Taxi Driver

“You talking to me?”

Review by Lewis Goodall

Big up all the taxi drivers out there, I both fully appreciate you and also hate you. On the one hand you’re great, the drunk, yuck people you have to put up with at half one in the morning is inspiring, I couldn’t do that, but you know what I can do…. follow the highway code!! Come on, you drive everyday yet you’re all over the place, you should be the best. Its like having a baker that makes shite cakes everyday but they get away with it because their customers are too drunk to notice they’re awful, but sober people who bake in their spare time look at this baker in amazement that their baking skills are so sub par, its your job! Bake better, taxi better, rant over.

Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, follows ex -army vet Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), a mentally unstable individual that gets overpowered by the intensity of the New York night life. Working as a taxi driver, he sees all the unjustices in the world which fuels his violent side to take action.

Slow film but good film, it takes a while for the story itself to kick off but what does stand out right at the beginning, right from the first second is the stunning visuals this film has to offer. Everytime the film entered the dreary, neon lit night of New York I was grabbing the tissues and lotion because it was just beautiful. Possibly the most stand out aspect of the film for me is the visuals. Its also a fantastic character study but I got distracted by the pretty lights.

Travis Bickle, Good guy just trying to do good, thats the story really. As I mentioned, he sees the seedy underbelly of New York within its pimps, gangs but also its politicians. Everything weighing down on his shoulders, no wonder he wants to pull out a gun on it all. We see him, not so much decend but more evolve from someone who is a spectator to a referee. Robert De Niro is just fantastic in this role, its great to see him in his prime and actually be able to kick people who are on the floor. Plus you have the infamous, improvised “you talking to me” scene which really shows his character changing from what he was at the beginning.

If you liked Joker than you would like this too. Watching this i’d be very surprised if Todd Phillips wasn’t heavily influenced by every aspect of Taxi Driver. I mean he even got Robert De Niro in Joker, it must be true! My very loose point here is that this film was ahead of its time, it seriously holds up to the point that Taxi Driver and Joker look and feel pretty much the same but with a 50 year difference. Both incredible films.

Overall this film is the opposite to how real taxi drivers drive, its incredible. There were maybe a few aspects that seemed a bit disjointed and out of character but thats something I’ll need to pick up on on my second watch. I think i was just getting distracted by the boner inducing visuals.

8.5 Hidden Gun Gauntlets out of 10

The Green Mile

“Three grown men… outsmarted by a mouse”

Review by Lewis Goodall

Right, before I start I just need to grab some tissues. Looking back at this movie is gonna bring back memories and make me cry all over again so at parts you may just have to give me a minute to recollect.

The Green Mile, directed by Frank Darabont, based off a Novel by Stephen King, takes us to death row. The lives of the guards on death row are changed forever when their latest inmate gets brought in, a mountain of a man thats in for the crime of raping and killing two children. The lives are changed when this mountain shows off his mysterious gift.

This film broke me… before this film I didn’t cry at films, I was just a robot, void of emotions but this…. oh boy I was streaming down my face. Now this is a long film, its three hours long so it really has the time for you to get invested into all the characters and to build bonds with all of them, all that’s the killer factor of this film and what it does best. This film feels different to others in terms of building that bond because it has a pretty small cast, there’s only a handful of people in the film so each one is vivid enough to bring something to the story.

Tom Hanks is in this film, therefore instantly declaring it a masterpiece because he is sensationally in everything he does. Tom is the main Guard of the Green Mile (what they call the death row building), and he is accompanied by 3 – 4 other guards that help him look after the place. A new recruit joins the guards to get a piece of the action that goes on in death row. He stirs up the whole dynamic with a twisted, sadistic mindset that doesn’t sit well with the rest of the guards. This new guard is a twat basically.

There is honestly too much to talk about with this film and all of it would just be me praising it in every single way. The way the music perfectly works alongside all the emotions flowing through the cells blocks. The differences in personalities between the inmates, some being calm and collected and one being bat shit noodle crazy fart. Its one of those films that has all the pieces put so perfectly together to create a journey. Seeing the justice system at work and how some of these men can change. One of the inmates really feels as though they don’t belong there, they’re too sweet to be on death row, let the man walk.

Just before I get onto the overall, There is a supernatural aspect to this film which i really wasn’t expecting the first time I watched it so just a heads up. I know that’s not really important I just felt like adding it just so you don’t watch it an get put off by a man with Bugs swarming out his mouth. It’s incredible I promise.

