A Compliment for Louise
I am tremendously impressed with your film review of "The Edge of Heaven",
which only now has finally arrived in Israel. I searched through so many reviews
after seeing the film without seeing even one with the depth, perception, the
intelligence of yours.
It is a mystery to me how some people remain employed in the "film review
business" with so little to offer others.
Thank you, and not only because you validated some of my impressions of the
film. You offered insights which I had not yet come upon. One point remains, not
as a "but..." It seems no one mentions the fact that we see a chronicle of
failed relationships. Your analogy to a baton, unknowingly passed among the
characters, rings true.
Actually, your truths are very akin to mine regarding this film. I am grateful
that you wrote about them!
Ted Birnberg, Beer Sheva, Israel
May 10, 2008
Urban Cinefile is a great site, the best, best site actually!! Keep up the good work!!
Congratulations Andrew and Louise, on a highly professional, informative movie site.
I've bookmarked it, along with Cinemania, and it's an invaluable local web resource.
Mike Daly - Journalist, Melbourne
Urbancinefile! Thank you. I live in Karratha (yes I know you probably need an atlas to find us on the other side of Australia, below Broome and on the curve). I run a theatre, cinema and outdoor cinema and guess how we pick movies? I print out reviews and three of us read them and rate them. We find your site the most useful, of course I can't just nip down to Perth to check them out myself (1562km) on a whim. And of course we read newspaper reviews and look at other sites but we reckon yours is the most useful and most accurate. Especially for the "Coffee and cake" movies we do once a month which is aimed mostly at the ladies. If Louise likes it, we reckon our "girls" will too.
Anyway a big thankyou from the staff at the Walkington Theatre, Christie, Leonie and me!
Theatre Manager, Walkington Theatre, Karratha, WA
I really, really like the Cinefile site, have it bookmarked . . . Looking forward to
reading more of the site in future weeks.
I would like to thank you for the excellent service you provide. One of the draw-backs
of living as remote as I do, is that I find it difficult to see even a small percentage of
the movies that you so tantalizing comment on. Even visits to the local video-store turn
usually out to be rather disappointing.
Beatrix C. Lindlar
I've just found your website and am pleased to see such a great Australian site
featuring quality reviewing. Whilst I don't agree with all the reviews (I thought
Something About Mary was appalling!) I'm able to cheerfully admit that's because it's not
my sort of thing. What a pleasure to see such a excellent, balanced job being done by
Australians - you put many international film sites to shame. Keep up the good work. (And
this is the first time I've ever sent such a jolly e-mail on the strength of a job well
done! Don't tell anyone, eh? Bad for my street cred :)
My wife and I made use of our free preview tickets to the movie The Interview this
evening. It was an excellent movie, I enjoyed this very different film very much, my only
critique was for some of the strong language although I admit it gave it a gritty feel.
Thank you very much for the tickets it's the first time my wife and I have gone out
together for ages, I'd forgotten how nice that was. I also wanted to thank you for your
brilliant web site, I look forward to your newsletter every Thursday and have recommended
your site to many friends. Thank you and keep up the good work.
Love your site. As a confirmed movie fan (of all types) I was excited to discover such
a comprehensive film site. You might be interested that I found the listing in Cinema
Papers - good PR. Now that I've found the site. I will be back.
I love your site and go to it just about every day; thanks for the great read and
I want to thanks your dedication, for send me, all the weeks, one mail with the news. I
want to say that here, in my country (Venezuela, South America) we can't see so much
Australian films. The last one, was Shine, of course, because won an Oscar. But on video I
saw so many films and I want to say that you have one of the most important and best
filmography that I have seen. In special the last ones I saw: Proof, Twisted and Romper
Stomper. I think that the Australian films have one thing that anyone have: risk. You make
so many crazy films, so rude films, and some risk films. And you don't care about industry
rules. I think that is important. Thanks for the article of Romper Stomper, because I
write for a magazine (about video) and I need that information. That's all, and thanks
Patricia Kaiser, Venezuela