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Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (10 of 12)
Location: Australia
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,733,908 - Total Helpful Votes: 10 of 12
Blindside by Gj Moffat
Blindside by Gj Moffat
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exceptional!, 2 Nov 2011
This is the first book by Moffat that I have read & it won't be the last - he is now on my must read list. Blinside is an exceptional thriller, bringing together Scotland's Strathclyde Police, The FBI, & ex-Secret Service operative, Sam Cahill. Cahill loses a former colleague, Tim Clark, in a plane crash near Denver in Colorado, & yet his name was not on the passenger manifest, & no one in the FBI or other US Intelligence Services are prepared to comment. At the same time in Glasgow, the deaths of two women lead DC Rebecca Irvine of the Strathclyde Police into a case involving a lethal new drud that is killing users. Cahill meantime heads for Denver with friend & lawyer Logan Finch, to… Read more
Confucius [DVD] [2010] <b>DVD</b> ~ Chow Yun Fat
Confucius [DVD] [2010] DVD ~ Chow Yun Fat
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 13 Sep 2011
This biopic of China's legendary philosopher is another example of the high quality films coming out of Asia today. Beautifully directed, with superb cinenatograhpy & classic battle action this is a film that will entertain. While all of these were important to me, it was Chow Yun Fat's grand portrayal of the great Confucius that surprised me. Normally stuck with ganster-type roles, this excellent actor shines here - he IS Confucius! He seems totally at home in this role, neither overplaying or underplaying the part. And while he seems at times confused by the actions of those around him, it is clear that he misses nothing, & the experiences of his life & the wisdom derived from them, are… Read more
71 - Into the Fire [DVD] [2010] <b>DVD</b> ~ Cha Seung-Won
71 - Into the Fire [DVD] [2010] DVD ~ Cha Seung-Won
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No winners in war, 13 Sep 2011
An extremely well made film that highlights the courage & sacrifice of a small group of young 'soldiers' (children to start out with, but men & soldiers they became), who defy the might of the crack North Korean 766 Commando Brigade, holding them at bay for over 11 hours & enabling the South Korean army & its allies, secure a bridgehaed at the Nakdong River, an act that would ultimately affect the tide of the Korean War. Their courage in the face of unsurmountable odds, & their 'do or die' comradeship, makes "71 - Into The Fire" an inspiring story, and a film worth watching. But as with any war, the losses are great, and while a testament to courage coming of age in the worst possible… Read more