Overall this is a short review because I cant handle the emotional PTSD I’m getting. This is just a touching film that will take your heart and brutalise it like a rottweiler with a baby. Its has incredible characters, writing, cinematography, everything, its a masterpiece so although you’ll need a bucket to catch the tears, its very very very much worth it, just have a bottle of water to rehydrate yourself after.

9.5 Mouse Villes out of 10

The Killing Fields

“Here, only the silent survive”

Review by Lewis Goodall

To all dictators out there… you good? Or more appropriately am I good? I want to know because if you invade the UK, I need to know I fit in with your requirements and don’t taint the gene pool. Just let us know, leave a comment and I can send you a photo of my face along with medical history. I’m just trying to get on your good side, don’t want to end up with a plastic bag over my head so lemme know.

The Killing Fields, directed by Roland Joffé, depicts a war torn Cambodia where journalist, Sydney (Sam Waterston) is trapped during dictator Pol Pot’s genocide of the Cambodian people.

You want a realistic war film? Watch this. This film looks like a really well paced documentary with all its components coming together making it just seems so real. The cinematography grabs my attention straight away, it grabbed my attention, stood in front of me and shook it in front of my face. I don’t know what it was but there was something about the type of film they used, It just gave the film a different feel to normal films, one of those things that hard to explain in words but it hit different. That matched with stunning angles just made this film very easy watching, which is a contrast to watch you’re actually watching which was pretty horrible.

So this film takes place during a mass genocide, not really a Saturday night sit down with the family. The very realistic style of filming matched with the real events that happened in Cambodia made this quite a harrowing two hour twenty minute watch. The film doesn’t just focus on the mass killings, but more on the friendship between the journalist Sydney and his translator, Dith Pran (Haing S. Ngor). The two of them making their way through the ruins of Cambodia while attempting to document whats happening is fantastic to watch.

Weirdly with the long run time of the film, I wish they added a bit more backstory into their friendship and also the overall events. Maybe I missed some details but if the back of the box didn’t mention Pol Pot I would’ve just thought this was a generic war film. This might just be me, I might’ve missed some details but I’m not blaming me, i’m pushing the blame on the god awful music.

Its not all awful, sometimes the music is beautiful and really accentuates ( we’ve got a bigger budget for bigger words if you can tell) the emotions in the scene. So ill give it that but there was also some music used throughout that was so distracting and annoying that would make a chicken purposefully not lay eggs just so it would take an axe to the neck. It just cheapened the experience in parts that are meant to be nail biting, so when you have a film thats incredibley realistic with everything and then you have this annoying synths going, its a wee bit distracting.

Overall, apart from the music, this film is one of the most realistic depictions of a war i’ve seen. Everything comes together to make it super impactful. It didn’t get me but this’ll be a tear jerker for many people. Plus John Malkovich is in it so if you weren’t sold already, there you go.

8 Cow Juice Cartons out of 10

The Elephant Man

“I am not an animal! I am a human being! I… am… a man!”

Review by Lewis Goodall

Half animal, half human, that’s the way to be. Not furries but an actual mix, that would be great! Let’s be real, humans are boring, the best thing about us is the opposable thumb. Then you have animals out there that can glide, change colour and look like a leaf. We don’t looks like leaves, or at least I don’t, i’m far too big to be a leaf, I might as well be the elephant man :,(

The Elephant Man, directed by David Lynch, is the true story of the unfortunate John Merrick. Fredrick Treves (Antony Hopkins), is a physician working out of London hospital. While wondering around a freak show, he discovers an act that is so foul it can’t be shown. That act is… The Elephant Man. This terrifying beast is John Merrick (John Hurt), a horrifically deformed human. Fredrick saves John from a life of being abused in the freak show and allows him to come out of his Elephant shell in a story of humanity and friendship.

Its amazing to me that David Lynch, within the space of three years, went from making one of my most hated films, to making one of my most beloved. (If you’ve seen my review for Eraserhead then you have an idea as to how I felt about that). Eraserhead was the equivalent to John Merrick’s looks whereas The Elephant Man is his charm and kindness. This film is an amazing lesson about looking beyond the cover of someone’s book and discovering their beauty, even if that book cover is horrifically mangled and making weird slurping noises.

