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The banality of Alec

Advantages: Some mildly effective performances
Disadvantages: Pretty lame film, feels like an oddball vanity project

This Blu-ray is currently £10 on amazon or at HMV. This is a bit of an oddity, and a surprising film to see getting a Blu-ray release. The film’s title pretty much tells you what to expect, and I guess spoils the story. If you’ve seen the German film Dow ...

hogsflesh 07.08.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Hitler - The Last Ten Days (Blu-ray)

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The hand shandy

Advantages: Well-made film, looks great, entertaining story
Disadvantages: Overlong

...This Blu-ray currently costs £15 on amazon – a two-disk ‘special edition’ is only one pound more expensive. This is a Korean adaptation of Fingersmith, a novel by Sarah Waters, which moves the action from Victorian England to 1930s Korea. It’s directed b ...

hogsflesh 21.08.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Handmaiden (Blu-ray)

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Birdman - The Quality Shines Through But For Me, Underwhelming

Advantages: Well creafted, some great performances and some magical realism goodness
Disadvantages: Never really got it's hooks into me; maybe too polished

Fly me to the… well, moon would be wrong and so how about: fly me to the theatre? That makes a certain amount of sense because almost the whole film takes place in a theatre, a Broadway theatre no less. Also, the lead character does at times fly – ...

GenerallyInterested 04.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Birdman (Blu-ray)

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Infiltrating the Infiltrator

Advantages: True story, great story
Disadvantages: Not many

The Infiltrator (2016) Directed by: Brad Furman Writing Credits: Ellen Brown Furman, Robert Mazur Produced by: Paul M. Brennan, Brad Furman, Miriam Segal, Don Sikorski Genre: Crime | Drama Length: 127 minutes Ce ...

Jarisleif 04.02.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Infiltrator (Blu-ray)

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Notting Hill carnage

Advantages: Decent enough
Disadvantages: Not as good as the film version

This Blu-ray is around £15 on amazon at the moment. This is a recent BBC miniseries about John Reginald Halliday Christie, one of the more famous British serial killers. Active during and just after the war, Christie murdered at least seven people, hidin ...

hogsflesh 06.02.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Rillington Place (Blu-ray)

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