Mini Film Reviews Volume 3

Mr. Jones

Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Gareth Jones” chronicles a British investigative journalist as he travels deep into the Soviet Union to uncover an international conspiracy. This is a well-made film with an excellent start and toward the final is a masterpiece, it just the middle of the film flag and the momentum loses a bit of intensity, nether less it still a good film with stunning cinematography and great acting.

The Mule

A ninety-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turn drug mule for a Mexican cartel. This is a well-made film as it deal with a sensitive topic and it keep flipping back and fourth as we take a look of his families  as we getting to know the lead, for me personally it only work in the final third of the film that actually does work. There is a scene with him and his wife as she is bedridden and that is generally heart breaking, the rest of the film is slightly uneven overall and the acting is superb.

Finding Your Feet

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her sister in an inner-city council estate. This is a well intentioned film with a good heart but if you compered this to Marigold Hotels films or The Bucket List it isn’t up there, The acting is good and for me personally there are two scenes that generally moving and the bits with Timothy Spall talking to his wife who got demented in a care home, the other bit is he declaring his love and the explanation of his wife death to his love of his life. Those two scenes is wow and the overall of     the film is slightly uneven and unfocused but with a sweet ending.

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