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Film reviews

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


The last film I watched was "The Favourite" by Yorgos Lanthimos. This film was released in 2018 and most of the critics think it was one of the best movies of the year. The film had 274 nominations in different Awards and won 119 of them. For example, Olivia Colman got her first Oscar as Best Actress and won the same category at BAFA. Almost every valued film festival gave at least one prize to "The Favourite". I think it speaks volumes.
What about my impressions? I think the film is great. Despite the simple plot - two women: Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) and Abigail (Emma Stone) try to win the favour of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). And they both down and dirty in their methods.
A would like to say, all of them (I mean the main characters) played awesomely. And the others too, of course. The film director was careful in the casting so no one dropped from the film flow.
And music! I think it's one of the most important keys to success. In this movie, it couldn't be better. Every single sound at the right time.
Well, without spoilers, I strongly recommend you watch this film and you will find: good scenario, excellent cast, prominent directing, great music, awesome costuming, and convincing atmosphere of The Royal Court.

"Runaway Jury" was the last film I watched. I watched it last week. It was related about justice system. The issue was that Should guns have been prohibited to carry in America. 15 person were chosen to be Jury in a case. The Claimant was a women whose husband has been shot with a gun. Defendant was a gun company which produces guns.

The last movie that I remember that I saw was Harry Potter in a marathon of Harry Potter films, because I like these films because they convert a "normal" world together with one of magic and I also like that it has been a woman which wrote the books on which the film is based and the type of imagination and ability to illustrate it in a book.

Nice tasks, my english teacher recommed this and is wonderful for study english

I liked this activity

thanks educators this is another listening clear lesson.

Dear team.
From the lesson above.
I think I owe you all a review to save you wasting your money going to see it.
The question:
What does it mean that sentence??
Especially 'I think I owe you' .
Thank you very much for your answer

Hello fahri,

The phrase I think I owe you... means the same as I think I should give you... or I think you deserve...




The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much sir

The last movie I saw is (1917), I loved the movie, It's about two British solider in the world war 1. I liked it because it makes you live with the characters. Also, the most impressive thing is they had taken the film in a single shot. I highly recommend you to see this movie.