Top positive review
Not my favourite film...
5 March 2016
I'm not one for favourites, really. I'm one of those who will say "I like this because... and that... and that...." So I don't have a "favourite film". But if I had to list a top 10, this would be in it. It is, simply, superb.
Even if you ignore the fact that the Oscars are more about industry brown-nosing & Buggin's turn than they are about the actual films available, it is simply astonishing that this didn't win any. The performances of Hawthorne, Mirren & Holm are towering, the supporting cast are every bit as good. Direction, music, authenticity... I am a fairly critical reviewer; not in the sense of wanting to say "This was rubbish", rather of trying to offer a rounded view. Damned if I can find anything uncomplimentary to say about this, sir! What, what!! ;-)