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Woman in Gold - not that shiny

Advantages: Interesting story and Mirren's acting
Disadvantages: Not as good as it should have been

My beloved does some volunteer work for a Romanian Hospital. The hospital she helps support is in a mid-sized but obscure Romanian town, and on her last visit the medical directors were concerned about how they might continue with the existing standard of ...

cr01 16.06.2015 · Read full review
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Woman in Gold - a real story well portrayed

Advantages: Brilliant acting, great locations and a good story
Disadvantages: Some may find it rather sentimentally too much

~~~~~~ WOMAN IN GOLD ~~~~~~ On our flights to and from Japan I managed to watch around half a dozen films and this was one I selected to fill in that endless twelve hours stuck in an uncomfortable chair encased in an aluminium tube in the sky! ~~~~~~ ...

catsholiday 26.04.2016 · Read full review
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A Fascinating Dramatisation Of A Truly Bittersweet Story

Advantages: Thought provoking, cast, settings/cinematography,
Disadvantages: Subtitles, bleak plot aspects perhaps?

- Story - A Jewish refugee and octogenarian, by the name of Maria Altmann, decides to take the Austrian government on, with hopes of recovering artwork she believes to belong to her family, which was stolen by Nazis in the 2nd World War. Will she ...

IzzyS 11.08.2017 · Read full review
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Too Many Cooks?

Advantages: A strong cast and picturesque locations.
Disadvantages: Mirren is miscast and the plotting is very predictable.

Talented chef Hassan Kadam’s family leave India for Europe when political unrest destroys their restaurant and kills their mother. They settle in a small French village, where Papa is determined to open an Indian restaurant. Unfortunately he is in direct ...

afy9mab 15.09.2014 · Read full review
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Thousands of Miles in a Hundred Feet

Advantages: Visually fabulous
Disadvantages: If you aren't interested in food, it may be wasted on you.

Book Disappointment I read Richard Morais’ book ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ a couple of years ago and – appropriately enough for a book about fine cuisine - it left a rather off-taste in my mouth. I was oddly disturbed by Morais’ attempt to fuse India ...

koshkha 16.01.2015 · Read full review
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