I think I'm noticing a problem with films not seeming epic, on any kind of a grand scale in our theatres, unless I choose something like Eldest, which I don't plan on. RS told me it read like a play, and it does. I think the characters are well written, and decisive. The dialogue is patchy. Some lines seem out of place. I liked Helen (Cate Blanchett) and wouldn't mind seeing her character with a nomination.
As far as the film goes, it's based a lot on dialogue and not so much on plot or an arc that kicks ass.
Overall, having good characters in a boring storyline doesn't save the film. It was better than Quarantine, but not better than At The Bottom Of Everything.
(sorry my reviews aren't longer, I'm trying to get better at this)
You aren't supposed to submit reviews here, Mac. I know this sounds completely insane, but maybe the Critics Corner is the right place? I don't know though. It's a confusing page...I mean, between figuring out what the Submit a Review button means to...well, no, that's about it.
I can understand if Mac doesn't want to submit these reviews to the Critic's Corner. But in that case the existing Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down thread is probably a better place for them.
This whole forum was made for mini reviews, so there is no problem with Mac submitting them here. With each movie having its own post, it is easier for the producer to see that his movie has gotten some feedback, which is good. A lot of the time, people don't even notice that their film has gotten a thumbs up/down review. He could always compile these and post one big post in thumbs up/down or maybe hes unsure where the thumb falls, either way its no biggie.