22 Oct 2019 05:53
How was it, TCB? Morris is class - shame the initial reviews aren't glowing.
22 Oct 2019 14:41
I actually quite liked it although it just wasn’t that funny despite being a comedy. The story and acting were excellent and there were some absolute corking lines but far too many jokes fell flat. No way near as good as Four Lions.
The Q&A made it a lot better as CM went into a lot of detail as to how he came up with the idea, the research he conducted etc. A properly cringe inducing moment came when an audience member said he was a huge fan of his work but he really didn’t like the film and felt it was a watered down, Americanised version in comparison to his previous work. Couldn’t fault that opinion tbf. Morris took it well though, to the point of goading the audience member on and gave the intelligent response you would expect. Facts are facts though, it just wasn’t nearly as funny or incendiary as you’d expect or would hope it to be.
23 Oct 2019 08:47
Only just got around to watching Lawless (Shia, Hardy) … fucking awesome movie.
24 Oct 2019 09:36
Peanut Butter Falcon was so good. Take the missus
24 Oct 2019 11:23
Corrr, saw The Lighthouse last night, that's one to check out.
Plus the Miles Davis documentary which is pretty standard BBC four style doc making but great nonetheless.
24 Oct 2019 17:18
Precinct Seven Five . Doc about real life NYC cop off the fucking hook in the eighties, the guy got upto unbelievable shit robbing drug money all day long, hilarious and riotously entertaining with kingpin drugdealers on camera.
24 Oct 2019 17:51
David Copperfield (new Armando Ianucci). Properly great. Not as funny as The Death of Stalin but very charming, ridiculous quality cast and incredibly witty. The man really is the king.
Atlantics as well, which this year became the first film at Cannes to be directed by a black woman. Really interesting and inventive, and a great argument for not watching a trailer or reading about a film before you see it.
Tonight I'm seeing the surprise film that is closing the Cambridge Film Festival. Let's just say I have a pretty good idea of what it is and I'll report back. Late night tonight for me.
25 Oct 2019 21:07
Joker. Really good, wasn’t expecting such a dark ending.
25 Oct 2019 21:13
Just back from Joker too, really good, Oscar nod I'm sure, 8.5/10
25 Oct 2019 22:06
Joker tonight too, fucking superb.
Looking forward to 'The King' next week on Netflix.
posted 26 Oct 2019 00:12, edited 26 Oct 2019 00:12
Bait last night at the watershed in bristol
Best film of the year for me
26 Oct 2019 03:47
I still can't get anyone to tell me even one good joke from Joker
26 Oct 2019 12:08
I read somewhere that apparently in Joker, all the clocks in the background show the same time in every scene, suggesting the whole film is in his head…