/ Cous Cous - avoid this film like the plague
A dull and pointless 2 1/2 hour plod through the dreary and miserable lives of unpleasant and uninteresting North African immigrants in a French port. Search as I might, I was unable to find any redeeming features to this film whatsoever. I left the cinema feeling as hopeless and miserable as the main character did, just before he died at the end of this exercise in cultural masochism.
> . . . I left the cinema feeling as hopeless and miserable as the main character did, just before he died at the end . . .
eek! spoiler tags!
A scathing crit there. would you go as far as to use the adjective PISH?
> A scathing crit there. would you go as far as to use the adjective PISH?
Pish would sum it up fairly in one word, yes.
What annoys me so much is that this veritable Tsunami of cinematographic excrement was given awards and favourable reviews. Obviously film critics can be bribed, there is no other possible explanation.
Though the critics were a bit too gushy, i still rather liked it.
Dreary and miserable lives? I found them to be extremely warm and vibrant. Yes, the main protagonist was a bit lost emotionally but the 3 women in it were fantastic.
I wasnt keen on the ending and it was rather too long but all in all, a very worthwhile film for me.
> Pish would sum it up fairly in one word, yes.
> veritable Tsunami of cinematographic excrement possible explanation.
Ha! That's brilliant, can I use that phrase in regards to 'Sunshine' and the last couple of films that had Jack Black in them?
> Ha! That's brilliant, can I use that phrase in regards to 'Sunshine' and the last couple of films that had Jack Black in them?
Only if they truly express the full force of the metaphor.
Elsewhere on the site
Atom Series: Synthetic insulated mid layers AR: All-Round. Significantly warmer and more protective than a fleece hoody, this... Read more
The British climbing scene is very exciting at the moment. It is quite clear that as a sport it is developing at a rapid rate and... Read more
Nikwax’s uncompromising environmental ethos has once again been recognised and rewarded by a trusted authority in... Read more
Hot Aches Productions premiered their latest film Redemption: The James Pearson Story at Kendal Mountain Festival on... Read more
2014 has been a bumper year for climbing publications. Here's a few of the ones that we have either read, or ones that we... Read more