Mini Film Reviews Volume 49

The Railway Children

After the enforced absence of their father, three children move with their mother to Yorkshire, where during their adventures they attempt to discover the reason for his disappearance. Firstly, I see why people like this film as it got a good story, unfortunately this is too safe and too predictable plus the pacing is off, overall, this hasn’t got the wowed factor at all.

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  It might have got a good cast and I really like the subject matter to this film, it is such a shame that Tom Hanks is rather underused, it is one of those film that get too overcomplicated and it not as powerful as it should be with this film.


FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Armin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal past for the first time. Everything about this film actually ticked all the boxes for me personally, I really like the two genre of documentary and the animation which is a great idea but Flee is doesn’t really work, it’s the film in general as it doesn’t moved you and it not has memorable as it should be, it doesn’t leave you a lasting impression on you and that is a real shame.

Storm Boy

When Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he’s forced to remember his childhood and how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary, orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Gorgeous looking film which has got a cute story and the scenery look spectacular, Geoffrey Rush is excellent in his role and the ending is beautiful, the only thing is, it doesn’t gel together and it can feel rather uneven but despite that it is a crowd pleaser type of film.

The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain

English artist Louis Wain rises to prominence at the end of the 19th century for his surreal cat paintings that seemed to reflect his declining sanity. Definitely one of the best Benedict Cumberbatch films, it got an emotional aspect to this film which work really well and you actually care about with these characters, the ending is perfect and it can be weird but it actually needed it, it tries to be something different which I admire, the acting is perfect and this is watchable from the first frame.

2 thoughts on “Mini Film Reviews Volume 49

  1. The Railway Children is one of Simon’s favourite films. He’ll be disappointed that you don’t like it.
    The Electrical life of Louis Wain sounds interesting. I’ll watch out for that.

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  2. I see why Simon like The Railway Children as he like the stream train element to the film, you will definitely like The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain as it is highly recommended for you


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