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1 hour ago, redheart said:

I thought it was very good but I thought that the ending was a cop out

A cop out? Nah can’t agree there mate. The ending knocked it up a few points for me. 

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1 hour ago, redheart said:

Its not a true story

 

Promising Young Woman - Wikipedia

 

In particular read the section on production and the original ending which would have been much better

I'm thinking of a movie about a woman who was abducted by a guy who killed loads of women, she was kept for a few days and raped etc and was released after pleading with her captor. She then recalled everything in detail even though she was blindfolded and only one person believed her account.

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Just now, Shooter in the Motor said:

I'm thinking of a movie about a woman who was abducted by a guy who killed loads of women, she was kept for a few days and raped etc and was released after pleading with her captor. She then recalled everything in detail even though she was blindfolded and only one person believed her account.

Aladdin? 

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4 hours ago, Bjornebye said:

A cop out? Nah can’t agree there mate. The ending knocked it up a few points for me. 

The original ending would have been better.

 

The comeuppance was too contrived

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The Lighthouse 

 

Mad as a bag of badgers. Didn't really get it until the ending, but I really enjoyed this. Every shot felt like it was a storyboard picture in charcoal. The use of a tighter aspect ratio could've been gimmicky, however it was absolutely necessary to achieve the framing for those key shots. Not sure I needed to see the new Batman wanking in a shed though. Good use of farting too.

 

8/10

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Belfast

 

Been wanting to watch this film about a young kid growing up during The Troubles. Got to say though, what an odd film.

 

First things first, Belfast looks incredible. Shot in 8k and black and white, I watched on my 4k telly and the look of the film was striking throughout.

 

Van Morrison does the soundtrack but in the context of this film it didn't sit at all well imo.

 

Is Kenneth Branagh from Northern Ireland or something? He produces and directs and mostly misses the mark. A strange choice to realise this film, especially if he has no first hand knowledge.

 

The acting, again, very very hit and miss. The young lad, the dad, most of the supporting cast, and Judy fucking Dench are mostly appalling. As unconvincing and alien as Dench's laughable accent.

Cairan Hinds is excellent though and even some of the poor performers (the mammy and Dench), even they have some good scenes.

 

My biggest gripe though is apparent right from the start; when was La La Land ever based in 70s Belfast?

 

Inappropriate and extremely confused and contrived sweeping sequences of happy bustling streets and choreography just totally undermines the entire film, from the very start.

 

Extremely disjointed, tbh Belfast came across as a Branagh vanity project, although the end was stronger than the start.

 

Extremely curious to see what you guys think if it.

 

5.5/10 Kodi Seren Real Debrid

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8 minutes ago, Carvalho Diablo said:

Belfast

 

Been wanting to watch this film about a young kid growing up during The Troubles. Got to say though, what an odd film.

 

First things first, Belfast looks incredible. Shot in 8k and black and white, I watched on my 4k telly and the look of the film was striking throughout.

 

Van Morrison does the soundtrack but in the context of this film it didn't sit at all well imo.

 

Is Kenneth Branagh from Northern Ireland or something? He produces and directs and mostly misses the mark. A strange choice to realise this film, especially if he has no first hand knowledge.

 

The acting, again, very very hit and miss. The young lad, the dad, most of the supporting cast, and Judy fucking Dench are mostly appalling. As unconvincing and alien as Dench's laughable accent.

Cairan Hinds is excellent though and even some of the poor performers (the mammy and Dench), even they have some good scenes.

 

My biggest gripe though is apparent right from the start; when was La La Land ever based in 70s Belfast?

 

Inappropriate and extremely confused and contrived sweeping sequences of happy bustling streets and choreography just totally undermines the entire film, from the very start.

 

Extremely disjointed, tbh Belfast came across as a Branagh vanity project, although the end was stronger than the start.

 

Extremely curious to see what you guys think if it.

 

5.5/10 Kodi Seren Real Debrid

Yes. Branagh was born in Belfast,difficult though it is to believe.

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6 minutes ago, Carvalho Diablo said:

Belfast

 

Been wanting to watch this film about a young kid growing up during The Troubles. Got to say though, what an odd film.

 

First things first, Belfast looks incredible. Shot in 8k and black and white, I watched on my 4k telly and the look of the film was striking throughout.

 

Van Morrison does the soundtrack but in the context of this film it didn't sit at all well imo.

 

Is Kenneth Branagh from Northern Ireland or something? He produces and directs and mostly misses the mark. A strange choice to realise this film, especially if he has no first hand knowledge.

 

The acting, again, very very hit and miss. The young lad, the dad, most of the supporting cast, and Judy fucking Dench are mostly appalling. As unconvincing and alien as Dench's laughable accent.

Cairan Hinds is excellent though and even some of the poor performers (the mammy and Dench), even they have some good scenes.

 

My biggest gripe though is apparent right from the start; when was La La Land ever based in 70s Belfast?

 

Inappropriate and extremely confused and contrived sweeping sequences of happy bustling streets and choreography just totally undermines the entire film, from the very start.

 

Extremely disjointed, tbh Belfast came across as a Branagh vanity project, although the end was stronger than the start.

 

Extremely curious to see what you guys think if it.

 

5.5/10 Kodi Seren Real Debrid

I've watched it and would give it a slightly higher rating but only an extra point. It was very meandering and style over substance. The characters nor the story were captivating enough to carry the film but I didn't hate it, it was just 'meh'.

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Nightmare Alley - 8/10

 

This is a proper film. Hard to put into words like a lot of Del Toro's stuff as it's so unique and macabre. Wonderful cast, great story and one of those films that that leaves a mark on you. 

