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Unforgotten Series 2 [DVD] [2016]
Unforgotten Series 2 [DVD] [2016]
Dvd ~ Nicola Walker
Price: £11.88

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 21 Mar. 2017
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To say this was unforgettable would be a very unworthy way of praising this DVD series.NO 2 is simply superb,The cast,the script,the directing are all worthy of the highest accolades in any form.
Shakespeare would have been very jealous of the harrowing drama herein described,
The penultimate scene will stay with me and my wife forever.
And when the wonderful protagonists ask themselves whether prison would really be justified for any of these victims at the end,their logic was both moving and sensible,
The question of whether individuals can be punished for a crime when their 'punishment' has predated his or her crime in an inordinately destructive manner,is one that will keep on being argued.
Perhaps we need to get back to the old Saxon wergild.After all our prisons are at bursting point here and I bet in the UK also.
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The Good Wife - Season 7 [DVD] [2016]
The Good Wife - Season 7 [DVD] [2016]
Dvd ~ Julianna Margulies
Price: £12.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Oh so silly, 3 Dec. 2016
There is a lot to say About this'Final'series,so I will let others say it.The political comment and situations are all well done although the ending is very unsatisfying and silly.If,as the scriptwriters say,this is all about Alicia learning about herself,what does the slap mean?Is she on her own totally?Why is she behaving like a schoolgirl again?Etc,etc.
All I can believe is that this isn't the full final season at all.Have I been robbed?


Offenbach: Arias and Overtures
Offenbach: Arias and Overtures
Offered by InMusicWeBelieve
Price: £22.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the bottle of wine and brie afternoon, 29 Sept. 2016
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A wonderfu colllection of some well known and little known Ofenbach,performed with recommendable elegance and elan.
Perfect for the bottle of wine and brie afternoon!


The Secret [DVD]
The Secret [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Nesbitt
Price: £7.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars All the better for being a true story, 21 Aug. 2016
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This review is from: The Secret [DVD] (DVD)
All the better for being a true story.Good solid acting and the frightening atmosphere of old Protestant Northern Ireland.Perfect watching for a winter's night.


1864 [DVD]
1864 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Pilou Asbæk
Price: £9.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars you wont understand this unless you pull yourself out of the mire of stupidity in this world and make an effort to understand wo, 21 Aug. 2016
This review is from: 1864 [DVD] (DVD)
A stunningly thoughtful series full of nuances and meditations on life and the futility of war.Of courser,if you watch lots of soap operas and accept their plots and acting close to life,you wont understand this unless you pull yourself out of the mire of stupidity in this world and make an effort to understand wonderful television like this,
Start with the films of Ingmar Bergman,say'Wild Strawberries' or 'The Seventh Seal' as a step towards self education.or read some Shakespeare or Milton.


The Bridge Season 3 [DVD]
The Bridge Season 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sofia Helin
Price: £13.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More please, 13 April 2016
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This review is from: The Bridge Season 3 [DVD] (DVD)
Sofia Helin must be one of the best actresses in the world.Her ability to subsume herself into the character of Saga is indeed remarkable and while I understand that she wishes to perform a wider range of roles,even in English,she must not abandon this character,She has made Saga her own as surely as Chaplin created 'The Tramp' and Tati 'Mr Hulot'..
To abandon such a character to precipitately[or be forced to] is unwise.We are seeing new personal depths to this series,new characters and even new insights into the Danes and the Swedes .
There is scope for another fine plotline,maybe even including a contribution by Martin to help clear Saga.And there is even the chance of a manner of personal happiness for Saga as her understanding of person issues developes.I cannot get enough of this series.


Good Kill [DVD] [2015]
Good Kill [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Ethan Hawke
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Pessimistic but sensitive., 1 Feb. 2016
This review is from: Good Kill [DVD] [2015] (DVD)
Once upon a time there were territories rich in oil were divided into 'countries'after WW 1.Allawites,Bedouins,Sunnis,Shiites,Jews,Christians all lived together.But now they were all divided into units of nationality that could not succeed.Then came Israel whose own struggle became forgottenso that disowned middle eatern's who resisted were called 'terrorists'.
Irael continues to exist solely because of Us support.
The refugee camps were born.National lines ignored religious and clan differences.The most oil rich country,Saudi Arabia.adopted the most repressive form of Islam next to Isis's future agenda.It also survived because the West needed the oil.The madrassas in Pakistan were financed by the Saudis and wars in Afghanistan [where the CIA armed and financed the rebels v Russia]and the Taliban and Al Quaeda were born.
The there were World Square attack,the invasion of Iraq etc.
The sad thing is now if this film has a true basis,that is,indiscriminate drone bombing by the CIA,we have been brought almost down to the level df Isis,the West's actions without any moral .
There was once a very tolerant Caliphate.Persia[Iran]was the centre of civilisation. There used to be Sufi [contemplative Islam]Mosques all over the Islamic world but the extremist Sunnis and Shiites have destroyed them.
As someone in the film says,God help us if Isis learn to build drones.This is a terrrifyng and well acted film.Ethan Hawke shows us that if the West treats people like figures in a computer game,the Western idea of life seems really doomed.


Diana [DVD]
Diana [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jenny Seagrove
Price: £21.00

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful tale set in the beautiful English country and in ..., 29 Dec. 2015
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A wonderful tale set in the beautiful English country and in France during the war.This is one of the Denderfield series shot in the golden age of the BBC.A sad ending,but the plot and characterising are beyond criticism.Just buy and watch if you haven't seen it before.You won't be sorry and you will watch it in one night.


Endeavour - Series 2 [DVD]
Endeavour - Series 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Shaun Evans
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This series is wonderful, but I have been waiting over a year ..., 30 Oct. 2015
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This series is wonderful,but I have been waiting over a year for seriers three.Where is it?Why hasn't it been produced.Is it because it can't be made into a game?What is wrong with ITV?


Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (2015) [DVD]
Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (2015) [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Walliams
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: £12.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time and money., 23 Oct. 2015
Good actors totally wasted in a poorly edited writing.Jessica Raine made a huge mistake leaving'Midwives' for this.That said,she might have other irons in the fire,but there is no feeling of the charm or writing of the original Christie and no feeling that there is any mutual feeling or empathy between the two leads.A curious waste of time and money.


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