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Spring in a Small Town - a beguiling, slow burning drama

Advantages: A beautifully acted and beguiling film
Disadvantages: Black and white and with subtitles (if that's an issue)

And so another film that seems to have a classic tag associated to it, always a bad thing going into a film. Instant disappointment, just add viewing The BFI recently had a retrospective of Chinese cinema. I didnít go and see a single film, not sure ...

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Not a great film to watch

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Last Christmas when I shopped in my local Sainsburyís, I came across a big offer of their filmís DVD. After a quick glance I decided I would pick some including Confucius. About the film: The film of Confucius is a biographical drama about the Ch ...

happysh2009 20.04.2012 ∑ Read full review
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The future's ours, the future's Shanghai

Advantages: Fascinating insight into Communist China
Disadvantages: Won't appeal to many

I take every opportunity I can to watch films from 'mainland' China. I lived there for years and love the chance to have a walk down memory lane and hear the language, so as soon as I saw this film advertised as showing in a cinema near me, I knew I had t ...

sunmeilan 20.09.2006 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Shanghai Dreams (DVD)

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The World - a slow but rewarding drama

Advantages: Excellent performances; humane
Disadvantages: Some may find it over long and meandering

... Another potentially questionable entry into the Masters of Cinema series? Potentially indeed. I donít know if itís something to do with getting older but I find that many of the films I buy are in Eurekaís Masters of Cinema series that ranges from ...

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with the battle scenes it should be dis-assembly

Advantages: Right up there with the best war films
Disadvantages: some may not like change of pace in the second half

ASSEMBLY- A review by Addy. BACKGROUND If every picture can tell a story then the front cover of Assembly tells of a story that begs, wants, nay....needs to be told. It grows increasingly evident to me that the film Saving Private Ryan as a wa ...

tayloa22 09.05.2008 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Assembly (DVD)

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