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Decent documentaries which filled in quite a few blanks I had about WW2. Particularly how NOT to pronounce some of the countries in the 21st Century. Thanks Laurence!
7 years 3 months ago
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A very confused bunch of characters and plot lines...had the potential to be mildly amusing with the cast and basic premise but woefully inadequate in all other departments.
7 years 3 months ago
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Very definition of a "TV Movie". Was 30-40 mins too long but fans of the show certainly wouldn't be disappointed i.e it consistently delivered the expected "comedy".
7 years 4 months ago
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Not that I didn't "enjoy" it, I just needed two sittings to finish it.
7 years 6 months ago
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Didn't expect such great cinematography and such a bucolic glimpse of the UK countryside. Violence aside, of course.
7 years 7 months ago
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The absurdist humour doesn't really work for me in the film, in the same way it worked in the book. The delivery of a lot of Yossarian's lines felt very stilted, with the director never really capturing Heller's Tone, although I could well be completely wrong about this.
7 years 9 months ago
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Come for the Dunst, stay for the plot...
7 years 10 months ago
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"Fortunately, it turned out better than expected."

This is probably my most overused stock-reviewing phrases but it's accurately sums up the zeitgeist in a lot of cases, particularly here.
7 years 10 months ago
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I still maintain that the little punk brought a lot of the "bullying" on himself in the first one, so can't really get behind him in subsequent films :)
7 years 10 months ago
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Made me fall temporarily in love with Bob's country crooning so gets two thumbs up from me. Not sure how well it will go down on a second viewing but an enjoyable rom-com nevertheless,
7 years 10 months ago
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"This is absolutely brilliant. I really love Billy Wilder, he was a man ahead of his time. Stuff like this and Ace in the Hole could have been made yesterday, still relevant, still biting and still engaging."

Couldn't have said it better myself, especially if you add "Sunset" and "Witness" to that list :)
7 years 10 months ago
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My name is Timmy O'Toole...it took me ages to see this film due to the strange lack of availability in the UK, how did other UK folk see it?
7 years 10 months ago
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Dat key shot...
7 years 10 months ago
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Did anyone else seem to think that the Artists aped a lot it's aesthetics from this? Billy Wilder is THE man.
7 years 10 months ago
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I haven't exactly got a handle on equivalent plots and stories of the time but seemed quite innovative in the way that it solely followed the men AFTER the war. Another classic from Wyler.
7 years 10 months ago
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I still love and quote the sky movies bio which goes something like "Aging Mafia Godfather Al Pacino, Plots his ruthless successor in Andy Garcia". Not quite, Rupert.
7 years 10 months ago
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Oscar-bait before Oscar-bait existed. One of those "classic" books everyone should read at least once. Hell, even David Beckham's wife has...
7 years 10 months ago
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How Jake La Motta is still alive at 92 is beyond me. Not only did he take a LOT of punishment, he hardly lived the clean live after boxing, or indeed during it!

Truly a legendary boxer.
7 years 10 months ago
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I remember really enjoying this, and need to watch it again soon. Infernal Affairs is a widely regarded high-point of Asian Cinema and this is a lovingly faithful adaptation, unlike say, Lee's Oldboy.
7 years 10 months ago
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This looks better and better every time the cardboard duo are involved in another scatter-brained movie together...
7 years 10 months ago
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Glad that 12 Years a Slave was released to restore balance to the Universe.
7 years 10 months ago
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I enjoyed the film but think that I'd have to read the book (and the Cliff notes) to really understand Miss O'hara's character...Ignoring the straight up melodramatic plot, I'm not sure if we're supposed to have sympathy for her or not.
7 years 10 months ago
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DO NOT RIDE THE BOMB!
7 years 10 months ago
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My Dad says he saw this in the cinema on a really wide curved screen and after seeing Gravity in iMax, I can only imagine that this was stunning.
7 years 10 months ago
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Iconic character and all but the second was a much better "action movie". They're almost two different films entirely.
7 years 10 months ago

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