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Shutter Island [DVD] (2010) <b>DVD</b> ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Shutter Island [DVD] (2010) DVD ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Leonardo Dicaprio teams up with Martin Scorsese in Shutter Island, a detective story revolving around the mysterious disappearance of a dangerous patient. After days of investigating, Detective Teddy Daniels becomes increasingly convinced that post war experiments are secretly being conducted at the institution.

In terms of setup; Scorsese's experience is evident. There is a sense of loneliness and wilderness portrayed in the cinematography. There is also a sense that something is not quite right and pieces of the jigsaw don't quite fit. The physical interior is spot on from the masterful Director, as he gets the audience to perceive the film the way he wants by drawing us in… Read more
The Infidel [2010] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Omid Djalili
The Infidel [2010] [DVD] DVD ~ Omid Djalili
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Infidel stars Iranian comedian Omid Djalili as a Pakistani Muslim who suffers an identity crisis after finding out that he was in fact adopted and his real parents are Jewish.

Written by David Baddiel, The Infidel is a multi-faith comedy and on first thoughts we would expect a physical slap stick affair, especially with Djalili as the main lead. Even though the premise is potentially hilarious; this is in fact a down to earth and gritty film with serious undertones. Don't get me wrong - it is still a kosher comedy, with a professional comedian as its main protagonist, well paced and with its fair share of highlights. It is also a physically detailed film, which is… Read more
Maradona [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Emir Kusturica
Maradona [DVD] DVD ~ Emir Kusturica
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Maradona - the documentary details the life of probably the greatest ever footballer through the eyes of filmmaker Emir Kusturica.

This is not a film showcasing Maradona's career from start to finish. There is an initial proviso for watching this documentary, which is that you must already be aware of his foot-balling contributions. You must be willing to accept that he is the greatest player of all time. This is because the filmmaker shares this very opinion and so do the rest of the people in this documentary. There are no comparisons to players such as Garrincha, George Best or even Eusebio; in fact no other player is ever mentioned. Instead it highlights his life after… Read more

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