Shooting the Past Reviews
An absolutely beautifully put together series, Timothy Spall stirs the pot with Chaos and mystery. The creeping climatic ending is unpredictable, unsuspectingly and utterly heartbreaking. The Photographs alone are worth the investment, their history surrounding them mesmerise your curiosity.
Timothy Spall is a genious in my book.
But the high point of the movie was undoubtedly the "storytelling" sessions, which was basically what the library specialized in, and what kept me awed. I mean, just thinking about how much effort and dedication it must have required to gather all the pictures from all over the collection together into a coherent story -- it boggles the mind. I loved the two stories that were told. The absolute gorgeousness of the photos, the beautiful background score and Lindsay Duncan's voice made those truly the best and most mesmerizing moments of the whole movie.
The performances are great. Lindsay Duncan is as endearing as Timothy Spall is eccentric. The rest of the "employees" are equally interesting in their "quirks". Makes me want to work there.