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a war film but driven by characters rather than the war...

Advantages: characters, performances, direction, music, camerawork
Disadvantages: none

Jean-Pierre Melville’s “Army of Shadows” is a look into some methodical and patiently ruthless characters which can behave and change themselves according to the situations. The beauty of the film is that none of the characters is hateful in spite of bein ...

crazyomon 17.02.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Army Of Shadows (DVD)

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Thrilling subtitled war film you will all enjoy!

Advantages: Exciting and entertaining
Disadvantages: Subtitles..

Star – Sophie Marceau Genre – Drama/War/World Cinema Run Time – 117 minutes Certificate – 15 Country – France Awards – 1 Nomination Amazon – £14.99 (£5.99 Blue Ray) = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = The recent Holocaust and cynical Churchill memor ...

thedevilinme 01.02.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Female Agents (DVD)

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How far will women go?

Advantages: Focuses on women in World War II
Disadvantages: Some characters could be more fully developed

It is May 1944 and an injured British geologist studying the Normandy beaches as part of the planned D-Day landings ends up in a German military hospital, having stolen a Nazi uniform. The British Special Operations Executive organises a mission to rescue ...

denella 17.01.2010 · Read full review
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Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets!

Advantages: Fascinating critical study of celebrity obsession and paranoia; glorious use of color
Disadvantages: Not for all tastes, obviously; Carol doesn't quite register in the title role

********************************************************************************* TITLE: Lola Montes RATING: ****½ (out of 5) CAST: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Oskar Werner, Henri Guisol, Lise Delamare, Paulette Dubost, Je ...

eve6kicksass 20.02.2010 · Read full review
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Paranoia and obsession

Advantages: Compelling, well made, intelligent
Disadvantages: Slightly disappointing ending

A review of just the film – a region 1 DVD can be imported from America for silly money (about £45 at present), but it’s included in the region 2 Joseph Losey boxset which only costs £25 at present. Year: 1976 Director: Joseph Losey Stars: Al ...

hogsflesh 25.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Monsieur Klein (DVD)

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