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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Wakefield White » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:28 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:Anyone seen Room?

Not particularly easy viewing, and we watched it when neither of us were particularly in the zone for that kind of film. Came away thinking it's actually a very good film, but I didn't really enjoy watching it. The kid actor playing Jack, Jacob Tremblay, is incredible. On a critical level I'd give that about a 7.5/10, too.


Watched it the other year (pre-child) can imagine it would be a much tougher watch now.

Without giving too much away, the scene between the carpet and the kid getting out of the cop car is up there with some of the best cinema ever, imho (mainly down to the kid playing Jacob, like you said).
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:59 pm

Wakefield White wrote:Without giving too much away, the scene between the carpet and the kid getting out of the cop car is up there with some of the best cinema ever, imho (mainly down to the kid playing Jacob, like you said).


Agreed.

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Bits I thought were exceptionally convincing were the mother’s attempted suicide and the fact they didn’t horribly overwork finding her after he escaped. The less convincing bits were how easily the captor accepted the death and the fact the kid wasn’t isolated in therapy for months.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Wakefield White » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:53 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:
Spoiler!
Bits I thought were exceptionally convincing were the mother’s attempted suicide and the fact they didn’t horribly overwork finding her after he escaped. The less convincing bits were how easily the captor accepted the death and the fact the kid wasn’t isolated in therapy for months.


As it’s a work of fiction, it’s probably best not to over think things. However, I’ve a 19 month old asleep on me and I’ve been pondering, so my take on your issues...

Spoiler!
I put the fact he didn’t look at the body, down to a tiny shred of human decency that he had. After all, he kept them in relative comfort, and could have killed Jacob when he was born (or any time). I could believe he couldn’t bear to look at what he’d done.

With regard the resilience of Jacob. I think that was a deliberate curve ball, everyone expected him to be messed up and struggle to adapt (me too). But, the first half of the film shows him as a loved, happy, inquisitive kid. Maybe he didn’t feel the horror, because his Mum did such a good job of shielding him! Maybe he didn’t have any trauma to overcome. Maybe kids are just resilient!
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:09 pm

Thought I’d take my mind off football last night by watching La Dolce Vita. As it goes, the whole directionless ennui thing was a little too close to the bone.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Arnieb » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:51 pm

Room is a brilliant movie. Brie Larson and the kid are brilliant. I can remember listening to an interview with the director who said he wanted the gig as he knew he would direct it differently to most other directors. I suspect there were 3 ways to direct this (focus on the people, torture porn, escape movie) and he chose and interesting take on it

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Quiffy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:19 pm

i watched 'pele' on now tv the other day. it was appalling but somehow compelling, if only to check the veracity of some of the goals. there's one beauty from the world cup semi in '58 where he beats 8 people, lays it off and scissor kicks the return into the corner. the reality was far more prosaic. it's one for football movie cliche bingo, including a wistful cameo from the man himself.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Tommy » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:40 pm

Go and see The Death of Stalin if it's still playing near you. Especially if you liked The Thick Of It, In The Loop or Veep. Or say, the Coen Brothers. Grim as fuck but incredibly funny.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Munson » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:36 pm

Not showing at a cinema near you in Russia, strangely enough...

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby the flying pig » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:59 pm

AndyPaul wrote:
emtee wrote:loved the new kingsman film. its like bond b4 they forgot what fun is


Agree, it's fun, daft and knows it. Well worth a watch!


i recently watched this 'on video'.

can't say i liked it very much at all.

if nothing else, its running time [the thick end of two & a half hrs] is outrageous for a flick in this genre.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Andymac-47 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:54 am

"Lady Bird" is really good. Hats off to Laurie Metcalf.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:22 am

Did anyone catch that Norwegian thing on BBC4 tonight - In Order Of Disappearance?

‘Twas marvellous

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby FER » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:40 pm

Andymac-47 wrote:"Lady Bird" is really good. Hats off to Laurie Metcalf.


Also, catch her on the new series of Roseanne when it airs next month.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:43 pm

Used to have a strange thing for her on OG Roseanne.


Saw a clip of the movie last night and happy to confirm for her benefit that I'm over her.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Andymac-47 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:39 pm

Blackwhite wrote:Used to have a strange thing for her on OG Roseanne.


Saw a clip of the movie last night and happy to confirm for her benefit that I'm over her.


I am sure she is broken hearted.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:20 pm

Andymac-47 wrote:
Blackwhite wrote:Used to have a strange thing for her on OG Roseanne.


Saw a clip of the movie last night and happy to confirm for her benefit that I'm over her.


I am sure she is broken hearted.

Her lawyer is.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Mustafaster » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:04 am

The Death of Stalin is very, very funny.
Inspired casting.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:01 pm

I thought Lady Bird was pleasantly cast and pleasantly written and pleasantly acted and pleasantly directed.

Overall review: quite pleasant.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:42 pm

Really enjoyed The Florida Project. Wonderful acting from the young girl.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Wing Wizard » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:17 pm

Went to see The Shape of Water today with my daughter, absolutely brilliant. It reminds me of Del Toro's earlier film Pans Labyrinth, he has the ability to take a simple story and elevate it into something so engrossing and involving. Wonderful sets and the acting was great. Highly recommended.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:18 pm

Annihilation on Netflix. Best sci-fi horror thing I’ve seen for quite some time. Didn’t get a cinema release because of the studio apparently, which is nuts.


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