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The Italian mob

Advantages: Good blu-ray
Disadvantages: Not my favourite film

This Arrow Blu-ray is £15 on amazon at time of writing. I love Italian crime films from the 70s. I generally love Italian exploitation films from that decade, but the crime films just about edge out the gialli and zombie movies as my go-to genre. Known a ...

hogsflesh 20.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Milano Calibro 9 (DVD/Blu-Ray)

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No Country for Any man apparently...

Advantages: clever, moving, unexpected
Disadvantages: frustrating as charcaters you like die...

This film is a weird one. A Coen brothers film, so you know its going to be good. I was bought it for Christmas but I had had it in mind to buy it myself. I'll be honest, I didn't know what the story line was, from the cover and title, I assumed (wrongly) ...

AgeUK 31.12.2009 · Read full review
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Review of No Country For Old Men (Blu-ray)

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America, the Middle East and Oil - An Eye-Opening Drama

Advantages: Tense/gripping, good performances, eye-opening/thought provoking,
Disadvantages: Near constant subtitles, jerky camerawork, title somewhat misleading

... - Story - From what I could tell, Syriana tells the story of numerous people, both Americans and Middle Easterns who are involved in the oil industry, some just trying to get reliable a job and others inevitably exploiting the fragile political a ...

IzzyS 11.02.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Syriana (DVD)

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Mis-Syriana

Advantages: Deep and involved
Disadvantages: Tends toward the morose

THE PLOT Syriana is a film made up of 4 sub-plots, running concurrently toward a single end. 1. Bob Barnes (played by George Clooney) is a CIA agent who, having spent many years doing the American government's dirty work in the Middle East, becomes ...

Darktime 22.08.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Syriana (DVD)

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Possibly The Most Intelligent Movie Of The Decade

Advantages: Flawless storytelling
Disadvantages: A slow run up to the main plot for those easily distracted.

...I can't deny the arrival of Syriana had me seeing both positives and negatives. Although I had heard that George Clooney pulled out his greatest performance ever I was also concerned that the subject matter of Syriana may be a little beyond me. All I knew ...

sghawken 03.07.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Syriana (DVD)

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