Charles Vasey

Top Reviewer Ranking: 229
Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (3,368 of 3,694)
Location: London, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 229 - Total Helpful Votes: 3368 of 3694
Prisoners [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Jackman
Prisoners [DVD] DVD ~ Hugh Jackman
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beat It Out Of Them!, 17 Aug 2014
Two girls have been kidnapped; but who did it? The local rozzers are on the job led by Jake Gyllenhaal in fine form. The father (well-played by Hugh Jackman) is of the know-all ranting variety who cooks off faster than Barry, Gary and Terry. Is it the daft lad in the RV (Paul Dano continuing his good work)? Then there's this mystery chap sneeking around and the paedophile priest with a body in the cellar. That barely starts to cover the clues in this long, intense and unpleasant mystery. Stick with it though, and keep watching carefully; all the clues are there. Intense.
In Search of the Trojan War [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Michael Wood
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breaker Of Horses, 12 Aug 2014
By golly this is a good series, despite the risk of being presented by a celebrity historian (young Phoebus Apollo in this case) this is careful and judged in its views. It visits all manner of places that I will never see, and shows us the actual items that made up the story of our view of the Trojan War. We meet many academics all of whom are given time to develop their arguments; and develop them with great skill. It is Reithian television at its best. Michael Wood holds back his own view on the story until the very last moments, and ends on a splendid line.
The Butler [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Forest Whitaker
The Butler [DVD] DVD ~ Forest Whitaker
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Typical exuberant American biopic based (very very loosely) on the life of Eugene Allen; you have a hard life in the cotton fields, the move north, the skills and rules of butlering, a son in the Freedom Riders and the Panthers another in Vietnam. It is a clever and effective moulding of a lot of the black experience in those years. A great opportunity for guest "presidents" and some real drama and tragedy. All lifting to the election of Obama. All the more effective for Forest Whitaker's skilful playing.