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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun May 10, 2020 11:40 am

Last night’s weirdness was Ghost Town Anthology, French-Canadian thing about a remote rural town haunted by the past and odd goings on and shot in 16mm. Sort of interesting, don’t go out of your way, like, but if it’s on somewhere it’s worth catching.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun May 10, 2020 9:31 pm

Musson Grumble wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:Hidden Figures was on channel 4 last night, t'was very good. About 3 black women in early 60s America working for NASA.


Concur. Excellent.


Really tough watch innit.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby barry white » Thu May 14, 2020 12:55 pm

Road to Busan

Korean zombie train horror. Great film.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun May 17, 2020 9:14 am

Knives Out

A sort of comedic satire on Agatha Christie with Daniel Craig and a host of other famous names. One of those films that’s both fairly bad and fairly entertaining.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Mustafaster » Sun May 17, 2020 9:21 am

eric olthwaite wrote:Knives Out

A sort of comedic satire on Agatha Christie with Daniel Craig and a host of other famous names. One of those films that’s both fairly bad and fairly entertaining.

I really enjoyed it.
Pure, daft entertainment, well done.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Ontolly » Fri May 22, 2020 10:27 pm

Just watched the Deadwood movie. I enjoyed the tv series
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Don't insult my intelligence you cunts. Ten years gone by and they all still alive?
thought the movie was thin on plot but strong on dialogue :shake1:
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Eddies Boots » Sat May 23, 2020 1:09 am

Ontolly wrote:Just watched the Deadwood movie. I enjoyed the tv series
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Don't insult my intelligence you cunts. Ten years gone by and they all still alive?
thought the movie was thin on plot but strong on dialogue :shake1:


Big fan of the series - movie was okay for fans of the show.
Seemed to be more about how do the stories end than introducing anything new - like how does the town move on.

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Film Review Thread

Postby Tommy » Sat May 23, 2020 11:00 pm

I just watched it on my big projector. Thought it was good. Felt nice to revisit the characters after all these years and it basically delivered the send off it deserved.

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Powers Boothe, Titus Welliver, Ricky Jay and Ralph Richeson were all absent among others so maybe their characters died off screen. The 1870s weren’t so dangerous. People got more exercise and presumably ate better on the whole.

I absolutely loved this scene, which is thematically central to the whole film. Charlie Utter defies Hearst, despite knowing it will mean his death. It’s also an excellent exclamation point on their previous interactions.


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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun May 24, 2020 8:11 am

If you use Curzon, there’s a very watchable Icelandic farming drama (no, really), The County, just out.

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Odd ending though. Couldn’t decide if it was pitched just right or felt a bit unsatisfying
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Mustafaster » Sun May 24, 2020 8:16 am

Really enjoying the mental gymnastics of Team Boris this morning.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Mon May 25, 2020 10:05 am

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 dirty leeds » Tue May 26, 2020 8:27 am



V good. This is not a review about Jaws, indeed.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby jackos » Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:28 pm

I would like to nominate “Color Out of Space” with Nick Cave as the worst film ever made. Absolute friggin tosh

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Mustafaster » Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:50 pm

jackos wrote:I would like to nominate “Color Out of Space” with Nick Cave as the worst film ever made. Absolute friggin tosh

Fuck knows how Nicholas Cage ever gets to make a film.
Everything he touches turns to shite.
And not just any old shite.
#7 on the Bristol stool chart shite.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:59 pm

I lazily assumed Nick Cave had been in another movie and ruined his excellent average.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:32 pm

Mustafaster wrote:
jackos wrote:I would like to nominate “Color Out of Space” with Nick Cave as the worst film ever made. Absolute friggin tosh

Fuck knows how Nicholas Cage ever gets to make a film.
Everything he touches turns to shite.
And not just any old shite.
#7 on the Bristol stool chart shite.


He has his moments. Good in Raising Arizona, decent in Kick-Ass. Allegedly very good in Leaving Las Vegas, but I’ve never seen it. But then, yeah, stuff like Con-Air and National Treasure is properly off-the-scale atrocious.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:45 am

We seem (well Mrs O, mainly, TBH) to have developed a niche interest in Icelandic indies, particularly rural-set ones. Rams is another cracker.
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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Matt White » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:46 pm

jackos wrote:I would like to nominate “Color Out of Space” with Nick Cave as the worst film ever made. Absolute friggin tosh


You clearly have never seen "Mandy" then. If you watch it and hold your opinion afterwards, I promise to watch your nomination.

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Re: Film Review Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:54 pm

Matt White wrote:
jackos wrote:I would like to nominate “Color Out of Space” with Nick Cave as the worst film ever made. Absolute friggin tosh


You clearly have never seen "Mandy" then. If you watch it and hold your opinion afterwards, I promise to watch your nomination.

I was strongly advised that mandy broke the mould and was actually so mad it was great.


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Film Review Thread

Postby Tommy » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:25 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:He has his moments. Good in Raising Arizona, decent in Kick-Ass. Allegedly very good in Leaving Las Vegas, but I’ve never seen it. But then, yeah, stuff like Con-Air and National Treasure is properly off-the-scale atrocious.

Easy to forget that he was also very good in both ‘Adaptation’ and ‘Bad Lieutenant II’, two (well, three) very different roles. ‘Bringing Out The Dead’ is a better film than most remember.


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