Dinelka Balasuriya

'Favourite Films' features 4 random personal favourites

Favorite films

  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • The Innocents
  • Police Story

Recent activity

  • Batman


  • Crimes of the Future


  • A History of Violence


  • Crash


Recent reviews

  • Shaolin Temple

    Shaolin Temple


    The third disc of Arrow Video’s box set Shawscope Volume 1 features the films Five Shaolin Masters and its prequel Shaolin Temple. After finding the first film on the disc a little stale and a mild chore to get through, I was less than enthused at the task of having to watch Shaolin Temple but this is, as some reviews have pointed out on here, a prequel that is actually superior to its original. The wide array of characters, both…

  • Philadelphia



    Jonathan Demme’s emotionally affecting Philadelphia is a well- crafted film that now acts as a time capsule into how the HIV/AIDS virus was once viewed and stigmatized.

    The story concerns Andrew Beckett (Hanks), a young and talented lawyer who is fired by his prestigious firm when they discover that he has obtained the HIV virus. Determined to fight the wrongful termination, he reluctantly hires Joe Miller (Washington), a homophobic young lawyer to take his case.

    I had held off watching…

Popular reviews

  • Unforgiven



     September Movie Challenge: #2- Unforgiven (1992)

    "I ain't like that no more. I ain't the same, Ned. Claudia, she straightened me up, cleared me of drinkin' whiskey and all." - William Munny to Ned

    "Unforgiven", to keep it nice and short is an absolute masterpiece.The performances are absolutely fantastic and the star power in the film is almost unparalleled. Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackmann and Richard Harris are absolutely amazing in their roles. Eastwood in particular, captures the essence…

  • Ratatouille



    How does Pixar revive itself after the oddity that is Cars? Well, they bring back Brad Bird!

    "Ratatouille" tells the story of a rat named Remy who has the dreams of becoming a cook after he receives inspiration from Gusteau. His hopes and dreams are fulfilled when he makes his way to Gusteau's restaurant where he partners up with the heir to Gusteau's restaurant to cook.

    Simply said, this is one of Pixar's finest. The story is heartwarming, inspirational, memorable,…