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36 minutes ago, Fluter in Dakota said:

Anyone seen a film called Free Fire? 2017 film, never heard of it. Seems to have Martin Scorcese involved and it's great.

It's kind of a filler project for pretty much everyone involved (Wheatley was just off High Rise I think).  A lot of style, not much depth, but pretty much everyone involved seemed to have a great time and it makes for a fun film.

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White Riot

 

Documentary about Rock Against Racism and the push back against the National Front. Just been on Sky Arts. Very well made with a boss soundtrack. 8 out of 10.

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18 minutes ago, cloggypop said:

White Riot

 

Documentary about Rock Against Racism and the push back against the National Front. Just been on Sky Arts. Very well made with a boss soundtrack. 8 out of 10.

Just watched that and it is very good. Well worth a watch.

 

 

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Babadook - loved it. Felt like a film designed in the 70s, with effects from the 80s.  Lots of Murnau and Lang inspired bits and just a great performance from Essie Davis.

 

Gets most of its real creepiness out of the way in the first half but plays out nicely. Undermines its standing as an out and out horror, but leaves you with an existential metaphor that's arguably scarier than most. Most horror films lose something when the enemy is revealed, but this one makes it work regardless.

 

Anyway time for bed, don't want to lose too much sleep. I'm dog sitting...

 

8/10

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A few here, thought I'd done them.

 

Bill and Ted Face the Music - Depends how much you like Bill and Ted, I always loved the original two so I got a lot out of this. Leant a little bit on nostalgia but did move the characters forward and was quite fun in how it depicted them in later life. Great casting for their daughters, especially the Ted's daughter. Alex Winter felt like he hadn't lost a beat, he was terrific throughout. Keanu felt like he'd not quite got it for a bit of the move. Felt like it had too many ideas, couldn't fit them in but the edit didn't cover it. They could've lost the robot though, that felt like a waste of time. Not cynical, fun, bit of a mess. I really enjoyed it. 8 out of 10

 

Judy - Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland in the last years of her life. Standard biopic tale elevated by a good performance from Zellweger. There's not much else to it but Jessie Buckley is good in a small role. 6 out of 10

 

Just Mercy - True story of racial injustice in the American South and a courtroom drama too. I love all this stuff in movies, never fails to engage me. Add in Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson and Jamie Foxx and you're on to a winner. Again, nothing ground-breaking but being well made with a good cast and interesting story goes a long way. 8 out of 10

 

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood - Tom Hanks as beloved US kids TV entertainer Fred Rogers and Matthew Rhys as the Esquire journalist sent to profile him and who learns a little on the way. Inherently there's not much beyond cliché here either but Hanks is just a warm screen presence and he presents the basic humanity and goodness that apparently Fred Rogers did have in spades. It's not very long but you come out of it feeling fulfilled and with a warm smile. Hanks for President. 6.5 out of 10

 

Wild Rose - Jessie Buckley again, this time as the lead, as a Glasgow single mum who's fresh out of prison and wants to be a country star but needs to decide if she wants to be a mum, responsible or follow the dream. Jessie Buckley's fast becoming one of my favourite actors, mad considering I hated her in Taboo, and she carries this film really well and her country renditions are excellent. 8 out of 10

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On the Rocks.

 

Went to the Everyman tonight and picked the only film that didn’t sound awful.

 

Bill Murray is great, and it was a very enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours during a pandemic but it’s not likely to stick too long in the memory.

 

go and see it if there’s nowt better on.

 

6/10

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Watched Detroit last night. Been on my radar since it came out a couple of years ago but it was on BBC 2 last night so stayed up and watched it. Not an easy watch. Quite harrowing in parts. Very good film in my opinion 8/10.

Not a very happy ending. Actually makes you feel quite angry as it’s based on real events.

 

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46 minutes ago, Soft Joe said:

Watched Detroit last night. Been on my radar since it came out a couple of years ago but it was on BBC 2 last night so stayed up and watched it. Not an easy watch. Quite harrowing in parts. Very good film in my opinion 8/10.

Not a very happy ending. Actually makes you feel quite angry as it’s based on real events.

 

I tried to watch that a while back but it just didn't feel original enough. I have seen documentaries with real footage so maybe that clouded my view.

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On 17/10/2020 at 01:24, Pidge said:

 

What Happened To Monday. 

 

Rapace what's her name off of Prometheus in a decent action flick that did not get any attention at all. Willem Defoe and Glenn Close costar. Much better than expected but story is a bit weird. 

 

7.5/10

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Blue Story - London gang film along the same path as Top Boy. Not as good as Top Boy/Kidulthood etc for rawness but worth a watch. 6.5/10 Really depressing life a lot of them young lads get brought up in on them estates. Society is fucked. 

 

15:17 to Paris - True story of the American lads who stopped the terrorist attack on the train to Paris. Clint Eastwood directs it and uses the same 3 lads as the actors. I didn't know that until the end and was genuinely shocked at how bad the acting was but knowing it was them it changed my view. Its a true-story of something horrific by people that were actually there so its harsh to mark it down too much. Worth a watch as well. 6.5,10. 