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12 minutes ago, VladimirIlyich said:

Yes. Branagh was born in Belfast,difficult though it is to believe.

Makes a bit more sense then. Still does a poor job though I thought.

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Joker

 

It obviously works better as an origin story than as a drama in its own right. The tension is well wrung out of his mental collapse given it's an inevitability he'll go fruitloop though. After a lot of the press I was expecting something more shocking; the only moment I really thought "I can't believe they did that" was when a Gary Glitter tune came on. Still, I like the darker DC stuff, and the more realistic human angle was novel.

 

7/10

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1 hour ago, Carvalho Diablo said:

Belfast

 

Been wanting to watch this film about a young kid growing up during The Troubles. Got to say though, what an odd film.

 

First things first, Belfast looks incredible. Shot in 8k and black and white, I watched on my 4k telly and the look of the film was striking throughout.

 

Van Morrison does the soundtrack but in the context of this film it didn't sit at all well imo.

 

Is Kenneth Branagh from Northern Ireland or something? He produces and directs and mostly misses the mark. A strange choice to realise this film, especially if he has no first hand knowledge.

 

The acting, again, very very hit and miss. The young lad, the dad, most of the supporting cast, and Judy fucking Dench are mostly appalling. As unconvincing and alien as Dench's laughable accent.

Cairan Hinds is excellent though and even some of the poor performers (the mammy and Dench), even they have some good scenes.

 

My biggest gripe though is apparent right from the start; when was La La Land ever based in 70s Belfast?

 

Inappropriate and extremely confused and contrived sweeping sequences of happy bustling streets and choreography just totally undermines the entire film, from the very start.

 

Extremely disjointed, tbh Belfast came across as a Branagh vanity project, although the end was stronger than the start.

 

Extremely curious to see what you guys think if it.

 

5.5/10 Kodi Seren Real Debrid

Usually when you say somethings shit it's ace and when you say something good it's fucking woeful so a 5.5 has ma...... mal....c fun t... ion 

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I saw Belfast at the pictures on Sunday. I agree a 5 is probably about right. It’s trying to do The Hope and Glory thing of showing a conflict from a child’s perspective but from memory I recall enjoying that film a lot more than this. Some of it does seem a bit twee and the soundtrack doesn’t really do it any favours. If you’re  expecting a gritty drama about the troubles then this isn’t it. 

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10 hours ago, Carvalho Diablo said:

Belfast

 

Been wanting to watch this film about a young kid growing up during The Troubles. Got to say though, what an odd film.

 

First things first, Belfast looks incredible. Shot in 8k and black and white, I watched on my 4k telly and the look of the film was striking throughout.

 

Van Morrison does the soundtrack but in the context of this film it didn't sit at all well imo.

 

Is Kenneth Branagh from Northern Ireland or something? He produces and directs and mostly misses the mark. A strange choice to realise this film, especially if he has no first hand knowledge.

 

The acting, again, very very hit and miss. The young lad, the dad, most of the supporting cast, and Judy fucking Dench are mostly appalling. As unconvincing and alien as Dench's laughable accent.

Cairan Hinds is excellent though and even some of the poor performers (the mammy and Dench), even they have some good scenes.

 

My biggest gripe though is apparent right from the start; when was La La Land ever based in 70s Belfast?

 

Inappropriate and extremely confused and contrived sweeping sequences of happy bustling streets and choreography just totally undermines the entire film, from the very start.

 

Extremely disjointed, tbh Belfast came across as a Branagh vanity project, although the end was stronger than the start.

 

Extremely curious to see what you guys think if it.

 

5.5/10 Kodi Seren Real Debrid

 

It just doesn't quite work, does it?

 

No real exposition of character which renders these complex characters, with complex lives, almost 2D.

 

I know it's from a childs perspective, but there is something quite naive about, which I think they were going for but misjudged.

 

Not bad, but not great though I think the potential was there for it to be something much better.

 

Meandering is the right word.

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The Lost Daughter.

 

Olivia Colman plays a lonely woman jarred into regret over her relationship with her daughters.

 

As ever, Colman is fantastic; subtle and believable and director Maggie Gyllengall does an admirable job of gently weaving together the strands of this delicate tapestry.

 

Intriguing and enjoyable.

 

7/10 Kodi Seren Real Debrid

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On 25/01/2022 at 20:39, Elite said:

Nightmare Alley - 8/10

 

This is a proper film. Hard to put into words like a lot of Del Toro's stuff as it's so unique and macabre. Wonderful cast, great story and one of those films that that leaves a mark on you. 

I will get onto this.

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14 hours ago, VladimirIlyich said:

I will get onto this.

I watched it at the cinema so I don't know whether there are any good quality links on Kodi.

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Munich - The Edge Of War

 

Jeremy Irons plays Neville Chamberlain. Decent enough political drama on Netflix about Hitler saying he won't go to war and Chamberlain believing him. Worth a watch. 6.5/10. 

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2 hours ago, Bjornebye said:

Munich - The Edge Of War

 

Jeremy Irons plays Neville Chamberlain. Decent enough political drama on Netflix about Hitler saying he won't go to war and Chamberlain believing him. Worth a watch. 6.5/10. 

Forgot to mention a lot of this is filmed in Liverpool City Centre (Exchange Flags way) 

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Midnight Special (2016)

 

Sci Fi road movie about a dad apparently kidnapping his young son and travelling across America for an (initially) unspecified reason.

 

Enjoyable, but missing a little something. Really nice electronic musical score. 

 

6.5 out of 10.

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