The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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The most terrific suspense is achieved during this last sequence which more than compensates for any of the film's shortcomings.
The Small Back Room is too good to be regarded as the curio that most currently see it as.
Through the Archers' gaze we watch closely, but are never let in.
One of the period's most piercing, emotionally anguished romances.
... its uncanny storytelling is ever so eloquent.
Perhaps a movie too adult for the movies, this one involves the men who toil in secret to diffuse enemy science threats during WW2. In particular is one employee, a natural born leader who doubts himself, who suffers as he had his foot blown off during the war, who when unable to procure the dope to dull the pain subsitutes whiskey. And he's in love with the secretary at the office. As I said, all of this is played as maturely as possible and the work surprises because of it. This is a dour work, but good.
[font=Century Gothic][color=seagreen]"The Small Back Room" is about the problems and work of a weapons researcher in London in the spring of 1943. While battling alcohol because of a crippling injury, he is investigating booby trapped bombs that the Germans are dropping all over England and advising on a new gun. The movie is lacking slightly in plot, but it makes up for it in characterisation, performances and beautiful camerawork. The film's climax and a hallucinatory sequence are definite highlights. I also liked that it is a movie about wartime that is just as much about saving lives and finding a reason to live, as much as anything else.[/color][/font]
[font=Century Gothic][color=#2e8b57]"The Small Back Room" is written and directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. They would also collaborate on other interesting movies of the period including "The Red Shoes", "Stairway to Heaven/A Matter of Life and Death", "I Know Where I'm Going" and "Black Narcissus."[/color][/font]
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