The Amazing Maurice
This story follows Maurice, a goofy streetwise cat, who has the perfect money – making scam. He finds a dumb – looking kid who plays a pipe and has his very own horde of rats, who are strangely literate. I really wanted to like this animation film and it has got a fantastic cast, they really try their hardest. Personally, this is too dark for the younger generation as it struggling to find the right tones to this film, it isn’t laugh out loud funny as it takes itself too seriously and it doesn’t really work.
Last Night In Soho
An aspiring fashion designer is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something darker. Firstly, I really admire this film as it try to be something different, it also has got a brilliant twist and the film in general is well – made. Unfortunately, it lacking the psychological aspect and Thomasina McKenzie, Diana Rigg and Michael Ajao are superb in their roles, but everyone else is bland and the flashback element is getting too overcomplicated, it such a shame as it got potential and it just doesn’t deliver.
See How They Run
In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a mash – hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. Personally, I loved the idea to this film as it got an all – star cast, it is unpredictable and the acting is great and really convincing plus the ending is superb, Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan got great chemistry together, but unfortunately, it’s the pacing as the first hour is rather uneven but the second hour is really good, it can be funny in some places and the film itself is certainly well – made.
A father’s wish magically brings a wooden boy to life in Italy, giving him a chance to care for the child. Gorgeous looking animation film as this is certainly eye catching, plus the vocal in this film is superb, it has got stunning scenery and this is silently moving and often powerful that will moved you, there is a lot of positive things for this film but the start and the ending is really good, but it’s the middle of this film just falters and it never recover but the idea and the emotional aspect that work really well, despite that it is watchable and enjoyable.
Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival. With stunning scenery this film is quietly powerful as this based on a true story, the acting is great and this film drawn you in from start to finish, this is watchable and the story is easy to follow, the pacing is excellent and it certainly holds your interest plus this is suitable for a family viewing, this is pure escapism as you can watch this on a rainy day.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
A Chicago advertising man must struggle to travel home from New York for Thanksgiving, with a lovable oaf of a shower – curtain – ring salesman as his only companion. Too be honest with you I was surprised with this film, I didn’t think I would like this film but once the film end, I actually really enjoyed this film, Steve Martin and John Candy got superb chemistry together and it is generally funny, it often powerful in certain places and the whole film itself is excellent and brim with comic one liner, this is just a well – made film and it is one of the best comedy film.
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Thanks for this Mark. It has reminded me that I wanted to see See How They Run.
Planes Trains and Automobiles is one of our all time favourites.
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I reckon you might like See How They Run as it is a quirky type of film, it like a Wes Anderson type of film and I know you like Wes Anderson. I see why you and Sue loves Planes, Trains And Automobiles as it is a real surprise for me personally, I love films like that