I usually praise acting first, acting and then story and blah blah blah but this time I’m am going to praise you, Christopher Tucker. This man created the look of John Merrick and it is the spitting image. To create the look of John Merrick, it took seven to eight hours to apply the makeup, so huge kudos to both him and John Hurt for the dedication, a round of applause please and thank you’s. They so accurately depicted John Merrick and it really sucked you in to this character, which is my segway to acting, lets gooooooo.

Acting, John Hurt played John Merrick beautifully, of course the make up helped but accurately depicting this broken man, slowly becoming open to society was wonderful. Anthony Hopkins is just perfect as always, that goes without saying. The bond between these two felt very very real and made this emotional movie that more impactful.

The story itself is a real eye opener. Its a very important story which I think a lot of people nowadays would benefit from. It boils down to the book saying, don’t judge a book by its cover, looking at people who aren’t normal by societies terms and not immediately judging them or throwing banana skins at them, that sort of thing. John Merricks story is a tragic one, but seeing the power of one persons kindness bring a bit of happiness into their life, nothing beats that. A lot of people have the power and the choice, to be kind or to be hurtful to others, its an easy choice and a choice that a lot of people online get wrong, but this film really shows the effect of people, not only the hundreds being mean, but the effect of one being nice. Fart fart piss poo wee wee fart fart. There we go, had to bring it down a notch, that was getting far too preachy.

Overall this is going to sound cliche but it truly is, its one of the most moving and touching films I’ve ever seen. Knowing that its true makes it pile drive your heart just that bit more. Plus this is a David lynch film, I didn’t like Eraserhead but it had gorgeous visuals which he also incorporated here too, big yes from me. Don’t be a mouse, be an Elephant.

9.5 Pillows On The Bed out of 10

True History of The Kelly Gang

“Know that I shall tell no lie, let me burn in hell should I speak false”

Review by Lewis Goodall

Could I be in a gang? Easy, I’m already a part of both the Bloods and the Crips so if there are any more invitations out there I’ll be happen to join.

True History of The Kelly Gang, directed by Justin Kurzel, is the not so true story of, you guessed it, the Kelly Gang. Set in 1870’s, Ned Kelly (George MacKay) is an Australian Bushranger who flees from the corrupt authorities with help from the rest of the Kelly Gang.

This film is based on a novel by Peter Carey. I haven’t read the novel and I’m glad I haven’t because most of the bad reviews are from die hard fans of the book who don’t like the fact that Ned Kelly is blonde, So I’m glad I’m not one of those people. So instead of thinking its a bad film based on a good book, I just think its an alright film.

This is one of those films where I fall for it straight away because it has a unique style that I love, backed up by great music. As the run time goes on I slowly stop looking at its style and more at its substance and realise that the substance is good but not great. I have no problem with the acting, everyone is great. I have no problem with the cinematography and music, they’re both great too. I think its down to pacing and writing where I started drifting.

It was a film where things happened and I enjoyed what was happening, the happenings were good but I don’t know if it was just me but it seemed like the transition between events fell a bit flat. I didn’t find myself caring for any of the characters really so I wasn’t really invested with what was happening to them but with the nice music it sort of made up for it.

This film had a great cast, George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Russell Crowe, Charlie Hunnam, and more, so the cast was there but they didn’t stop me from checking my phone every now and then because the writing was a bit meh. It just didn’t grab me and the end felt very unjustified and rushed but I didn’t really mind because I lost my investment halfway. I was preparing myself for a lawless gang who rip shreds through heads and eat bones or something, not that gruesome but a lawless gang. Considering its about a gang, you get about 30 minutes of gang, even then they’re not really a gang but more just a bunch of people trying not to get killed.

Overall the experience fell flat pretty quick. It has lovely cinematography with a great cast but it goes to show that at the end of the day, its down to the writing, and when the writing includes characters you don’t connect with an events that don’t feel justified then you get the Kelly Gang… Its okay.

6 Eye of Embers out of 10

The Florida Project

“Wish I had a bigger stomach, like I was pregnant, I’d fit food in that”

Review by Lewis Goodall

Were you ever a kid? If you were well you’ve probably forgotten what it felt like, I’m 23 and I know I did. Kids these days dont have proper fun, they’re boring as hell, all they do is dance in front of their phones and copy other people, theyre crap. I think kids have forgotten how to go outside, kids dont know how to use doors, fact. This’ll all make sense soon dont worry.

