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A simple story about a casual but loving relationship across time and
28 hotels rooms. It somehow projects 2 peoples souls in the universe of
relationships. There is a beauty to it and the story lingers. It is not
an action flick, but it is compelling and definitely more interesting
Its one of those stories that would be happy in a theatre and the performances from the the cast which consists of just 2 actors are wonderful and totally convincing.
It holds you and you are not sure how you would like the situation to end, without ruining the end I will just say it left me satisfied.
I recommend it was worth the rent.
I am straight and I remember when this first "came out" and the debate
and host of press articles it generated in mainly the lifestyle
sections of our newspapers about the explicitness of the gay sex
scenes. The debate was mostly positive but I remember thinking how
brave C4 were to put this on, we had all seen explicit straight sex
scenes on television series before which was nothing new' but never
explicit gay sex scenes which at that time was new.
I watched the second ep and I was gripped from the start. To me it was about a sizeable minority out there whom us straights knew little about. The sex scenes were to me at that time shocking but sex scenes are just part of any adult drama so I was not disturbed as some where at that time. But the seminal and brilliant thing about this was the writing, Russel T Davies is a big name over here and always writes quality TV.
At that time I thought all gay people were just the Larry Grayson effeminate stereotypes, it never occurred to me that there are gay people who are as "queer as "Folk"", as in, just normal people with the same drives and ambitions who just want to live happy and hassle free lives. I also remember learning that Aiden Gillen (a fellow Dub) was not gay but straight and being minorly shocked by that.
I recently watch this again which prompted this review and I can say that this was one of the best and most educating TV shows I have ever seen. It got good ratings and I believe "added" to our more accepting attitudes to homosexuality. This is what TV dramas do at their best and this is one of the finest examples.
It is still worth a watch.
Be surprised. This seem to sneak in, it was not heavily advertised and
it was only by accident I flicked it on. It gripped me and had me
counting the days for the next ep. There was surprise after surprise
and at no time was I ever sure what was going to happen next and then
the end twist within twists I was gobsmacked.
The series hits so many other buttons, the performances are great, the weird colour scheme, the sound track and the comic book styled characters which all add together into the most original piece of tele I have seen in years. Although I see that this is series 1 I would be satisfied if they left it stand alone. But with Black Mirror and this it is good to see C4 is back in the fringes.
I really don't understand how this doco only scores a 7.3. It's the
most compelling piece of film I have seen in years, I was gripped from
the beginning to the end. It is basically about the early fight for
treatment research and recognition that HIV sufferers have a disease
and were entitled to respect and humanity from the wider community as
it was not a punishment from God for a so called "lifestyle choice".
It is structured by piecing together a lot of archive film that is edited so brilliantly that it like watching a scripted film that tells a great story, a film with real stars and characters. The subject matter is based on HIV but what I took away from the film is how people with such a motivation did "act up" and used democracy to achieve an objective. It is compulsive viewing for any interested in any type of campaigning.
My only criticism of the film is it did not fully explore the reason for the early antagonism toward people with the virus and why the medical establishment and governments at that time were slow to act. But in the end I seen a film about a story I did not know about, a story about successful democratic campaign that has saved millions of lives. I now think these early campaigners should have got Nobel recognition. The film is that powerful.
I was kind of forced to go to this, it would never have been a film I
would have chose to see. When the movie opened I first thought it was
an Australian film with that unique humour on the "strictly ballroom"
vein, so things were looking up. When I start to recognize the mainly
American cast I was already into the film.
Its one of those basic story lines where a group of no hopers overcome their little problems with the usual love interest as a side plot and then it all comes good in the end. It's perfect bubblegum, I smiled and laughed all the way through and the next day I found myself re-watching some of the songs on youtube.
The cast are great and IMO Rebel Wilson as Fatamy steals it. The music is great and its a perfect date movie and I thoroughly enjoyed this film. But LOL don't tell my mates.
It's a film based around a journalist writing an article about student
prostitution and her life as a housewife and it touches on the lives of
two prostitutes. It's a strangely intimate story complemented by
beautiful music and very erotic scenes. Miss Binoche is superb with all
her usual beautiful nuances and command of the screen.
It's a film about the universe of a woman's soul and it's rather compelling. I thought it was great and it lingers with you, its inconclusive and that makes you draw your own conclusions, so the film will be different for everyone. I drew we are all alone and no-one really knows us.
We are all aware of the greats of the Victorian and early Edwardian ages as the history of Britain are full of all their names. But we know little about the lives of their servants. We have no idea what their lives were like. This series fills that gap. It's fascinating a study of a life of drudgery and most times sheer purgatory of the duties and expectations of servants in a life of no rights and at a whim of a household. It was poorly paid slavery. Then it goes on to document how they gathered their rights. Dr Pamela Cox delivers the series with a passion and gives a very human side of the story. Her voice and smiling face always makes her watch-able. I somehow come away from this series a little bit more socially aware that in our modern times there are people in this age still working with no rights and suffering similar exploitation
I think most of us going into a cinema anywhere in the world to see
this film will think something about what happened in Colorado. I did,
the cinema was packed with every seat taken with families, lovers,
friends and excited children. We were all there to enjoy a great
communal experience which the cinema can offer and this much
anticipated film promised. My thoughts are with the victims and of
course their families and loved ones.
The film is one of those rare anticipated films that lives up to its hype. It was stunning, a character driven plot with a modern retelling of the French revolution and it's "terror". A film about individualism with-in a community and all just wanting to do the right thing. The story packed tensions and kept you on edge with surprises. The cast was stela and all excellent, Tom Hardy as Bane was strangely memorable as a motivated psychopathic tyrant.
But I have to mention Joseph Gordon-Levitt, what a surprise, first I knew I seen him somewhere before and then it dawned on me, he was the kid in the "third rock from the sun", wow, he is all grown up now and I believe Hollywood's new kid on the block. But my favourite moments in this film was Anne Hathaway's take on the iconic cat women. Somehow she combined a sexiness and beauty but made me feel she was once the pretty girl next door. A cat woman who is human and accessible something surprisingly I never seen before.
I will bitch about the last 15 minutes of the franchise feeding ending which was very OTT. But I can't wait to see this film again on the DVD release.
I did enjoy this film, I at least thought it was better then the Raimi
version. But it really could have been a lot better. There are certain
films which you assume good CGI and the 3D will greatly enhance.
Spiderman is one of them. I expected to see Spidey swing and scale the
New York city scape, in glorious CGI and in 3D. I wanted to come out of
the cinema with at least a fear of heights, but no, the CGI and the 3D
effects are not great. The most amazing thing about "The Amazing
Spiderman" is the question, what the hell did they spend 220 million
on?. Perhaps they developed and used real Spider web instead of CGI, I
don't know, does anyone else?
But I am being unfair, I did enjoy the film and my 2 nephews whom I brought along are still trying to run up the walls, they absolutely loved it. I recommend it but have low expectations, it is not The Avengers in effects or 3D but still a great film to take kids to.
I just finished watching this and I thought it was a fantastic
production. There is so much to rave about from the cast, to the
direction, the sets and even the score.
A particularly wonderful touch was the way Richard 2 was played like an unearthly Micheal Jackson character, he even had a monkey, a perfect nuance to the divine and lofty king Richard 2.
The cutting dialog was beautiful and wonderfully ambiguous, each line gives you a sense of wonder and sometimes a wow. I looked up the author and I can see this Shakespeare chap going places, he may even win a Bafta award someday.
Well-done the BeeB for commissioning this and I am now looking forward to the rest of the hollow crown series.