Barbara. Barron

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (64 of 80)
Location: Midlands UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 50,459 - Total Helpful Votes: 64 of 80
The Shield: Complete Seasons 1-7 [DVD] [2011] <b>DVD</b> ~ Michael Chiklis
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars top notch, 29 Oct 2013
This excellent demonstration of the administration of justice by the cops in America, and I suspect elsewhere also, clearly showing the impossibility of the impartial and truthful dispensation of judgement, especially, when I find myself emotionally batting for those who have obviously played a corrupt hand! The truth is a strange concept!! Mix these dynamics with high octane action, cruelty and dire poverty and injustice coloured with social inequalities, and the corrupting power of politics, and there is a mixing bowl full of unimaginable highly emotional colour, flavour and spice.

I have never seen such an enjoyable, hard hitting cop program ever. It puts the others to shame!
Devil's Backbone [DVD] [2001] <b>DVD</b> ~ Marisa Paredes
Devil's Backbone [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Marisa Paredes
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is, in my mind the most carefully portrayed work of human emotion G Del Toro has attempted thus far. It transcends Pan's Labyrinth but does show eclectic talent when I look at Hellboy(s) and the different genres so well constructed. It is a pure work of genius. The gentleness and awareness he has shown in the making of this film is second to none.

His portrayal of the life led by those at the mercy of poverty such as the orphans in the Spanish Civil War is mighty telling. He gives a glimpse into the culture of the Spaniards of the day, their music and philosophy, poetry and art, as well as the depraved wicked and greedy.

The hopelessness of those children… Read more
Hideous [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Michael Citriniti
Hideous [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Citriniti
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing but fun, 6 Oct 2013
It goes way OTT with the plot, the creatures, the acting, the set. You will either enjoy the high jinx or not. I found myself chuckling throughout this film. Don't have any expectations with this film, just take it as it comes!

Mix two barmy rich collectors of "biological specimens", the greedy dealer and her very dozy secretary, the detective trying to include a spot of common sense in this mayhem, and the film starts with 3 salvage boatmen trying to make a buck or two from "biological detritus" which emanates from the sewers. This all goes into the mixing pot to make a soggy souffle of a film.

Of course I'll be spoiling nothing by saying the specimens come to life,… Read more