The Florida Project, directed by Sean Baker, is a perfect depiction of what it’s like to live in a motel outside of Disney land. Shot over the duration of a summer, we follow Moonee (Brooklyn Price), a 6 year old trouble maker who just loves to have fun. Her and her friends get up to mischief whilst also bonding with her trashy, caring mum.

This is one of those films where nothing really happens but you just fall in love with it. All you do throughout this film is follow in the juvenile antics of Moonee and her friends whilst also getting an insight into the mums struggles but it’s more focused on Moonee. Having a window into the innocence of childhood just cant make you feel anything other than joy. It really takes you back to when you would head out with friends and get up to nothing but have the best time in the world.

The manager of the motel, Bobby (Willem Dafoe), acts almost as a father figure to Hayley (Bria Vinaite), Moonees mum. Hayley is quite the trouble maker herself so you can see where Moonee gets her attitude from. Its wonderful seeing all the times where you see Hayley and Moonee working together to try and get through the rough patch they’re through. The story mainly focuses on making the best of a bad situation rather than focusing on the bad things.

I mentioned Bobby but didn’t really speak about him but Willem plays the strict but lovable manager super well. He managed to keep everyone in line with a firm hand but also showing all the residents love where you can tell he truly cares for everyone who passes through the doors. Everyone in the film acted well, even Moonee which is always surprising when it’s a child actor. Normally its cringy because kids usually don’t know how to do anything (especially opening doors) but Moonee and her friends are all wonderful and it really makes you feel like you’re just watching a bunch of friends playing in a run down motel location.

Some of the story is predictable, I guessed what was going to happen pretty early on. Give us a struggling mum who takes drugs and needs money to support her and her child, what do you expect she does to make the money wink wink nudge nudge. But that didn’t matter, usually predicting a film is a downer but even with knowing what was going to happen, I was just so immersed in this motel world and loved every second. I could happily of watched for another hour, just watching nothing but them enjoying what they have.

Overall it’s a fantastic, light hearted film that literally anyone would enjoy in my eyes. The way they teleport you into this small world is great. Normally films like this focus on the struggling mum and what she will do to survive but it follows her child and her adventures instead which I think people need to do more often. Sometimes you’ve got to forget the fact that you’re late on rent and just dance in the rain.

8 Foul Puns put of 10

Lords of Chaos

“I’m Euronymous, founder of Mayhem, the most infamous Black Metal band in the world”

Review by Lewis Goodall

What have you done that’s metal, huh? What’s the most bad ass thing you’ve done? I can guarantee that it’s not that metal, unless you’re Ozzy Osbourne then hi, not sure why you’re reading this but in a big fan, not really but I’m just saying because I’m a bit starstruck right now. Ozzy Osbourne snorted fire ants but it’s not as metal as a heavy metal band who used their band members suicide photos as their album cover, now that’s metal.

Lords of Chaos, directed by Jonas Äkerlund, is the true/not so true telling of the birth of Norwegian black death metal music. Euronymous (Rory Culkin), starts his band Mayhem with a couple of friends in the hope to be the most metal band in the world. As they continue to try and outdo their own metal ways, it quickly spirals out of control into am explosion of violence and crime.

This film got me hooked from the very beginning, I was a tired fish being reeled in. About halfway up to the surface the fishermen just got distracted and wasn’t really paying attention to reeling me in anymore. As a fish I became pretty uninterested in being caught. This is my analogy for Lords of Chaos, its has a lot of promise at the beginning and then it’s sort of Peter’s out towards the end when I thought this was going to transcend darker and darker.

The start of this film is almost Edger Wright-ish with its approach to editing and its comedy. It got a couple of chuckles out of me and a few editing transitions that really caught my attention and I knew I was gonna be In for a ride. Right off the bat, at the beginning we get one of the darker moments in the film which really sets the ball off rolling early. I’ll spoil it because it needs to be talked about, skip to the next paragraph if you do want all the gory details wink wink. So at the beginning the band hire a Swedish guy as a lead vocalist. He’s dark and unpredictable which made it exciting to watch. He then Kurt Cobain’s himself in his bedroom and its brutal. From that moment the tone was set but in reality that was kind of where it ended.

