Christopher Vowles

Admiring the work of long dead engineers: Barmouth Bridge
Helpful votes received on reviews: 68% (62 of 91)
Location: Shropshire


Top Reviewer Ranking: 877,846 - Total Helpful Votes: 62 of 91
B&R 99: Herefordshire Byways -  DVD - B & R Video &hellip
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem, 26 Nov 2012
The footage on this DVD means a lot to me as it is of branch lines near my home. The lines disappeared when I was a child. Pictures of the lines in working days are extremely rare, so this DVD of transferred cine footage taken by an enthusiast is fascinating. A true window on the past.
Shirley Valentine [DVD] [1989] <b>DVD</b> ~ Pauline Collins
Shirley Valentine [DVD] [1989] DVD ~ Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins is excellent at winning our hearts in this male-written slushfest about how marriage disempowers women. The Greek scenes are beautifully photographed. I feel the secondary characters, however, need to be viewed with a deal of forbearance. Julia McKenzie as a snobbish, suburban vegetarian probably says more about Willy Russell's dislike of vegetarians than it does about vegetarians: Joanna Lumley's high-class (is there such a thing?) whore has to be accepted without questioning, Alison Steadman's bird-brained man-mad outlook seems unconvincing and Tom Conti as the handsome seducer all add up to a two-dimensional supporting cast whose job is to serve the plot and nothing else… Read more
Jagged Edge [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Glenn Close
Jagged Edge [DVD] DVD ~ Glenn Close
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
What a satisfying thriller! If you've ever known someone who is very attractive and deploys charm to get their own way whilst being, in truth, malevolent, this movie is irresistable. A well-constructed plot keeps nothing certain until the end. And the scene where Glenn Close types a test word on a typewriter and thus discovers a terrifying truth is, in my opinion, a coup de cinema.