Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Barbara Eden

The Untouchables (1987)

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Streamlined entertainment without any depth; quite enjoyable for ist sheer professionalism in all departments.

Halliwell**: "The long-running TV show is given a new polish in this showy, violent gangster picture, which seemed to please all classes."

Maltin****: "High-energy entertainment that packs a wallop...Fluidly (and flamboyantly) filmed, with powerhouse performances by Connery..., and De Niro, as a grandiose Al Capone. Climactic shoot-out, with echoes of POTEMKIN, will have you on the edge of your seat!"

Monday, 18 June 2018

À nos amours (1983)

Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)

When a terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London.

Atmospheric and suspenseful thriller with a very contrived, complex plot which is hard to follow.

Mystery Street (1950)

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.

Entertaining and with good production value, this installment to the series is watchable, but is not quite as thrilling as the first two movies.

Friday, 15 June 2018

June Marlowe

Room (2015)

A young boy is raised within the confines of a small shed.

Congenial adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel successfully recreates the painful transition from a closed-in environment to the "outer space" with intelligent direction and an excellent cast.