General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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RickRude
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3258 posts since 13/1/12

30 Jul 2017 18:23
Modern classic and five stars are a bit generous imho - each to their own I guess
burny
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5786 posts since 25/5/06

30 Jul 2017 18:53
Critiquing a film critique in a film critique part of a forum is very fuk.co.uk
rural
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17519 posts since 26/9/06

30 Jul 2017 18:58
Shot Callers- Good gritty film
gonzoking
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769 posts since 13/3/11

30 Jul 2017 19:04
Nolan is a master don't get me wrong, but the only masterpeice he has ever made is The Prestige, all the UK critics giving him 5 star reviews are hanging onto the carapace that we English people still make great films as compared to hollywood, we don't.
smith
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10752 posts since 5/5/04

30 Jul 2017 19:52
burny wrote: Critiquing a film critique in a film critique part of a forum is very fuk.co.uk

Thom avatar - 10/10. No surprises from me there though.
EssexBoyII
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6388 posts since 5/6/07

30 Jul 2017 20:01
if Rick rude thinks it's a 5/10 then the Oscar is guaranteed
RickRude
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3258 posts since 13/1/12

30 Jul 2017 20:30
Your constant coming at me is boring Essex
OnlyOneStop
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2815 posts since 3/8/08

31 Jul 2017 10:22
pot kettle black
RickRude
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posted 31 Jul 2017 11:40, edited 31 Jul 2017 11:40
Laughing out loud trust you to come out of the woodwork
freedom
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789 posts since 25/4/12

31 Jul 2017 21:26
just watched Dries. really enjoyed it, definitely worth a watch
MLI
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4348 posts since 6/10/09

1 Aug 2017 09:04
Future War 198X on original Japanese LD

Awesome.
morgan
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842 posts since 22/2/11

3 Aug 2017 16:11
Aussie film - Hounds of Love

Reminded me of Snowtown.
Grim, but good film if you like a good realistic film about sadistic fuckers.

Found the music a bit jarring at the end but overall solid film.
TIMDOT
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862 posts since 6/8/14

posted 4 Aug 2017 03:28, edited 4 Aug 2017 03:28
Agree with RickRude. It is almost all action, with pauses. The lack of dialogue didn't add any much needed context. It should have mentioned that the French held the perimeter while the British generals failed to tell the french they were escaping until they had started or that the British generals ignored attempts of a French counter attack in Flanders. If it did mention these things it would have made the defeat look less heroic.

There was an article that says this isn't the first time Nolan exploits the memories of elders in service of the narrative. In interstellar he uses real interviews of peoples experience of the dustbowl at the beginning of the film.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

4 Aug 2017 16:21
Ubercool post ^
jogon321
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612 posts since 13/4/12

4 Aug 2017 20:11
Maybe he should've just made a documentary instead
smith
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4 Aug 2017 23:53
TIMDOT wrote: It is almost all action, with pauses

Excellent isn't it?
smith
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posted 5 Aug 2017 00:00, edited 5 Aug 2017 00:00
TIMDOT wrote: It should have mentioned that the French held the perimeter while the British generals failed to tell the french they were escaping until they had started or that the British generals ignored attempts of a French counter attack in Flanders.

It didn't have to mention any of that as it was solely about the British soldiers efforts to escape and I doubt very much, individuals were caught up with the politics of it all and what was going on elsewhere. If anything the French army were shown to be pivotal to the rescue efforts by holding the front line.

Listened to a radio interview with a lady historian who worked alongside Nolan to make the film as accuarate as possible. Stop nitpicking.

http://www.indiewire.com/2017/07/dunkirk-historian-everything-christopher-nolan-got-right-1201861872/
TIMDOT
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862 posts since 6/8/14

5 Aug 2017 00:49
Accuracy through what ideological perspective? It becomes more and more apparent he will never rock the boat.
The film Come and See is based off a book of various people's first hand accounts conveyed through an individual's journey with liberties taken in expressionistic visuals but the difference in outcome is stark. It's message is; you are completely impotent to real terror, you only fight symbols of it. That's more accurate than "Get on me boat… Save queeny".

I found the article I mentioned. I don't like how it's written (SFW):
https://thebaffler.com/the-immediate-experience/tory-porn
RickRude
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5 Aug 2017 00:52
Smith - you got royalties in the film or something?
TIMDOT
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posted 5 Aug 2017 01:01, edited 5 Aug 2017 01:01
smith wrote: I doubt very much, individuals were caught up with the politics of it all and what was going on elsewhere.
Any cynical maneuvering by generals says the opposite.
smith wrote: If anything the French army were shown to be pivotal to the rescue efforts by holding the front line.
I think the film could of showed that better.