Cinematography is great. Dark and gritty with commendable performances, but the plot (if you can call it that) has holes so big an elephant could walk through them. I wonder how others can say it has a great twist. It's not a twist, it's a cliche ending that makes absolutely no sense if you really think about it.
A beautifully shot movie with an intricate plot that unfolds amid a brooding atmosphere. Stellar cast and great performances all around make this an epic to be savoured if you like films with substance. It's a shame that great productions like these receive so little attention on IMDB.
This is NOT Black Mirror. I don't know what it is, but it felt like watching a cheesy Sunday afternoon teen matinee. If it were supposed to be that, I would give it a 4, but since I was expecting Black Mirror, it gets a 2.
This is NOT a thriller, but a great drama which feels very true-to-life. Superb performances from the cast allow you to inhabit the characters. If you like nuanced films which explore the greyer areas of life, then this one is for you.
I am giving this 8/10 because it was really gripping right from the beginning until the penultimate episode. The pace and excitement were similar to the first season of Homeland. Unfortunately, it felt like the producer/writer didn't really know how to wrap it up and did a slipshod rush job in the final episode. What a shame.
Excellent movie. Superbly acted and tightly paced, the suspense throughout was palpable. It's a pity there are so many non-English language movies out there but most people will probably never watch them. This movie is available in HD on Youtube, uploaded by Thunderscreen. According to the description, it is a licensed upload, so do check it out.
I don't understand the high ratings and reviews for this movie. It felt really low-budget, dialogue was cheesy, acting was mostly bad, except for a few passable performances. Characters were mostly cartoon cardboard cutout cliches. It's a pity because the subject matter is so important.
Pathetic and pointless. I can't believe people actually find this childish garbage funny. There's no hope for Hollywood film making if this is what sells nowadays. Marvel is just a washed out sellout now.
Good example of lazy filmmaking. Superficial and silly, with plot holes a mile wide. Watching this, one wonders if there is a limit to the depths of banality and nonsense to which a filmmaker/director will plumb.
Season was so great. I'd give it a 9/10. Was so looking forward to Season 2. Then it all turned to crap. Full of mindless fluff, gratuitous sex, numbing slo-mo sequences and force-feeding of LGBT concepts, it felt more like a long, drawn-out, propaganda video that even Mao would have been proud of. Couldn't even finish episode 5. What a pity.
Cinematography is great. Music is good and serves to heighten the suspense in the right places. Pacing and direction are decent. However, except for the little girl and Mrs Cooper (most of the time), the acting is generally terrible and quite tacky. Dialogue is so cheesy, sometimes it felt like I was watching a spoof.
Overall, it felt more like a stage play. I don't regret watching it but no way it deserves the 8/10 rating it's currently on.
I think best comedy of the year should go to all the Hollywood awards people and critics. They managed to pull off the biggest pranks in awards history. First they hit me with "Moonlight" and now this. At least Manchester is slightly more watchable. Neither are even near Oscar material in my opinion.
Both Affleck and Ali did not deserve to win Oscars too. Not that they are bad actors, in fact I like them, but these two movies simply did not give them enough material to justify it. Sorry for doing two reviews in one, but I didn't want to waste more time on such mediocrity passing off as high art.