Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)
Based on the novel of the same name, this is a mystery crime thriller that may have you on edge, or have yr eyes get heavy. In all honesty 30 minutes in my eyes were closing in the cinema and so were my friends. Most of the time I did not know what was going on because of that, and I'm sure I missed out on something terrific. However, towards the end I knew what was happening. this film is not terrible, nor is it a amsterpiece. The acting was brilliant from Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth and the others, and the cinematography was excellent. The film just didn't have enough action or pace and it's lack of music just added to it being a little dull. I'm sure many will disagree but for me this is a good film, and I will give it some credibility. I recommend going to see this for some good holding suspense and crime mystery.
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941)
Director of “the Wizard of Oz” should be known a little more for his other films, and her Victor Fleming uses some good visual techniques as well as making a good piece of drama. Spencer Tracey is Dr Jekyll (and Mr. Hyde) and but only plays one role beautifully, being Hyde. As the doctor he seems a little miscast. However, once we see the devilish Hyde break out of his shell, we see a true psychotic monster. Dr Jekyll is an old-fashioned story that suits classic cinema and the story is something special. The acting around Tracey was reasonably good, and the story was enough to be suspenseful. However, the film just lacked energy as it revolved around one subject. Overall, this film is reasonably suspenseful to watch which makes it a horror drama classic.
My Rating: 7.5/10