Helpful votes received on reviews: 66% (19 of 29)


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Farewell [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Guillaume Canet
Farewell [DVD] DVD ~ Guillaume Canet
I adore love Cold War thrillers. The idea of a French view on the era - especially one based on a true story was enticing. I looked forward so much to watching it - conceivably, it could not live up to my expectations.

The cinematography was excellent; I really liked the look of the film. However, the American aspect of the story was very 'hammily' portrayed.

Whilst we patently have so much to thank the French for - they managed to appear extremely supercilious in this movie. Undoubtedly, it is of especial interest to see a Cold War film from a French perspective. However, it manages to convey a smug 'the French knew best' sanctimoniousness. Possibly they did,… Read more
Sleepless Night [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Serge Riaboukine
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous film!, 17 Jan 2013
This is a relentless thriller - no small feat when you consider 99% of it occurs within a single building. It has fabulous plot twists and turns - and you can never be sure who has the moral high-ground. Presumably, it was made for a comparatively small amount of money. Therefore, it is incredible that the scale manages to be so grand. Compared to the high budget thrills of something like'...Ghost Protocol' - 'Sleepless Night' knocks it into a 'cocked-hat'. Furthermore, the plot makes a great deal more sense and is infinitely more engaging.

A great movie that I absolutely recommend!
Skyfall [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Daniel Craig
Skyfall [DVD] DVD ~ Daniel Craig
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
`Skyfall' is an entertaining movie and incorporates some sublime actors. However, after re-reading all the Bond books - the best, in my mind, being the Sebastian Faulks addition to the series, `Skyfall' follows its celluloid predecessors - and could have been so much more superior if it incorporated more of the style of the books.
`Skyfall' forgoes story, ergo substance, for the sake of relentless action. Aspects of the plot are non-sensical as a result. The incredible options that lay open to the makers of the film, courtesy of the phenomenal actors they had at their disposal, were not acknowledged.
Conceivably, Bond stories should have been left in an era no later than the… Read more

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