The Moment: Based on Jim Cartwright’s play The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, Mark Herman’s dazzling adaptation opened the 42nd LFF in 1998. Talk about a curtain-raiser.
Why It’s Amazing: It’s one of those films where every piece works. Jane Horrocks is bewitching as the eponymous crooner, while Michael Caine’s a miserable git you really love to hate.
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Oct 10th 2012, 8:28
These kinds of festivals are full of gems and it irritates me how many underwhelming or just plain sh/te films go on to win best picture Oscars, ie Titanic (great CGI, but tied to a painfully -almost parodic- cliched romance) Crash (Oscar voters don't like gays), Beautiful Mind (a near-fictional biopic full of lies and made up events), Chicago (can't remember a thing about it) Forrest Gump (How many people think its better than Shawshank?)
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Oct 10th 2012, 12:07
Good calls on "Kiss Kiss - Bang Bang", "The Road", "Lost In Translation" and "The Woodsman". On the other hand, "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Artist" are still extremely overrated. Not just by TF...by almost every critic.
Oct 10th 2012, 12:08
Oct 10th 2012, 12:15
....ooooook, I think I made my point. Sorry guys....I guess an administrator will delete the double and triple comment.
Oct 10th 2012, 17:38
With all the thieves spamming their knock off wares on here, you give the administrators too much credit.
Oct 11th 2012, 12:00
Slumdog Millionaire and The Artist are massively overrated. The former particularly. However, there are some good calls here, such as The Woodsman and Lost in Translation. How I Ended This Summer won Best Film? I'll watch it, although it's hardly got rave reviews anywhere else...
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