L. Davidson

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,944
Helpful votes received on reviews: 61% (6,313 of 10,311)
Location: Belfast, N.Ireland
Birthday: 4 Jun

Classical music, reading,the movies, walking, crosswords, travel and eating out.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,944 - Total Helpful Votes: 6313 of 10311
Three Monkeys [DVD] [2008] <b>DVD</b> ~ Yavuz Bingol
Three Monkeys [DVD] [2008] DVD ~ Yavuz Bingol
3.0 out of 5 stars Secrets and Lies, 14 Sep 2014
"Uzak" was a particular favourite film of mine and I've watched all of Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's films since that. None of them have really bettered "Uzak" however including this film. Like the films of Hungarian director Bela Tarr,you really have to be in the mood to watch Cilgan's films as they are slow moving, downbeat and filled with long periods of silence. "Three Monkeys" is no exception. The story is about a driver who serves a prison sentence on behalf of his politician employer in return for a generous lump sum payment. However while he is in jail,his wife has an affair with the politician which her teenage son finds out about. When the husband… Read more
Most Wanted Man [Blu-ray] [2014] [US Import] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Philip Seymour Hoffman
Most Wanted Man [Blu-ray] [2014] [US Import] Blu-ray ~ Philip Seymour Hoffman
3.0 out of 5 stars Entrapment on the Elbe, 13 Sep 2014
I found "A Most Wanted Man" to be a curiously flat film ; one that never quite came to life to enthrall and captivate the viewer. It is a slow moving spy drama (not a thriller) with few action scenes and not a lot of suspense. The film is set in Hamburg and follows the activities of Philip Seymour Hoffman's unhealthy,wheezy anti terrorist chief who sets up an elaborate sting operation to entrap a suspected Jihadist financier after a young Chechen illegal immigrant arrives in town. The rather plain looking Rachel McAdams plays the Chechen's lawyer , or terrorist social worker,as Hoffman labels her. The film plods along slowly as Hoffman sets up his sting which culminates in an… Read more
Sex Tape [Blu-ray] [2014] [US Import] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Jason Segel
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"Sex Tape" is a fairly disappointing attempt at a comedy. I normally like Cameron Diaz comedy films like the excellent "Bad Teacher", but this effort just wasn't funny. The film follows the events that unfold after a middle aged couple make a sex tape on their IPad which then gets shared accidentally with a number of other IPads belonging to friends and work colleagues. The couple try to get these IPads back and a number of awkward but not particularly funny situations develop. There is a lot of unnecessary swearing in this film and quite a few bare arses get displayed along with plenty of simulated sex. Cameron Diaz is really a bit too old now for all that carry on in my… Read more