General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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TCB
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4161 posts since 5/7/11

21 Oct 2019 12:37
illmurray wrote:
TCB wrote: Dogman. Italian crime crime drama from the same director as Gomorrah. Worth tracking down.

Dogman was great! Good shout.

The Day Shall Come was poor by Chris Morris' high standards. Not all the jokes come off, making you realise how spoilt you are by films like In The Loop and The Death of Stalin. It's worth a watch though, funny bits and a really interesting topic.

Late Spring by Ozu at the BFI, what a cracking director. Every film of his is fantastic.

Going to see it tonight with a Q&A with Morris at Hackney Picturehouse. Did hear it wasn't great but Chris Morris is a legend so I'm still keen to see what he says about it.
illmurray
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511 posts since 18/4/12

21 Oct 2019 13:20
TCB wrote: Going to see it tonight with a Q&A with Morris at Hackney Picturehouse. Did hear it wasn't great but Chris Morris is a legend so I'm still keen to see what he says about it.

Not great is probably the best way to describe it, but it's difficult to balance saying something like that without putting people off from going to see it. Definitely worth a watch, especially with a Q&A.
Burt
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22 Oct 2019 05:53
How was it, TCB? Morris is class - shame the initial reviews aren't glowing.
TCB
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4161 posts since 5/7/11

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.
krisricey
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2154 posts since 24/3/12

23 Oct 2019 08:47
Only just got around to watching Lawless (Shia, Hardy) … fucking awesome movie.
Burt
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23 Oct 2019 08:49
TCB Cool
TCB
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4161 posts since 5/7/11

24 Oct 2019 09:36
Peanut Butter Falcon was so good. Take the missus
illmurray
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511 posts since 18/4/12

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.
gonzoking
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787 posts since 13/3/11

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.
illmurray
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511 posts since 18/4/12

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.
Mr.X.
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2928 posts since 23/6/13

25 Oct 2019 21:07
Joker. Really good, wasn’t expecting such a dark ending.
ODB
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3443 posts since 21/6/06

25 Oct 2019 21:13
Just back from Joker too, really good, Oscar nod I'm sure, 8.5/10
snaye
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10728 posts since 24/10/02

25 Oct 2019 22:06
Joker tonight too, fucking superb.

Looking forward to 'The King' next week on Netflix.
EssexBoyII
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6735 posts since 5/6/07

25 Oct 2019 22:18
illmurray wrote: 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.

That the nutty Willem Defoe one? Looked spicy in the trailer
CArlW
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106 posts since 21/2/10

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
MLI
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5038 posts since 6/10/09

26 Oct 2019 03:47
I still can't get anyone to tell me even one good joke from Joker
TCB
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4161 posts since 5/7/11

26 Oct 2019 09:05
You wouldn't get it.
fudge.dredd
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1258 posts since 15/12/12

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…
phelen
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26 Oct 2019 12:45
fudge.dredd wrote: 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…

No, after the asylum scene the clock is 13, 9 at the subway scene.
fudge.dredd
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1258 posts since 15/12/12

posted 26 Oct 2019 16:14, edited 26 Oct 2019 16:14
^ hmm ok, I’ll see if I can find the link to it.

Edit: it was 11:11 in certain scenes… maybe coincidence but maybe not…