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The Smallest Show on Earth

have watched

7/10

In Our Name

7/10


1 month, 3 weeks ago
In Our Name
Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt plays a British soldier who is struggling to adapt back to civilian life after a tour of duty in Iraq and the atrocities she witnessed there. The subject of the Iraq war and how those who served in it are returning home with mental health disorders triggered by their experiences there is something that's had some attention in the press and various other outlets, and this movie attempts to make a drama out of it, highlighting with subtlety and sensitivity the delicate mindset of a soldier coming home. The use of run down, graffiti/vandalism laden housing estates in the North East makes for a fitting atmosphere. Joanne Froggatt gives an incredible performance as Suzy, a person suffering from PTSD. Suzy thinks she can handle everything but the cracks soon start to show through as the viewer sees her inner struggles. Overall, it's a well made and crafted movie which shines a light on a relevant matter.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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The Beast in the Cellar
In rural Lancashire, soldiers are being killed by a mysterious creature. Two elderly sisters live in a country house and seem to have an idea who could have killed the soldiers. It seems that someone who has been bricked up in their underground cellar has escaped and is committing the murders. A fairly average British horror with the only good thing about it is the acting of the two sisters played by Beryl Reid and Flora Robson. There is hardly any gore when it shows the murders taking place - a small splatter of blood here and there. The creature is kept off-screen for the majority of the movie until the identity is revealed in a story by one of the sisters near the climax. The ending is a bit predictable and the editing is rather bad in places. This movie could have been so much better.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Dementia 13
One of Francis Ford Coppola's movies he directed early in his career under the tutelage of Roger Corman. The plot is about a woman who watches her husband's fatal heart attack on a rowing boat on a lake and begins to cover up his death in hopes of getting his share of an inheritance. This leads to a gathering of a very strange family in an Irish castle where an axe murderer runs amok! While the movie starts out in an interesting manner, it quickly becomes a rather simplistic horror that is straight forward and somewhat predictable. The acting in the movie is a bit stiff and wooden and the dialog / screen writing is not really up to par. The two best performances in the movie are turned in by the wife that drowns her husband in the opening scene and the family doctor that has a rather creepy edge to him. The rest of the cast is just going through the motions. This movie is a bit overrated if I'm being honest. It's good to know that Coppola went on to bigger and better things in his career after this production.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
AKB48Fan added 13 items to their collection
Hero

have watched

7/10

Hero

have watched

7/10

Easy Rider

have watched

5/10

The Champ

have watched

7/10

On Golden Pond

have watched

7/10


1 month, 3 weeks ago
Night Fare
A pretty good horror/action French movie about 2 young men on a night out in Paris who take a taxi somewhere but decide not to pay the driver after arriving at their destination by running off. They find the driver pursuing them over Paris as he wants his fee with the taxi meter going up all the time. I really enjoyed the first half of this movie as the two men are chased here, there and everywhere with the mysterious taxi driver coming across as an unstoppable force of nature. As the night goes on and every safe haven the men turn to is eliminated, they're forced to face a moment they thought they had left behind for ever. The driver is a great villain (if you can call him a villain that is?). He's nearly always shrouded in shadow and is a big brute of a man. And then the plot sharply turns 180 degrees in the second half as the viewer finally discovers who the driver is. The movie starts out like a slasher flick but it slowly turns into a tale of redemption. I wasn't too keen on this swerve to be honest but it made for an interesting ending. Overall, Night Fare is a tense and, at times, brutal chase movie that keeps the adrenaline pumping throughout.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
Girls Beyond the Wasteland

1 month, 4 weeks ago
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1 month, 4 weeks ago
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Girls Beyond the Wasteland

have watched

7/10

White Cargo

5/10


1 month, 4 weeks ago
White Cargo
Before he became famous in Britain as one of it's favourite TV sitcom stars, David Jason took part in this silly slapstick comedy movie in which he plays a bumbling idiot that gets involved in a plot with some Arabs smuggling English girls out of the country into slavery in the Middle East. This isn't as bad as a lot of people have said but it's still typical of the type of poor comedy movies that Britain was producing during the 70's. Thankfully David Jason's likable character lifts it from being the disaster it could have been. He gives a good performance as the daydreaming hero who thinks he could be James Bond but more or less bungles everything he tries. I wouldn't say this movie is very funny but it does produce a couple of laughs.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
1 month, 4 weeks ago
The Final Programme
A drug-induced slice of sci-fi craziness, based on a novel by popular fantasy writer Michael Moorcock. I was hoping to like this, but the sad truth is that it turns out to be a completely unconvincing dud of a movie, far too light-hearted and campy to succeed. Jon Finch is Jerry Cornelius tasked with hunting down a secret microfilm in a world on the edge of the apocalypse. Various oddball supporting characters turn up to either help or hinder him. I don't mind a bit of camp but this movie goes way over the top and as a result is simply stupid.
1 month, 4 weeks ago
2 months ago
Death Is a Woman
This is a b-movie British spy drama filmed in Malta to give it an exotic Mediterranean flavour. The story sees espionage taking place when an agent is shipped in to uncover a drug smuggling ring involving the transport of heroin shipments, and our man's job is to find out who's doing it and stop them in their tracks. What sounds like it should be a light and breezy affair is in fact plodding and unworkable, suffering from wooden male leads and such a slow pace. There is some action at times to keep you from falling asleep but the best thing about the movie is the beautiful women such as the sexy Patsy Anne Noble and Carron Gardner. A shame it didn't turn out as good as I would have hoped.
2 months ago
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2 months ago
NTR: Netsuzou Trap

