Strong but slightly preachy noir about anti-semitism that remains relevant and powerful despite its dated approach. Strong direction, camerawork and performance especially from Ryan. Worth reviewing but falls short of being a classic.
Masterwork from Fassbender with strong performances. Great sets and beautifully composed shots and editing as well as colour. Great screenplay highlighting racism but also the pragmatic/cynical reasons why people may move on. A heavy subject but it is also funny in places, entertaining and tight so it never drags. Sadly still relevant today. Good remastering available thanks to the Fassbender Institute. Don't let the subject put you off.
Uninspiring and poorly thought through adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel (well, part of it). The story has been altered and some of the best things in it left out or glossed over. Other elements of the story are not well explained so a little too short in some places and too long in others. There are lots of repetitive flash forwards as well which become irritating. Good acting and special effects pass the time but it does not capture the spirit or continued relevance of the book very well in relation to religion, exploitation etc etc. Some is signalled but little is made of it. Worth a miss unless you are a special effects buff in which case it is worth seeing. I didn't want to wait to see some of the best bits of the second half of the book either. A failure of direction and conception more than a production or technical failure.
Masterly film in screenplay, direction and performances especially from Scanlan. Well put together and the right length as well. Gives a new twist to the familiar territory about finding out about your partner after he/she dies. Also makes Dover look nicer than Calais (which it is I suppose although the food is not as good!). Highly recommended.
Outstanding family dynamics drama set in a French ski resort, with Norwegian leads. This film is superbly well scripted and acted including by the children who are stars in their own right. Each scene delivers exactly what is needed and this is sometimes toe-curling to watch let alone to imagine what it would be like to be present! Good insights into masculinity, insecurity, childhood and so on. But also entertaining - a serious teleplay that is fun to watch and a very good production as well. Highly recommended.