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1 minute ago, Bjornebye said:

Blue Story - London gang film along the same path as Top Boy. Not as good as Top Boy/Kidulthood etc for rawness but worth a watch. 6.5/10 Really depressing life a lot of them young lads get brought up in on them estates. Society is fucked. 

 

15:17 to Paris - True story of the American lads who stopped the terrorist attack on the train to Paris. Clint Eastwood directs it and uses the same 3 lads as the actors. I didn't know that until the end and was genuinely shocked at how bad the acting was but knowing it was them it changed my view. Its a true-story of something horrific by people that were actually there so its harsh to mark it down too much. Worth a watch as well. 6.5,10. 

Blue story was quite good.

 

15:17 to Paris was pretty abysmal but I'm glad the blokes got some well deserved coin out if it.

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Remake of The Witches. Got some good bits but too CGI reliant and nowhere near as scary for kids as the original. I’d advise @Tony Moanero to give it a miss. They've given it a ‘Hollywood’ ending as well which is a shame.  6/10. 
 

My nephews loved it though so if you’ve got kids it’s worth a go. 

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Any Given Sunday - 7/10. This is a frustrating watch. It’s got loads of great actors, a sure-fire genre and plenty of good moments. However, it falls some way short because of its direction, in my view. Oliver Stone is just far too fucking busy in every way with this. Whether it’s his use of constant music, the exaggerated pathetic fallacy of storms and torrential rain, the inter-cutting of historic film stock or just its general garishness, the whole thing is far too fucking loud. On one level that works for American Football, but it’s even less subtle than the sacking of a quarterback. Could’ve been a 9 or even 10/10 film in more nuanced hands; probably even should’ve been. 

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2 hours ago, Paul said:

Any Given Sunday - 7/10. This is a frustrating watch. It’s got loads of great actors, a sure-fire genre and plenty of good moments. However, it falls some way short because of its direction, in my view. Oliver Stone is just far too fucking busy in every way with this. Whether it’s his use of constant music, the exaggerated pathetic fallacy of storms and torrential rain, the inter-cutting of historic film stock or just its general garishness, the whole thing is far too fucking loud. On one level that works for American Football, but it’s even less subtle than the sacking of a quarterback. Could’ve been a 9 or even 10/10 film in more nuanced hands; probably even should’ve been. 

It's too long too. Agree with the rest.

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Rebecca - The new version from Ben Wheatley. It was okay, I found it lacking in tension or mystery for nearly all of the running time and as a result it made the story feel a bit thin. In fact, anyone watching this without seeing the Hitchcock version, or knowing the high regard the story is held in, might wonder what the fuss is about. If you do know the Hitchcock version then this is a poor cipher. I'm surprised Wheatley made it as it's unlike anything he's made previously and he doesn't really add his own stamp to it. It looks nice, Armie Hammer is good and Lily James (the dirty get) is fine up until the final act when the character takes a more modern approach to things. 5 out of 10

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2 hours ago, Paul said:

Any Given Sunday - 7/10. This is a frustrating watch. It’s got loads of great actors, a sure-fire genre and plenty of good moments. However, it falls some way short because of its direction, in my view. Oliver Stone is just far too fucking busy in every way with this. Whether it’s his use of constant music, the exaggerated pathetic fallacy of storms and torrential rain, the inter-cutting of historic film stock or just its general garishness, the whole thing is far too fucking loud. On one level that works for American Football, but it’s even less subtle than the sacking of a quarterback. Could’ve been a 9 or even 10/10 film in more nuanced hands; probably even should’ve been. 

Nah I think it’s a superb film. Visually great as well considering it’s nearly 20 years old. 

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New Borat film.

 

Utter shite. Just terrible. Hardly laughed throughout.

 

I loved the first movie and this was just so poorly done in every aspect.

 

Maria Bakalova and and the Trump references made it just about bearable to carry on watching until the end.

 

1/10

 

 

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2 minutes ago, cloggypop said:

I watched Borat last night with a load of red wine and it made me laugh a few times. I give it a definitely more than 1 out of 10.

 

I wish I would have had a few bottles before putting it on this morning.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 - 7/10. Standard Sorkin fare: heavy on the dialogue and liberal politics; short on anything resembling a rounded female character. The story itself is incredible and a timely reminder that attempts to subvert democracy by the state are not a new phenomenon. 

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18 hours ago, cloggypop said:

I watched Borat last night with a load of red wine and it made me laugh a few times. I give it a definitely more than 1 out of 10.

I thought was ok, watched it sober. Pretty much a poorer remake of the original.

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42 minutes ago, Paul said:

The Trial of the Chicago 7 - 7/10. Standard Sorkin fare: heavy on the dialogue and liberal politics; short on anything resembling a rounded female character. The story itself is incredible and a timely reminder that attempts to subvert democracy by the state are not a new phenomenon. 

It the judge actually acted like it was shown then the myth of an independent judiciary was laid bare as a complete falsehood and very worrying in a so called democracy, basically guilty before the trial started. 

 

I don't know enough about the case to know how accurate it all was.

I would also give it 7/10, I enjoy courtroom films, basically 90% of the film is in court.

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