Mr. Paul Barker

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (18 of 21)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 64,960 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 21
Heaven's Gate Restored Edition 2 Discs[DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kris Kristofferson
I get the impression that the USA critics had a down on Michael Cimino, because how anyone can criticise this, baffles me. It is brilliant in every way. The acting is superb, the storyline is excellent and the scenery is majestic. I would dearly have loved to have seen the original which I understand was over 500 minutes, but I don't think that will ever happen. Instead I am left with something that in this form is absolutely magnificent. What do critics know anyway, have they ever acted themselves? To me they are a set of nomarks. Once again take no notice of them, this is a classic.
Richie Benaud's Greatest XI [DVD]
Although I would have had the brilliant South African Graeme Pollock in the team, I can't argue with any of the other ten choices by the 'voice of cricket', Ritchie Benaud. Superbly presented and a brilliant description as to why he selected who he did, this is a 'must' to have in every cricket lover's collection
Mahler [1974] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert Powell
Mahler [1974] [DVD] DVD ~ Robert Powell
Director Ken Russell produced a masterpiece here with this film which virtually completely took place on a train. Two fine actors Robert Powell and Georgina Hale play magnificent roles and the whole movie is very enjoyable.