The band get a new fan called Krisitian (Emory Cohen) who tries to prove his metal to the band. Once he proves his loyalty by burning down a church, they accept him into their circle. It was at this point the chaos ensued. The acting overall is alright. Rory Culkin was the star for sure wheres everyone else was sub par. Must run in the family, quite the opposite style of film, his brother starring in a beloved Christmas film and then Rory is in a film where they burn down churches and make necklaces out of human skulls (whoops, spoilers). It seems like the story would’ve been better as a short story, it seemed to drag on for a bit long with the end not really being a rewarding pay off.

Overall I still enjoyed this film. I’m not a fan of the devils music but watching the dynamic of the band slowly decay as each of them attempt to outdo each other with their crimes was pretty good. I just wished they carried on the same amount of darkness as what happened in the first half an hour, the best character was out of there before they had a chance to shine. It’s like Ed Stark in game of thrones all over again 😦

6.5 Death Huff Bags out of 10

Knives out

“It’s a weird case from the start. A case with a hole in the center. A doughnut”

Review by Lewis Goodall

Scottish accent) THERES BEEN A MURDER!!! (End of Scottish accent)

Knives out, written and directed by by Rian Johnson, comes a murder mystery with a buffet of the finest actors in the business. This story revolves around the Thromby’s, a wealthy family who have made their fortune in the book publishing business. Harlan Thromby (Christopher Plumber), is the father to everyone. He has built this publishing empire but on the night of his 85th birthday, he is found with a slit throat *GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASP*. Private investigator, Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), is hired to investigate the grisly death and find out which of his family is the culprit.

Rian Johnson takes the Agatha Christie formula of rich family murder mystery and adds the modern twist on it. You can tell how rich the family is because their house made me forgot that this was set in modern times, I was thrown off every time I saw an iPhone or when they mentioned KFC. The big house is the main backdrop for the film as P.I Blanc attempts to decipher who is the guilty son of a bitch. Alongside Christopher Plumber, there’s some real big names like Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana De Armas, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield and quite a few others. Its filled with some incredible names who all play their parts of equally annoying and greedy family members incredibley well. Not one of the family members seem wasted, each one of them each fit into the story well with all their own characteristics and mannerisms that made the story amazingly enjoyable to watch.

A swift head nod to Rian Johnson for crafting this mystery that sent your mind flitting between different people, going alongside P.I Blanc to work out who done it. Not only was it an engaging story in terms of mystery but it also had some great moments of comedy to ease the tension here and there. I wouldn’t call this film a comedy but it was certainly laced with it. Like a pile of self raising flour (mystery aspect) that has had sprinkles of cocaine (comedy aspect) placed in to make a mound of ingredients to help make a wonderful whodunnit muffin. It’s just a great fun enjoyable mystery that is told fantastically. With all the different roads it takes it all ends up at the same destination.

Overall it’s a mystery, so of course I’m not going to blurt out what happens because that would completely nullify the point. It’s a mystery you seriously need to get yourself lost in because it has more twists than a contortionist.

8.5 Fake Window Windows out of 10

1917

“Hope is a dangerous thing”

Review by Lily Taylor

Recipe for an amazing movie:
1 incredible director, diced
A tablespoon of star studded cast
2 excellent lead actors
A pinch of history
4 teaspoons of ground breaking cinematography
1 gripping plot, peeled and roughly chopped
1 heaped tablespoon of misfortune
Spoiler alert: 1917 has all of the above!

The film is directed by Sam Mendes and based on stories from his grandfather which makes it all the more incredible, to think of the plotline as a reflection of true events of The First World War makes it all the more real for the viewer. Lance Corporals Thomas Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and William Schofield (George MacKay) are tasked with traversing deadly no man’s land and (hopefully) abandoned German trenches to deliver a message to Colonel Mackenzie of The Second Battalion of The Devonshire Regiment (Bumberdink Hoobastank). The message is to call off an attack, a trap set by the Germans that will likely end in the death of 1,600 British soldiers, Blake’s older brother among them… no pressure right? To add even more danger to a potentially deadly task, the boys are given just 24 hours to make the journey and call off the attack which requires strolling over no man’s land in broad bloody daylight, thanks a lot General Erinmore (Colin Firth). These events unfold in the first 5 or so minutes of the movie and I spent the remaining 114 minutes sat literally on the edge of my seat.

