Anthony Lawrie (SirPant)London
Anthony's Recent Reviews
To say We're The Millers was better than I expected isn't much of compliment, seeing as I didn't expect much at all. It is better than your average comedy of this ilk, mainly due to one or two very funny scenes and also because it has a new set of actors rather than the usual actors you'd expect. Well done Will Poulter was my first thought after the film, Jennifer Aniston seems to have been unfairly cast for one obvious scene and for once I thought it was Ed Helms who stole the show, rather than spoil it. Hit and miss in equal measure.
This film started badly for me when I suggested watching it as a treat to my wife as she's a bit of a Ryan Gosling fan. Guys - always make sure it's a Ryan Gosling film and not a Ryan Reynolds film in these situations. I watched the whole film from the confines of the Dog house. Anyway, The Proposal was no worse and no better than I expected. It isn't very good. It has all the old cliches you'd expect but with added original horrors. However, I'm somewhat in awe of Sandra Bullock. I was annoyed that she was cheapened and convinced to strip down to gain ratings. I was then annoyed with myself for enjoying said scenes. What can I do? I'm only human! (reptile, same thing). I'm ashamed to say I'm rating this film on a short semi-naked scene involving Sandra Bullock, I promise this will never happen again. Please don't judge me.
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!