Jennifer Litchfield

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 57% (395 of 692)
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Birthday: 2 Aug
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,881,682 - Total Helpful Votes: 395 of 692
The Cat's Meow [DVD] (2001) <b>DVD</b> ~ Kirsten Dunst
The Cat's Meow [DVD] (2001) DVD ~ Kirsten Dunst
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The Cat's Meow offers an insight into what may (or may not) have occurred during a fateful pleasure cruise aboard media mogul William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924. One guest didn't survive the trip, and afterwards the other passengers only ever talked about what happened during those few days in riddles. The film is at pains to point out that it only depicts one possible version of events, which unfortunately does rather undermine the convincing storyline.
The story begins in Hollywood, "a land just off the coast of the planet earth", in that decadent decade dominated by the Charleston, flappers, and bootleg moonshine. The women's costumes are thus visually spectacular - all satin… Read more
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Two Disc Th&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Elijah Wood|&hellip
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Two Disc Theatrical Edition) [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Elijah Wood|Ian McKellen|Viggo Mortensen|Orlando Bloom
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a worthy sequel to the outstanding The Fellowship of the Ring. It is much darker than its predecessor in both mood and in the very coloration of the film itself. The initial scenes as the audience falls through the inky blackness of the mines of Moria, following the epic duel between Gandalf and the inferno that is the Balrog, sets the tone for the rest of the film.
The Fellowship of the first film has splintered into three groups - Merry and Pippin have been captured by Uruk-hai, and are now being tracked by Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli. Frodo and Sam are slowly edging nearer to the fires of Mount Doom in Mordor where they can destroy the… Read more
Cold Comfort Farm [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Impo&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Eileen Atkins
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Cold Comfort Farm is a jolly film that bounces along as merrily as its theme tune. It's a rollicking good comedy with a laugh-out-loud collection of Dickensian characters (the doom-stricken Starkadders, the rustic Adam Lambsbreath, and the upper crust Hawk-Monitors). Certainly the film is very over-the-top and silly, but it's light-hearted fun - a welcome alternative to the glut of psychological, heart-wrenching, blood-and-guts fare on the market.
The Starkadders live on the bleak acres of Cold Comfort Farm, where "the cows are barren and the sows are farren". Into this gloomy and eccentric setting comes young, 1930s-modern Flora Poste, who sets to winning the hearts and minds of Cold… Read more