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Movie Buff - 190 Film Ratings

Member Since: Sep 22, 2020

Location: UK

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50 22% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) - Jun 07, 2021
"Some truly impactful scenes.The human condition is explored in all its multifaceted glory.And yes, some of those elements displayed I don't necessarily agree with. In any case, pondering ensued nonetheless. The highlight is Doss' conflict with his contemporaries 'tis downright mean-spirited,the gradual progression of respect gained is paced perfectly.The middle of the film acted as a connection to the beginning and the end and offered little else aside from the aforementioned respect progression"
89 97% Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) - Jun 07, 2021
"Oh!What a Lovely war,setting the tone of how to expose the self destructive belligerence of war,the immoral utopianism placed upon youthful soldiers and the utter blatant disregard for human wellfare,those behind the numbers,all in the name of thinly veiled gallantry,displayed mostly by those least affected.In a profound way the film managers to autonomously act outside of its subject matter creating a sort of cheery art form.Indeed, a satirical delight... lest we forget the frightful reality. "
80 83% Pride (2014) - Jun 06, 2021
"A lovely example of a "feel good" film. Even the briefest of scenes have this innate ability to widen the lips. Each of the characters (and there's a lot of them)are so exceptionally crafted that a definitive main character isn't at all apparent, they're just a close-knit group of individually rich characters and that's the basis for a wonderful film. Everything else from the music, to the humour, just places that figurative cherry on this figurative cake."
67 51% Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (1975) - May 31, 2021
"A fascinating little piece of literary history. Mr Redgrave is splendid, and does a fine job of giving the illustrations that extra, much needed zest. The people behind this went the extra mile in their exertions to get this released and it has paid off handsomely, the perfect inspiration for any inspiring poet."
29 10% Out of Season (1975) - May 31, 2021
"Okay so this film is so high on the raunchy scale that the dial has practically exploded, collapsed in on itself and traversed back to 1975. I'm actually quite bemused that this film is labelled as a romantic drama, what exactly was romantic about this promiscuous mess? It wouldn't even cut it as a romcom. Without saying too much,the ending although it has shock value, is actually disgusting...extrinsic to any enjoyment one could feasibly have had.I did at least like the variety of games played"
60 38% 10 Rillington Place (1971) - May 28, 2021
"Dark, atmospheric, but above all else hilarious! I mean surely the intent here was to take the unfolding meticulous chaos (oxymoron, but 'tis true) here as completely and totally serious? I just couldn't , is impossible. Richard Attenborough delivers a performance here that is quite possibly the most amusing ever filmed, it's just so unlike what I'm used to with his other sinister roles. Take my abundance of bonus points..."
60 38% The Favourite (2018) - May 07, 2021
"What can I say other than The Favorite has rather caught me off guard. Going into this expecting your normal foray into a historical drama would be a mistake. It's explicitly raunchy to a point I've never beheld before, it was uniquely refreshing, not really my sort of humour truth be told. Emma Stones vindictive and cunning performance really makes this film for me, the wickedness in her eyes through her gleeful smile...'tis abhorrent and just a pure delight."
71 63% The Scarlet and the Black (1983) - Apr 24, 2021
"Didn't actually realise this was a television movie, I must therefore give some bonus points for excellent production value . The story, being a reasonably authentic portrayal of 1940s Italy and The Scarlet Pimpernel, has an abundance of merit as an educational piece. By about two thirds in the pace quickens up, The Scarlet has a rather intriguing moral dilemma in which he must contend with, such a poignant scene. The acting is of the highest quality. Not a perfect film, but thoroughly competent"
75 70% The Singer Not the Song (1961) - Apr 14, 2021
"This, in many respects, I think should be considered the most distinguished example of a Spaghetti Western. It subverts so many of the tropes , whilst retaining those that actually work. To only have one real gun fight in the whole duration I think is testament to the films intentions, behind the (admittedly) amusing camp Bogarde performance and western theme the film is sending a strong narrative message: It's not the world that defines the human, but the human that defines the world."
38 14% Doctor in Distress (1963) - Apr 12, 2021
"A series of contained scenes, each varying in successful humour and attractive qualities, there seems to be no actual consistent plot at all. I did enjoy seeing A lot of familiar actors, hardly the greatest roles for any of them though. Having seen Mr Bogarde in Victim(1961) recently, seeing the disparities in this allowed me a greater understanding of his frustrations at the time. Dirk and James did have great chemistry,teacher-student relationship. Henceforth I shall name this:Subplot Film"