General Discussion: Last film you saw?

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toin avatar

1773 posts since 1/4/13

7 Apr 2019 21:17
The Beach Bum

It's like a vice editors pipe dream… Worst movie I've seen this year.
He should have quit after Kids, such a hack.
swiftus avatar

1024 posts since 1/7/09

8 Apr 2019 08:43
billybrown wrote: First Reformed - Excellent

Do we really need another Joker film? Even if the film's shit, JP will be v.watchable.

Good shout, this went completely under the radar
illmurray avatar

511 posts since 18/4/12

posted 8 Apr 2019 09:11, edited 8 Apr 2019 09:11
3 Faces last week. New film by Jafar Panahi, Iranian director currently banned by his government from making films but still secretly doing so and delivering them to European film festivals. Mad plot, he and a famous Iranian actress (both playing themselves in the film) are sent a video by an Iranian teenage girl from a small village expressing her frustration at her families stubborn response to her gaining a place in a prestigious arts/film school, the video ending with her suicide (this is the first three minutes of the film). The film goes from there, the two visiting her village.

Panahi was an assistant to the late Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, plenty of hallmarks of his filmmaking here. Reminded me a fair bit of one of my highlights of last year, a film called Western that did a similar thing with small village life.

Edit: forgot to say I thought it was wicked.
TCB avatar

4161 posts since 5/7/11

posted 8 Apr 2019 13:34, edited 8 Apr 2019 13:34
Beautiful Boy. Great performance from Timothee Chalamet but there's better drug dramas out there. (Another Day in Paradise, Candy, Christiane F etc.)
krisricey avatar

2154 posts since 24/3/12

8 Apr 2019 14:11
Pet Sematary. Hadn't seen the first one but I hear that it's way better than this one. Good film, not that scary though and quite slow moving at times but worth a watch, cool concept.
Superprecise avatar

2146 posts since 16/7/11

8 Apr 2019 19:51
Oh my god The Last Jedi is so brain-achingly fucking shit.
carl lewis
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23919 posts since 14/10/04

8 Apr 2019 21:11
Joker 2019 looks like it’s going to be on point
EssexBoyII avatar

6731 posts since 5/6/07

9 Apr 2019 06:57
New Joker looks so so good. When I heard it was based off killing joke I had high hopes and it looks like they’ve gone from precisely the right angle. Dialed down the the theatrics majorly to let the human side show so that he’s eventual break is so much more impactful and realistic.
carl lewis
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23919 posts since 14/10/04

9 Apr 2019 11:24
Don’t go cinema these days, but will for that.
gonzoking avatar

787 posts since 13/3/11

12 Apr 2019 08:51
Dragged across concrete . Great film by a brilliant director who loves to troll all the pussy leftie americans who suffer from TDS (Trump derangement syndrome) One of the few directors left who can make pure cinema in homage to the great 70's period, Mel Gibson is outstanding as all the critics have very reluctantly pointed out and Vince Vaughn gives a career best performance, I fully expect Zahler ( director/writer/novelist) to make a masterpiece one day unless like some you argue that Bone Tomahawk already is.
gonzoking avatar

787 posts since 13/3/11

12 Apr 2019 08:58
Glass. Fucking shite, Shamalama ding dong is the new Ron Howard of hollywood, they keep giving him barrell loads of cash which he turns into cinematic excrement.
Burt avatar

5904 posts since 3/1/10

12 Apr 2019 11:04
gonzoking wrote: …Shamalama ding dong…
So childish but Laughing out loud
joeyjojo avatar

4219 posts since 24/8/06

14 Apr 2019 19:52
It Beale Street Could Talk - beyond amazing. Not as good as Moonlight- but that’s the best film ever made but very close.
rural avatar

17666 posts since 26/9/06

14 Apr 2019 19:57
Prospect - Decent low budget Sci-Fi
Destroyer - Average
The Head Hunter - Meh
illwill avatar

3972 posts since 17/5/04

posted 14 Apr 2019 21:02, edited 14 Apr 2019 21:02
The Pledge - unbelievable Hollywood who's who cast but GCSE-level screenplay.
Mr.X. avatar

2928 posts since 23/6/13

posted 14 Apr 2019 22:21, edited 14 Apr 2019 22:21
The Upside…

First time I’ve found a Kevin Hart film half funny. Cranston at the beginning Laughing out loud
DuffMan avatar

14361 posts since 21/2/07

posted 15 Apr 2019 20:54, edited 15 Apr 2019 20:54
joeyjojo wrote: It Beale Street Could Talk - beyond amazing. Not as good as Moonlight- but that’s the best film ever made but very close.

If Beale Street Could Talk was good but found it a bit overly romantic and it dragged a tad. Moonlight better but not even close to the best film ever made.

Finally got round to watching God's Own Country, thought it was very good, quite moving although maybe a bit cliched at points.
carlos avatar

955 posts since 20/1/08

16 Apr 2019 10:13
The Highwaymen.
Story of the two Texas Rangers who fucked up Bonnie and Clyde

Wanted it to be better than it was, but not bad for a Netflix Original.
swiftus avatar

1024 posts since 1/7/09

16 Apr 2019 10:24
Does anyone else get put off watching when they see the Netflix logo? The volume of sheer garbage they put out boggles.

Surely quality over quantity would be better? I guess that doesn't result in people staying on the platform though.
colours avatar

631 posts since 15/6/09

16 Apr 2019 13:24

Really recommend if you're into that type of slow burning, all about the themes kinda film. Direction & score were great too.