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Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:05 pm
by eric olthwaite
Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory is marvellous.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:21 pm
by Mustafaster
Two films this weekend.
1. Hope Gap. Three hander about an elderly couple going through a divorce.
Superb acting by Annette Benning, brilliant at times, really well supported by Bill Nighy.
Well written, but really it's about the fantastic acting.
100 minutes, if you're a fan of top acting talent, well worth your time.

2. Greyhound. WW2 film starrring Tom Hanks about u-boats and shit.
Hanks has got this gig down so he can phone it in. Great American Everyman Hero (Apollo 13, Sully, Capt. Phillips...).
Nothing to see here. When the soundtrack does all the heavy lifting of the narrative you wonder if the real stars are the sound team nd the composer, who also phones it in.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:03 pm
by eric olthwaite
Mustafaster wrote:Two films this weekend.
1. Hope Gap.


Partly filmed round our way, this. Was looking for it last weekend but it doesn’t seem to be out in the UK yet. Will keep trying.

Two we’ve watched:

- Lynn + Lucy: bleak urban drama from the Leigh / Loach school. Most good reviews but a nah from here: trying too hard, too po-faced.

- A White, White Day. Sucker for an Icelandic drama, me. Good enough in parts, but not the best we’ve seen.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:59 pm
by kennyb41
Managed two misen, both fckin crackers - Kes and Grease..one about a fckin stunnin bird, tother has Ivy Tilsley in it, Brians mam from Corrie.

Both brought a tear to mi eye.

Dya wanna play football lad or dya wanna do some maths :lol:


Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:12 am
by Mustafaster
eric olthwaite wrote:
Mustafaster wrote:Two films this weekend.
1. Hope Gap.


Partly filmed round our way, this. Was looking for it last weekend but it doesn’t seem to be out in the UK yet.

Yeah, the location is almost another character with the cliffs and the tidal pools.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:21 am
by dirty leeds
Mustafaster wrote:
eric olthwaite wrote:
Mustafaster wrote:Two films this weekend.
1. Hope Gap.


Partly filmed round our way, this. Was looking for it last weekend but it doesn’t seem to be out in the UK yet.

Yeah, the location is almost another character with the cliffs and the tidal pools.


In one scene you can see in the background some brave bloke collecting a parcel all by himself. Tough watch.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:30 am
by Blackwhite
:lol:

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:57 am
by Devi
Three "films" this weekend, the peril of living with two now teenaged boys.

Inbetweeners
Inbetweeners 2
The Festival

From a low start, that went a long way downhill...

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:01 am
by Blackwhite
Watched The Festival last night when it was on. Dire. Execrable.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:43 pm
by barry white
Bacurau is good. Brazilian villagers against bent politics & human hunters.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:24 pm
by Blackwhite
barry white wrote:Bacurau is good. Brazilian villagers against bent politics & human hunters.

Yeah, waiting for this one to roll around. Doubt the wife would like it so it's all mine.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:06 pm
by eric olthwaite
Watching an odd little sci-fi thing called Little Joe about mind-control plants. Visually extraordinary but doesn’t quite work. Incredibly annoying soundtrack.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:34 pm
by Quiffy
Nightcrawler on Netflix with Jake Gyllenhaal, described as film noir, is definitely above average. 8/10 imo.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:44 pm
by eric olthwaite
Whilst I saw this thread up:

Of Horses And Men: absolutely brilliant Icelandic black comedy. Series of vignettes about people and their horses in a remote Icelandic valley. Properly weird and brutally funny.

Two Women: De Seca thing with Sophia Loren set in WW2. Not his best, for me, but worth a watch if that’s your bag.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:12 am
by Terre Harte II
Did the good husband thing and went with my wife to a drive-in (they still exist) to see ... Mamma Fucking Mia.

That might be one of the top 5 worst movies I’ve ever paid for.

It makes little to no sense at all, the characters aren’t at all likeable, and while I’m no musicial aficianado, the singing in it was, for the most part, terrible.

How Benny, Bjorn or whoever the fuck agreed to this is way beyond me.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:13 am
by Arnieb
Quiffy wrote:Nightcrawler on Netflix with Jake Gyllenhaal, described as film noir, is definitely above average. 8/10 imo.


One of my favourite films - I must have watched it about 4 times. Lou Bloom is a great anti hero.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:26 am
by Mustafaster
Arnieb wrote:
Quiffy wrote:Nightcrawler on Netflix with Jake Gyllenhaal, described as film noir, is definitely above average. 8/10 imo.


One of my favourite films - I must have watched it about 4 times. Lou Bloom is a great anti hero.

Yeah, belting film, ticks all the boxes. Seen it three times and it got better every time.
Thanks for reminding me, it's on tonight's watch list after Barca.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:58 am
by dirty leeds
Terre Harte II wrote:Did the good husband thing and went with my wife to a drive-in (they still exist) to see ... Mamma Fucking Mia.

That might be one of the top 5 worst movies I’ve ever paid for.

It makes little to no sense at all, the characters aren’t at all likeable, and while I’m no musicial aficianado, the singing in it was, for the most part, terrible.

How Benny, Bjorn or whoever the fuck agreed to this is way beyond me.


No, no... I'm not having that. :mrgreen:

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:06 pm
by Vampire
dirty leeds wrote:
Terre Harte II wrote:Did the good husband thing and went with my wife to a drive-in (they still exist) to see ... Mamma Fucking Mia.

That might be one of the top 5 worst movies I’ve ever paid for.

It makes little to no sense at all, the characters aren’t at all likeable, and while I’m no musicial aficianado, the singing in it was, for the most part, terrible.

How Benny, Bjorn or whoever the fuck agreed to this is way beyond me.


No, no... I'm not having that. :mrgreen:


I actually enjoyed Mama Mia in part because of Piers’ singing. It had a hint of Motown.

In Mama Mia 2 he’d obviously got his agent to take out any singing obligations and the film was far worse.

Re: Film Review Thread

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:23 pm
by dirty leeds
Need a new music gag, Vamps.