2 months ago
The Beguiled
 The Beguiled 7/10
2 months ago
The Beguiled
Clever psycho-sexual drama about a wounded Union soldier who seeks refuge in an isolated Confederate school for young women during the Civil War. Slowly, Eastwood begins to seduce some of the girls, until the tables are turned and he becomes the pursued in an unsettling, gothic-toned finale. Never has a movie been so deliciously erotic yet disturbingly macabre at the same time. It's another example of Eastwood's willingness at that time to break new ground and tackle new genres. He plays a thoroughly unpleasant character here. A very intelligent, groundbreaking inventive movie.
2 months ago
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2 months ago
AKB48Fan added 2 items to The 2017 TV Shows List list
Britain
Red Dwarf

2 months ago
AKB48Fan added 3 items to their collection
Britain

have watched

9/10

Red Dwarf

have watched

8/10

Blue Ruin

8/10


2 months ago
Blue Ruin
This is a brilliant revenge story about Dwight, an apparent homeless drifter housing a grudge against a convict about to be released from prison whom he feels had murdered his parents. Dwight is obviously unaccustomed to violence (he's never fired a gun) and makes one bad decision that plunges him way over his head into a harrowing murder plot that'll keep viewers on the edge of their seats. What makes this movie so unique is how its suspense comes from slow, quiet inexorable tension punctuated with a few acts of violence that seem authentic and containing none of the sensationalism of usual Hollywood thrillers. Macon Blair is excellent as Dwight. He's not a bad ass, just an ordinary guy taking matters into his own hands. This is an intense, and refreshingly original ride from start to finish. I loved it.
2 months ago
The Shakedown
Augie Cortona is released from prison and sets about reclaiming his underworld business from his former henchmen and colleague Gollar who's taken control of his protection and prostitution racket and left Augie out in the cold. He bumps into out of work photographer Jessup Brown and the two of them set up in business as a high class agency which is a front for Augie's blackmailing activities. A fascinating and slightly risque British noir b-movie. The underrated star Terence Morgan takes the main protagonist lead as a character you love to hate. The rest of the great cast includes the lovely Hazel Court as a top model, Bill Owen as Augie's cellmate, Donald Pleasence as an alcoholic photographer and Harry H. Corbett as a criminal whose accent changes as the movie goes on. There are twists and turns all over the place and even if you have some idea of what the ending is going to be, you've never quite sure what's going to take place along the way. This is a forgotten British crime movie that is worth checking out.
2 months ago
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The Shakedown

have watched

6/10

An Alligator Named Daisy

5/10


2 months ago
An Alligator Named Daisy
Rank International made some pretty odd movies in their time, and in this semi-comedy, semi-musical, they don't quite seem to know where this one is going. Donald Sinden plays a music shop assistant, Peter, who gets lumbered with Daisy the alligator on his trip home from holiday, during which time he has met Irish zoo employee Moira. The alligator gets Peter into all sorts of mischief! This is a relatively pleasant and light hearted affair but it does get silly as it progresses. There are a number of cameo appearances from the likes of Margaret Rutherford, Frankie Howerd and Jimmy Edwards. The musical numbers are a bit flat, and do not fit in very well with the movie. All in all, it's not a really good movie but you can't say it's terrible either and there is some kind of fun to be had from it all despite its shortcomings.
2 months ago
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection
This is the 19th Dragon Ball movie to be released. Goku and his friends battle against one of the most famous villain in the series in Frieza who has been resurrected by some of the remnants of his old army. It perfects the mix of action and humour and creates one heck of a ride. Goku and Vegeta are the stars here and this movie includes some of the best interactions between the two characters, it's great to watch. Frieza is just as awesome as you remember him. There's an excellent mix of hand drawn and digital animation in the production. DBZ fans should enjoy this movie and won't be disappointed by what they see.
2 months ago
AKB48Fan added 2 items to their collection
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection

have watched

7/10

Quest for Love

6/10


2 months ago

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