Yet More Short Film Ratings
Captain America 3 / 5
Following the events that unfolded in Avengers Assemble, this film featuring Captain America, doesn’t reach the standard set by that film.
Captain America is working for S.H.I.E.L.D, and during a project that would eliminate threats pre-emptively. But after a mission to decrypt data concerning the project, Captain America, Fury and Romanoff become suspicious of certain activity. They discover that S.H.I.E.L.D has been infiltrated since after WWII and is intent on using the capabilities the helicarriers to destroy any enemies, including Captain America and the gang.
The film misses the mark on various points but it still a credible superhero film as part of the hugely successful Marvel film franchise.
Schindler’s List 4.75 / 5
A classic everyone should everyone should watch. It is a breathtaking masterpiece and a true story of German businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) who saves more than a thousand Jewish and Polish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.
Schindler’s List won the Oscar for Best Picture, and it is quite clear to see why. It is perhaps the best, honest and most poignant film depicting true events of WWII including: the horrors of the ghettos, the camps and the extermination chambers. Neeson balances his image as Direktor among the German hierarchy with his role as saviour for many Jewish people who would have otherwise been dealt with very differently.
A truly brilliant film that will remain the benchmark for films depicting events within the genre of war.
The Book Thief 4.5 / 5
This is a beautiful and touching film depicting a young girl’s love of books and humanity, despite the backdrop of the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany. Sophie Nelisse (Liesel) and Geoffrey Rush (Hans) provide particularly good performances in a cast perform exceptionally well in the creation of this touching and poignant historical film.
Death narrates a beautiful story of a young girl called Liesel, who is fostered by a couple during the rise of Hitler because her mother has fled Germany for her Communist beliefs. Liesel arrives at her new home and school unable to read, but she quickly develops, with help from her foster father Hans and avid listener and friend Max. Her developing interest in books increases, and she reads anything she lays her hands upon, and her personality and love of reading touches many people’s lives.
A lovely and moving film that offers something different to most war-inspired films, and is based on the bestselling novel of the same name.
Bad Teacher 3 / 5
Looking for an average American comedy, that provides some laughs and some light entertainment? Then this is the fix for that!
Starring Cameron Diaz as the gold-digging and fraudulent teacher Elizabeth, the film tracks her life from being dumped by her rich boyfriend, to performing criminal acts to finance a boob job and other morally wrong acts in her quest to acquire a guy who can look after her financially.
Diaz is joined by Justin Timberlake and Jason Segel in this comedy that has its moments but its premise is from the start, its downfall.