Anthony Lawrie (SirPant)London
Anthony's Recent Reviews
I know very little about Ice Hockey but I do know that it can be pretty violent at times. If I didn't already know that then I certainly would have after watching Goon. An unsweetened bit of realism then and that's never a bad thing. However, I didn't like the humour very much. Well done to Jay Baruchel who has written a good film in his first attempt, he just should have thought about writing himself out of it. I'm not a fan of Seann William Scott, Ice Hockey, violence or most things contained in this film but somehow I quite liked it, maybe it was the romance or the freshness of the disjointed narrative, I don't know, but it works!
Real Women Have Curves is a film that celebrates Womanhood and goes against the Hollywood way women are often portrayed. It's a little misleading though as this isn't really about looks as such but more about the roles women play at home with the family, at work, in education and society in general. At 51% of the population, it's not like Women are a minority group but there are issues that effect Women that are unique and as the film shows, most are uniquely unfair. America Ferrera is fantastic as a young High school graduate who has an attitude but the intelligence to back it up. If you proclaim yourself as a lover of 'Chick Flicks' then this film might be the film for you so you can a) see how they should be made and b) stop using the term ever again.
Anthony's Favorite Movies
There is no doubt in my mind that this is the greatest film ever made. every time I watch it (and I've watched it quite a few times) I find something new, new meaning, new metaphors. Kubrick made very few films but with him the phrase 'Quality over quantity' rings very true. Brilliant.
Probably the most underrated, overlooked and misunderstood film of all time. Don't let the awful American poster put you off either, because this is without a doubt the most beautiful film made in the last 25 years. Its subject matter, pace and Dogma style puts many people off, and to be fair it not everybodies cup of tea, but give it a chance. The last scene, in my opinion, is the best ever in the history of Cinema, a bold statement I know by I stand by it! Brilliant!