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eric olthwaite
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:06 pm

AndyPaul wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:What’s the point of remaking Hellboy then?


No point. The originals were reasonably good. Apparently the new one if crap.


Aye, really not my genre but I’ve seen the first one and quite liked Ron Perlman’s character. Ridiculous to repeat a film like that so soon.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Phil LUFC » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:29 pm

Currently watching predestination, seen it before but I'm being reminded just how good it is. Intelligent science fiction thriller and a solid 8/10.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby the flying pig » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:39 am

Saw the new star wars teaser. Can't say I cared, these sequels are really scarcely any better, if at all, than the prequels.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:00 am

Rewatched The Third Man last night. Damn fine film, that.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Mr Reality » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:40 am

Endgame.

Is an outstanding film.

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Film Review Thread

Postby Tommy » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:39 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:Rewatched The Third Man last night. Damn fine film, that.

That’s one of the films I will watch every single time it comes on, at any point in the narrative.

I rewatched the Coen Brothers’ ‘Miller’s Crossing’ t’other day after Albert Finney passed and it occurred to me that it’s another favourite film that borrows the last scene from ‘The Third Man’. Robert Altman’s ‘The Long Goodbye’ too.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon May 06, 2019 10:07 pm

Lovely Icelandic indie film in cinemas at the minute: Woman At War. Go see if you get the chance.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Quiffy » Tue May 07, 2019 8:44 am

watched a couple of films with the wife that i didn't fall asleep in, i'm not saying they were great, but if like me, you struggle to find a film that you and your other half will both tolerate this is a sort of recommendation; 'battle of the sexes' about 70's tennis sexism and 'extremely wicked' about Ted Bundy (played by zac effron).
increasing doubt, decreasing hope, even my imaginary friend went and changed his mind.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Mustafaster » Mon May 13, 2019 6:11 pm

Two this weekend, arthouse jobbies.
1. Arctic:
Robinson Crusoe at the North Pole innit.
Single-hander pretty much, bloke is never off-screen.
Not much to say about the plot or the writing given the nature of the thing.
Looks amazing of course.
Soundtrack plays a big part seeing as there's no dialogue to speak of and it does the job nicely.
Bloke wot plays the part is very good.
Nice ambiguous ending.
Enjoyed it, 7.5/10.

2. At Eternity's Gate.
Van Gogh biopic.
Ace cast, Willem Dafoe is always worth the effort.
Julian Schnabel directs, Now he's very much hit and miss, imo.
Again looks ace, cinematography top-notch.
It's very bitty. Long stretches with no dialogue, just Vince looking moody and wandering around Arles.
Then intense dialogue with Gaugin and his brother, all soul-searching stuff.
Erik Satie stylee sound track got wearing after a bit.
Dunno, I was disappointed. Far too arty in the end.
6/10 cos it looks great.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby FER » Tue May 14, 2019 11:49 am

The Meg

Fuckin' shit.

2/10
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Andymac-47 » Tue May 14, 2019 12:23 pm

FER wrote:The Meg

Fuckin' shit.

2/10


Mega Shit!
Andymac

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby AndyPaul » Tue May 14, 2019 1:36 pm

FER wrote:The Meg

Fuckin' shit.

2/10


Did you really have any higher expectations?

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby the flying pig » Tue May 14, 2019 1:44 pm

Detective Pikachu

One for the [school aged] fans, 5/10.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Tue May 14, 2019 7:33 pm

Whoever recommended Free Solo, thanks for the tooth marks on my knuckles.


Really tense ending and nicely made.



Stan & Ollie was very sweet too, for those who love those two.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby FER » Wed May 15, 2019 11:54 am

AndyPaul wrote:
FER wrote:The Meg

Fuckin' shit.

2/10


Did you really have any higher expectations?


Oh I don't know. Me & the missus have been waiting to see it for a while. Sometimes these sharky based films are quite good; we enjoyed The Shallows. This however, a real let down (for me, missus said it was alright).
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Wed May 15, 2019 12:02 pm

Avoid Sharknado then, it's highly inaccurate about the weather.
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby FER » Wed May 15, 2019 12:10 pm

Blackwhite wrote:Avoid Sharknado then, it's highly inaccurate about the weather.


Ha! Seen 'em. Decent tosh with a beer and a blaze!
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Andymac-47 » Wed May 15, 2019 1:08 pm

Blackwhite wrote:Whoever recommended Free Solo, thanks for the tooth marks on my knuckles.


Really tense ending and nicely made.



Stan & Ollie was very sweet too, for those who love those two.

Free Solo, cough, that would be me! Great great show.
Andymac

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby dirty leeds » Sat May 18, 2019 8:15 pm

The Wife, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.
Just watched it on Netflix with Mrs DL.
Tedious, slow moving, depressing nowt-much of a film - telling the 'story' [such as it is] of a fellah who gets the Nobel Award for Literature although it's his Mrs who really writes the books - not really saved by two very good performances from the leads. Based on a successful novel, apparently. What a fucking great read that must have been.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Wakefield White » Sat May 18, 2019 9:55 pm

dirty leeds wrote:The Wife, starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.
Just watched it on Netflix with Mrs DL.
Tedious, slow moving, depressing nowt-much of a film - telling the 'story' [such as it is] of a fellah who gets the Nobel Award for Literature although it's his Mrs who really writes the books - not really saved by two very good performances from the leads. Based on a successful novel, apparently. What a fucking great read that must have been.


Fucking hell, literally just finished watching this with my mrs.

I thought it was alright/rather good. It took a decent stab at exploring the motivations and flaws in both characters, not entirely successfully. Not read the book.

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