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The Queen [DVD] [2006] <b>DVD</b> ~ Helen Mirren
The Queen [DVD] [2006] DVD ~ Helen Mirren
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I'm a fan of good performances and this movie has two great ones. Obviously Helen Mirren is stunning and has cleaned up at every award ceremony since the film was released, but unfortunately I think all her praise has slightly over-shadowed Michael Sheen who is also brilliant as Tony Blair. Sheen is able to potray a man who is at times slightly bumbling, intensly sombre and extremly calculating. He matches Mirren pound for pound in the acting stakes and provides a number of moments of very wry comedy.
The Sopranos: Complete HBO Season 1 [1999] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ James Gandolfini
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
'The Sopranos' is one of the shows that I've always known about but vowed I would not watch until I was able to sit down and watch from start to finish as opposed to dipping in and out of episodes on T.V. I finally did last month and have been hooked since.

The genius of the show lies in the simplicity of it's setup. It's a drama about a mob boss and his two familes. His blood family and his crime family, which are often the interlinked.

There are no gimmicks, no silly cliff-hanger endings to every episode. The show simply unfolds itself and the lives of it's characters in the most truthful, funny, disturbing and emotional way possible.

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