bjarias

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Vernost
(2019)

... another controversal sexually-explicit Russian-production
... she-can really-truly-act ... otherwise there's little-remaining-reason to spend your time watching this-typical 'independent-woman'-film ... English-subtitles requiring their-own-interpreter

... would-be a pleasure-to-watch even-w/o-any-nudity (bthrm-scene-incl) ... carrying this movie along so-easily reveals her-natural-talent ... one of those out-of-the-ordinary actors who's career-deserves wider-attention ... and should-get-it

... movie comes-down to final-couple scenes ... who she-now's bc ... & who-4-awhile ... she's-gonna-be

"In-real-life, sex-is-easy but love-is-hard. Sex is possible with someone you-don't-know... love-is-not."

... our-lead-character wants-love ... yet-craves-sex ... she discusses w-him more than one-occasion what's-happening ... but then each-time-returns to her-wandering-ways ... she is to remain lost-doomed needing-professional-help

... each-time-watching unfurls-a-different-understanding ... better subtitles would-measurably-help ... how does a simple 'yes' in Russian ... translate to 'and' in-English

Sarancha
(2014)

$2-million-budget Russian-erotic-thriller
... one of the most-depressing-mini-series you're-likely to-come-across ... acting not-all-that-bad ... production-qualities-fairly-good ... yet-the-script doesn't-have enough-sense or worthwhile-characters

... had-it-been-longer would-have quit-watching-sooner ... final episode being-worst of-the-series ... give-it first-one ... make your own-choices from-there

... would-take an-extremely-intense love-addiction for-two-people to be as-consistently-cruel to-themselves & others as-this-pair

The Brokenwood Mysteries
(2014)

... quite-good w-reservations
... an-unusual-production ... overly-lengthy-episodes ... little-interpersonal-character-development ... good-scripts-acting ... cautiously-recommended

Denmark
(2019)

actors u-probably havn't-seen-before ... u'll-enjoy-'em
... really-very-good little-film all-characters-perfect even-dog's-perfect ... this-was-a-surprise why-we-all like-movies ... solid-8

Dronningen
(2019)

... keeps-building-better
... takes right length-of-time ... then.. once-you see-her wrap-her-head-around ... making-absolutely worst-mistake of-her-life.. (up-to-that-point)

... imagining-her-world blowing-up-around-her ... can-this-end-well

... Dyrholm-is-always-exceptional another added to-list Very-Talented Scandinavian-European-Actors

watched-again: ... two most telling lines in the film ... you're too easy to manipulate &.. you think I'm a monster ... yes sweetheart you had an exit strategy ... the horny-teenager not standing a chance

... script-weakest-link ..."a brilliant and dedicated advocacy lawyer" ... hooks-up w-her live-in-stepson ... lies to his breaking-point ... really..??

Reprisal
(2019)

... we-can-hope
... sure.. it's-got-flaws ... yet w-minimal-tweaking ... could-go-up big-positives

... Spencer's-always-terrific ... here's-no-exception ... if there's no-other-reason not-to-keep-going ... hopefully-someone in right-position makes-the-call

... otherwise.. least we have-one-season ... but easily could-would be-better-more

Keizersvrouwen
(2019)

.. well-cast Karina Smulders makes it all work
... is-it-exceptional.. no ... yet-of-the-genre it's pretty-well-done on-most-all-levels ... and for ten-episodes was-solidly-entertaining ... will-there-be a 2nd-series ... in-this-world probably not-for-awhile

Marcella
(2016)

... S3 drops it down notch or two
... enjoy-series (Friel-a-favorite) ... was really lookin-forward to S3

... overall-disappointment ... dead-people-everywhere w-our-heroine going-insane makes-'poor-entertainment'

... is it all-over w-this-present-ending ... split-decision

Dark Desire
(2020)

... half-number-episodes more-than-plenty
... only-winners when-comes to-this-clumsy Mexican-production ... naked-cast-members engaged-squirming-about-together

... over-n-over for 18-trying-episodes ... other-soft-core-productions actually-much-better

Grenseland
(2017)

... really ... that's-it.. ??
... what-happened-here ... after-8 fairly-decent-episodes ... last-one looks-as-if there should-have-been couple-more-remaining

... there-have-been numerous-productions with-awkward-endings ... this-one surely in-top-several heading-up-list

Love Life
(2020)

... quietly-entertaining
... really-ends after ten-episodes as a near-perfect-production ... Darby-is-captivating

... will-can it-be keep-going as-well in-another-season

Last Tango in Halifax
(2012)

