~ Barclay James Harvest
B.J.H Live 1974 ~ Barclay James Harvest
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome live album, 13 July 2004
Listen to this LP at high volume. It's awesome. In my book it's the last great thing BJH recorded. I feel that, whilst good in places, the later LPs are much weaker. (With the exception of Xll which I love - possibly because I caught them live on the Xll tour.)
There's a real punch to the music here - it really rocks in places. It's so very different to the earlier live BBC recording. I'm amazed that Polydor are not re-releasing it in their 're-mastered' series.

Wish List

The French Connection [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Gene Hackman
The French Connection [DVD] DVD ~ Gene Hackman
Rocky [DVD] [1977] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sylvester Stallone
Rocky [DVD] [1977] DVD ~ Sylvester Stallone
Parallax View, The [1974] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Warren Beatty
Network [DVD] [1976] <b>DVD</b> ~ Faye Dunaway
Network [DVD] [1976] DVD ~ Faye Dunaway
Cool Struttin' ~ Sonny Clark
Cool Struttin' ~ Sonny Clark