S. R. Cantle

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (89 of 106)
Location: Hampshire UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 46,305 - Total Helpful Votes: 89 of 106
Dates [DVD] [2013] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sheridan Smith
Dates [DVD] [2013] DVD ~ Sheridan Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars First-rate entertainment, 25 April 2014
I loved so much about this series of short interconnected films, which was orignally made for Channel 4 and broadcast during 2013.
The cast is outstanding, especially, I thought the less well-known actors, Sian Breckin, Montana Thompson, just to pick out 2, who I'd never seen before. As explained by the series writer, Bryan Elsley in the extras the cast had to be this good as the stories are mostly talking heads across tables, so it all turns on the dialogue and the performances. So it's great to see outstanding British actors, Sheridan Smith, Will Mellor, Ben Chaplin et al utterly convincing as their flawed characters deal with the tensions of their, at times, very funny dates. An… Read more
The Killing - Series 3 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sofie Gråbøl
The Killing - Series 3 [DVD] DVD ~ Sofie Gråbøl
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Without doubt this is the best of the recent Danish Noir thrillers. More intricately plotted than the previous 'Killing' series, its intensity grabs you early on and just won't let you go. Praise first must go to the writer Søren Sveistrup; who has again produced a cleverly intricate but totally plausible crime story. The main story is again offset by an equally absorbing political drama, which enables you to catch your breath before the main narrative leaps forward again, with the police trying desparately to keep up with the 'killer'.

At the centre of it all is DI Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl), an actress brilliantly able to inject the same convincing intensity to her character as… Read more
She's Out Of My League [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jay Baruchel
She's Out Of My League [DVD] DVD ~ Jay Baruchel
First and foremost a comedy, this movie really grabbed me at the start and never let go. The story fairly zinged along, helped in no small part by an excellent script and by a great cast, all on top form. I guess that has to be huge credit to the Director, Jim Field Smith, who's new to me, as were many of the cast, apart from Alice Eve, who is sort of unforgettable once you've seen one of her films. In this one, as a bonus she's cast alongside her actual parents, Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan - who are playing her character's parents in the film.

The hero Kirk, played by Jay Baruchel carried the film for me, along with his friends at the Airport. The characters, Stainer and Devon… Read more