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JohnSpecialK’s Film Reviews

85 Films have been rated or reviewed by JohnSpecialK.

Beethoven's NephewBeethoven's Nephew (1985)
3 stars (Good Enough) portrays the uncle as furious and tyrannical, obsessed and insanely jealous. Even though the film elicits a deep sympathy for his torment, it concentrates too much on only one aspect of his life – not surprisingly, given its plot being based on novels.
Magnificent Rebel, TheMagnificent Rebel, The (1961)
2 stars (Good Try) This film is a good little intro to the music of Beethoven for those who don\'t know anything about his life and work.
Copying BeethovenCopying Beethoven (2006)
2 stars (Good Try) a fantasy, a made–up story to give us some insight into what might have been; the screenplay is very \"inventive\".
DVD $20 $10
In Search of BeethovenIn Search of Beethoven (2009)Recommended
1 star (Turkey) a documentary, dominated by Anglo–American “experts”. Maudlin, sentimental. Despite the acclaim it received, one is left with the feeling that he did not really find him! A (still questionable) selection of lots of excellent music is just not enough.
DVD $34.95
AmadeusAmadeus (1984)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good) Not anywhere near the truth as the claim that Salieri killed Mozart goes, but Mozart\'s weirdness is well characterized!
Immortal BelovedImmortal Beloved (1994)
The long overdue soap opera picture, Hollywood–style, received nevertheless only \"mixed\" reviews. The (disintegrated) plot is simply beyond belief: It turns out that she is none other than his hated sister–in–law Johanna!
Magical Mystery TourMagical Mystery Tour (1967)
2 stars (Good Try)
Black SabbathBlack Sabbath (Three Faces of Fear) (1963)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)
Mask of SatanMask of Satan (Black Sunday) (1960)Aro Favourite
4 stars (Very Good)
Mario Bava CollectionMario Bava Collection (Black Sunday, Black Sabbath, Hatchet For a Honeymoon, Shock, Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre) (1960-1977)Recommended
4 stars (Very Good)

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