Ann Parnell

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (8 of 8)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,943,492 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 8
Excellent German film with English subtitles. Set in 1942, this is the story of a working-class teenage boy, Friedrich, whose natural talent for boxing is spotted and rewarded by him being given a place at a Napola, a Nazi boarding school where boys were indoctrinated and trained to fulfill their destiny as the elite of the Third Reich. At the school Friedrich becomes friends with Albrecht, an intelligent, compassionate and sensitive boy whose interests lie with culture rather than sport. Albrecht is also the son of the local Nazi governor who has close links with the school.

The film shows everyday life at the Napola boarding school in authentic detail, and against this backdrop… Read more
Things We Knew Were True by Nicci Gerrard
Things We Knew Were True by Nicci Gerrard
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A story in two halves. The first half mainly tells in boring and unnecessarily over-extended detail, the first love of Edie as a teenager.

The second half, set twenty-odd years later, is far more interesting, and tells of Edie and her two sisters meeting up at their mother's home after she has been killed suddenly in a car accident. The conversations between the sisters are interesting, as they recall their early lives with their parents as they sort through their mother's possessions, and talk about their present lives. The book goes downhill when drippy Edie hankers after her lost first love and puts her marriage and family life at risk.

The family 'secrets' are… Read more
Monster [DVD] [2007] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] <b>DVD</b> ~ Erin Sullivan
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor, 8 Nov 2009
Similar in style to the Blair Witch Project, it is a fake documentary about two American girls who disappeared during a visit to Tokyo, the film consisting of the camcorder footage they recorded of their visit which was later 'found'.

Soon after arriving in Tokyo the girls are caught up in what first appears to be an earthquake, but which turns out to be an attack from underground by some kind of monster with long tentacles.

Produced on an extremely low budget, for example, all you ever see of a monster is a tentacle occasionally waving about, the film is the sort of result you would expect to get if you gave your children a camcorder and they decided to play at making… Read more

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