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2 months, 3 weeks ago
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The Grissom Gang                                  (1971)
Robert Aldrich directs this gangster movie in which Kim Darby plays a wealthy young woman kidnapped by a small-time gang with big ambitions. This violent remake of a 1940's British drama moves the story to America's Depression where even the family have no honour, while Aldrich tries to cash in on the success f Bonnie and Clyde. Slightly too long but the attention to detail and Aldrich's macho approach to filmmaking is here for all to see.
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2 months, 3 weeks ago
2 months, 3 weeks ago
wrenster added 1 item to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
Der Wald                                  (2018)
A pretentious tale of two couples lost in a forest trying to find their mission children. This laborious drama jumps from one-time zone to another while long tracking shots of part of the forest interrupt the drama, as the couples amble through the woodlands without any urgency. Any film you have to read the director's notes to understand what you have watched, in my mind, fails. A bore!
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Game of Death
 Game of Death 1/10
2 months, 3 weeks ago
wrenster added 1 item to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
Game of Death
Really poor martial arts movie that uses the very few scenes that Bruce Lee filmed (around 15 minutes) and built around it tale of mobsters who are trying to kill a movie star. Replacing Lee with actors who hide their faces with sunglasses, in shadows or (worst of all) a photo superimposed. The acting is dire and the only reason to watch this is for the two fights that Lee filmed in 1972 when he was originally planning this movie. Dire.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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The Owl and the Pussycat                                  (1970)
Somewhat dated sex comedy with George Segal as a mild-mannered writer whose life is turned upside-down when Barbra Streisand's prostitute enters his life. Based on a stage play, Buck Henry's screenplay cannot escape the stagey nature of this virtual two-hander and while both Streisand and Segal do their best with the material, the humour relies on them bickering and shouting at each other. It's enjoyable in fits and starts but on the whole, it should be looked upon as a curiosity of the time.
2 months, 3 weeks ago
2 months, 3 weeks ago
wrenster added 1 item to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
Avengers: Infinity War
Having invested 10 years in this growing universe, it has come to this, a massive, epic adventure on a huge scale that brings together the heroes from the various movies to take on Thanos, the villain who has been in the background of most of these movies since The Avengers. It doesn't disappoint. It had me laughing, crying, shaking and whooping. From the outset, it sets its stall up that this isn't going to be an easy ride and as for the finale. Wow!
2 months, 3 weeks ago
wrenster added 1 item to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
Truth or Dare
A disappointing horror film that borrows heavily from Final Destination but without the scares or the gore. A group of friends head off to Mexico for Spring Break and are lured into a desolate monastery to play a game of truth or dare, not knowing that the game is possessed and the players have to keep playing otherwise they die. The problem, apart from the unbelievable concept, was that it telegraphed each death way in advanced so the scares weren't there. Not very good.
3 months ago
wrenster added 3 items to their collection
Truth or Dare

have watched

4/10

The Incredible Shrinking Man                                  (1957)

have watched

8/10

Night of the Comet                                  (1984)

4/10


3 months ago
wrenster added 3 items to their collection
Singles                                  (1992)

have watched

8/10

Robin Hood                                  (1973)

have watched

8/10

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

6/10


3 months ago
wrenster added 2 items to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
The Incredible Shrinking Man                                  (1957)
Night of the Comet                                  (1984)

3 months ago
wrenster added 2 items to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
Singles                                  (1992)
Robin Hood                                  (1973)

3 months ago
wrenster added 1 item to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Gentle, charming British drama set just after the war, where writer Lily James receives a letter from a book club in Guernsey after they have read one of her books. She heads to the small island and discovers the founder of the group has disappeared and a mystery starts. All very nice and perfect with a cup of tea but not a single shock or surprise in it. Does exactly what it says on the posters. A strong ensemble cast works well. Not terrible by a long shot, just a little safe.
3 months ago
3 months, 1 week ago
wrenster added 1 item to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
Never Steady, Never Still
A slow-moving, yet fully emotional drama with Shirley Henderson as a woman suffering from Parkinson's disease trying to cope with having to fend for herself after her husband dies, while her son has to cope with bullying at his workplace and confused with his sexuality. Beautifully shot, this doesn't rush through its storytelling and in places, scenes outstay their welcome. Yet it is Henderson's extraordinary performance that keeps you gripped and is the heart of this tragedy.
3 months, 1 week ago
3 months, 1 week ago
wrenster added 1 item to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
Stardust Memories                                  (1980)
Woody Allen's most personal film, his variation of Fellini's 8 1/2. A film director is invited to a retrospective of his work and while his fans love his earlier, funny films, he is now making deep, philosophical dramas while being inspired by the women in his life, particularly an actress who had problems. Filmed in black and white, this covers all of Allen's neurosis as well as an attack on critics and the whole filmmaking process.
3 months, 1 week ago
wrenster added 4 items to their collection
Funny Cow                                  (2017)

have watched

8/10

Tony Rome                                  (1967)

have watched

5/10

Hair                                  (1979)

have watched

6/10

Nine                                  (2009)

8/10


3 months, 1 week ago
wrenster added 2 items to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
Funny Cow                                  (2017)
Tony Rome                                  (1967)

3 months, 1 week ago
Our Relations
 Our Relations 8/10
3 months, 1 week ago
wrenster added 3 items to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
Hair                                  (1979)
Nine                                  (2009)
Our Relations

3 months, 1 week ago
S.W.A.T.
 S.W.A.T. 4/10
3 months, 1 week ago
wrenster added 1 item to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
S.W.A.T.
A decent cast is wasted in a flat, uninvolving action movie about an elite team of the police force who have to face with day-to-day training until they are called upon to escort a French criminal who places a bounty on those who can break him out of police custody. Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell lead the cast which includes a young Jeremy Renner in a film that lacks character development or an interesting plot line but prefers to concentrate on unexciting set pieces.
3 months, 1 week ago
wrenster added 2 items to their collection
Three Amigos

have watched

8/10

Rampage

6/10


3 months, 1 week ago
wrenster added 2 items to Movies Viewed in 2018 list
Three Amigos
Rampage

3 months, 1 week ago
3 months, 1 week ago

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