Sidenote: I went to see 1917 at Odeon The Gallery- an IMAX screen, sofa seats and unlimited popcorn, nachos and drinks. I can’t recommend it enough and you know a film like this deserves to be seen at an IMAX!

The cinematography alone makes 1917 worth seeing. It’s essentially one continuous shot, flowing from cameraman to guide wire to dolly track and back to cameraman to give viewers the sense that we’re right there with Blake and Schofield in amongst the blood and guts. From the second the pair step above the trenches the tension doesn’t let up for a moment. Every millisecond of their journey is fraught with anxiety, the best way to describe the film as a whole is harrowing and the feeling of a continuous shot is a big part of that.

Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay are phenomenal and I was acutely irked when neither of them appeared on the list of this years Oscar nominations, especially MacKay. Their display of true fear and raw emotion makes it impossible not to become invested in their journey. One particular scene in the back of an army truck I felt myself close to tears without Lance Corporal Schofield uttering a single word. If that’s not great acting then I dont know what is! The cast was peppered with beloved actors like Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott and that guy from Gavin & Stacey that plays Dawn’s husband, Pete. They all put in a great performance but the main are duo are the ones who really shine.

If you haven’t already, I urge you to see this film. It’s two hours of pure genius and I defy you not to feel at least a stirring of emotion inside you when watching it, and if you don’t then I’m afraid you’re likely dead inside. 1917 was a resounding success, 4 for you Sam Mendez, you go Sam Mendez.

I would give ‘1917’ 9 Putrid Chest Cavities out of 10.

Little Women (2019)

“I’d rather be a free spinster and paddle my own canoe”

Review by Lewis Goodall

Pretty disappointed that considering it’s called little women, none of the main characters were dwarfs. That’s my bit, on with the review.

Little Women, a story told twice before In 1949 and 1994 but this time we have a cast of the latest teen heartthrobs. Directed by Greta Gerwig, Little Women follows the experiences of four sisters, told by one of the sisters, Jo March (Saoirse Ronan). As she reflects on the past, we see how all the sisters are unbreakable but spanners get thrown in the works as each of them are determined to live by their own terms and reach their dreams.

Greta certainly held nothing back when it came to the cast. So we have Saoirse Ronan who’s amazing, we also have Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scalen and Timothée Chalamet. That just goes for the sisters and their shared love interest. There’s also Laura Dern, Meryl Steep, and I’m sure there’s others that I cant be bothered to look up on IMDb but all the characters here play their parts fantastically and how could they not with that cast. Jo March is the main sister, Florence plays Amy, who wants to be a famous painter in Paris. Emma plays Meg, who wants to create dresses and marry rich and lastly we have Eliza who wants to play piano. Each of them work together to create an energy of love and friction. You can see that they obviously all care for each other very much but at the same time, some events effect their normal lives and causes them to start drifting away from each other.

The events of the story are told 7 years apart. The narrative goes back and forth between these two time frames to show where the sisters are now and what happened in the past that ended them up in that situation which was done in a fantastic way to gradually give you more pieces of the puzzle to work out where they all are. I followed along with the time changes well but its quite subtle so I can imagine that for some people, they wouldn’t be able to keep up with what point in time they’re at so that’s something to be careful of. I haven’t seen the first two telling of this story but I imagine these two films weren’t told with this sort of narrative so having this modern story telling is a good way to change it up from the same story to make it fresh for any fans of the originals. Like I say I haven’t seen the originals but then again why would I when they don’t have Florence Pugh in them.

I’m not sure what time period this story takes place in but I’d maybe say around WW1 maybe, I could do research but that wouldn’t be a Lewis review now would it? (I just looked it up and it’s set In the 19th century, I’m leaving in the previous bit to show how much of an idiot I am) Anyway, the set production and costumes were well created and really did transport you back to that time frame, you could really smell some of the sets, take that in a good or bad way. All this along with the music makes for a fantastic period drama so anyone who’s a fan of old school drama will be a big fan of this.

Overall this is an amazing film. Its up for Best Picture at the Oscars and I can see why its nominated but I don’t think it will win. Its told incredibly well I just felt it had that final layer to make it exceptional but I would seriously recommend this to anyone. Unless you’re expecting dwarves because they aren’t in it, not even as an extra. Its false advertising if you ask me.

8 Breakfast Dolls out of 10