... good-start ... then-becoming-tedious
... numerous very-good-actors ... actually-too-many ... with-a-story at times having too-many-twists unlikely-complications

... first-couple-seasons were-tolerable-streaming ... 3-4-5 just-not-working as-well on-top of-one-another

Kriger
(2018)

... actors-deserved-better
... the-lead-protagonists work-well-together ... they're-only-reason this production's-watchable

... story-is-formula right-down to the lackluster-ending ... keep-it-handy ... if-when there's nothing left-to-watch

Unforgotten
(2015)

... special
... all=her=work is noteworthy ... one of UK's finest-actors ... were filming series-4 when-pandemic-struck ... now-who-knows what-will-happen not-long b4 we'll be running-out of new-programming

... this-wonderful-production was good in series-season-one ... in-two it-becomes exceptional-special ... S2E6 is-crushing-giant

... now if S3-holds-up (next-up) ... series-4 up-in-limbo ... a-true-loss

We Hunt Together
(2020)

... theirs is their-own-genre
... another-great British-mini-series crime-drama ... UK keeps-pumpin-out one-top-notch c-d after-upon-another

... Corfield's-Freddy so-classic-bad is-fully-captivating ... along-w sooo-many-other top-notch nuanced-character-performances

The Rook
(2019)

... time is now our precious-comodity
... just caught-this-one ... another-attractive well-put-together ... 6-production-companies spy-crime-drama

... where-lead-protagonist starts-off not-knowing anyone-anything ... right-along w-all-of-us

... after a very-good 1st-episode-beginning ... is-it-worth-now time-investing 8-episodes

... for-a-series announced not-to-continue

Hounds of Love
(2016)

... really so much better than expected
... this is one where a Roger Ebert reviewer got it wrong ... this is a much better film than the subject-matter ... the three leads are all extraordinary in a production that for its entire length is very taxing on all of them ... hard to see ANY actors doing better

... subject matter has been worked numerous times before ... yet rarely as well done as in this amazing first work from its creator ... high standards to match

Alex Rider
(2020)

...what opens-strong ... fails to continue
... after E1 we're-expecting something-special ... that lasts a couple-more-episodes ... then all gets bogged-down in the 'ice-box'-script until the ending-segment

... this show at its' best-w-action ... needing lots-more-of-it in S2 to reignite the promise of those first episodes ... we'll-see

Normal People
(2020)

... really great series ... all making it happen deserve highest praise
... all these fine-young-actors won-a-lottery being chosen for these parts ... it is an absolutely-perfect love-story-line to-continue-on

... having been in previous productions of little consequence or not ... normal-people ... Marianne & Connell they will always remain to those first meet them here

Hanna
(2019)

... lots of ploding-along
... there's only a couple-reasons this show works much at all ... Creed-Miles & Enos ... w/o those two few would stick around to the ending

... action-sequences are good ... there's just not enough of them to hold interest ... story is just too weak for the number of episodes that could really have been several fewer

... might not have helped much except to lessen time wasted viewing

The White Queen
(2013)

... we-get-it ... being-king u-didn't live-long those-days
... there are certain actors once appearing onscreen ... ur-just-guesstemating how-long till they're killed-off

... there's those in this production in good-numbers ... along-with ... LOTS of others as-well ... blood-battles gruesome-deaths in greater-proportion as episodes-keep-coming

... it's really-at-most a six-eight episode-series ... enough-is-enough

Il était une seconde fois
(2019)

... who willingly walks away
... started watching because of Freya Mavor ... was all set to quit during 1st episode ... but she's difficult leaving as this series evidences ... now awaiting 2nd series

What/If
(2019)

... appearances-not-deceiving
... didn't get past 1st episode ... one-critic's-review labeling this her comeback-role ... not-Judy ... ... whatever it is ... her forehead throughout most every closeup appears that of a doll ... so-much-so it's distracting ... as for the comeback ... havn't yet seen Judy-either

Lady Chatterley's Lover
(2015)

... like these actors ... just not here
... this one's not bad ... but there are others quite-better ... not fault of the actors ... story here is just too-empty ... especially very uninteresting manner which they choose to end it

A Confession
(2019)

..find-it.. no-excuses..
..this gut-wrenching crime-drama is flat-out.. one-of-the-best

..with a wealth-of-shows in this genre.. for one to stand out this-much..

..says lots for every aspect of this production.. and had it not been.

..for a bit-much.. up-to-close camerawork..

..rating score would have been near-perfect.. don't miss-it..!!

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