General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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EssexBoyII
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6889 posts since 5/6/07

28 Sep 2020 09:19
The Lighthouse - Sound, cinematography and Willem Dafoes performance all mind bogglingly good. R Pats was also really good but his performance was a touch uneven. It’s a tough watch as far as following dialogue and plot but with films like these, that’s intentional I take it. The B&W massively adds to things, nothing gimmicky
MoB
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36934 posts since 31/8/04

28 Sep 2020 09:27
TCB wrote: Saint Maud. Definitely in my top 10 of 2020.

How?? Didn't think it was out at the cinema yet???
TCB
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4496 posts since 5/7/11

28 Sep 2020 09:34
Took a punt on Picture House's surprise film last week and it was that Cool
illmurray
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538 posts since 18/4/12

28 Sep 2020 12:04
EssexBoyII wrote: The Lighthouse - Sound, cinematography and Willem Dafoes performance all mind bogglingly good. R Pats was also really good but his performance was a touch uneven. It’s a tough watch as far as following dialogue and plot but with films like these, that’s intentional I take it. The B&W massively adds to things, nothing gimmicky

Yeah, Willem Dafoe's performance in that film is on another level. It took me a while but if you haven't seen it then of course check out The Witch, not quite equal to The Lighthouse but still an excellent film. But then again The Lighthouse doesn't have Finchy from The Office in it so there you go.
MoB
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28 Sep 2020 12:27
TCB wrote: Took a punt on Picture House's surprise film last week and it was that Cool

Result Cool
EssexBoyII
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posted 29 Sep 2020 23:22, edited 29 Sep 2020 23:22
illmurray wrote:
EssexBoyII wrote: The Lighthouse - Sound, cinematography and Willem Dafoes performance all mind bogglingly good. R Pats was also really good but his performance was a touch uneven. It’s a tough watch as far as following dialogue and plot but with films like these, that’s intentional I take it. The B&W massively adds to things, nothing gimmicky

Yeah, Willem Dafoe's performance in that film is on another level. It took me a while but if you haven't seen it then of course check out The Witch, not quite equal to The Lighthouse but still an excellent film. But then again The Lighthouse doesn't have Finchy from The Office in it so there you go.

Yeah agreed the witch just as much
toin
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1891 posts since 1/4/13

30 Sep 2020 13:01
Dogman, from 2018
A bit lightweight but I enjoyed it. Good performances
illmurray
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538 posts since 18/4/12

2 Oct 2020 12:24
Rocks is on Netflix as of yesterday (not to be confused with On The Rocks). Just watched it and highly recommend it. It's a really honest portrayal of mostly working class kids in Hackney from lots of different backgrounds - well acted, charming, funny and moving. Films like this seem to be quite rare in the UK right now. Also it's great to finally see a film that has a yes/no rubber in it.

illmurray
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538 posts since 18/4/12

23 Oct 2020 08:22
New Borat is pretty funny. It could've turned out awful and I'm glad it didn't, worth a watch.
artiefufkin
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382 posts since 11/7/06

23 Oct 2020 09:24
illmurray wrote: Rocks is on Netflix as of yesterday (not to be confused with On The Rocks). Just watched it and highly recommend it. It's a really honest portrayal of mostly working class kids in Hackney from lots of different backgrounds - well acted, charming, funny and moving. Films like this seem to be quite rare in the UK right now. Also it's great to finally see a film that has a yes/no rubber in it.


+1 for Rocks - superbly cast and acted.
Burt
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6097 posts since 3/1/10

23 Oct 2020 10:14
^^^yep.
illmurray
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538 posts since 18/4/12

2 Nov 2020 08:56
I've seen only quite average reviews for Sofia Coppola's new film On The Rocks (not to be confused with Rocks) but I thought it was class. It's not thrilling, but not trying to be. It's really well acted (Bill Murray and Rashida Jones are both excellent), funny, reflective, and tightly written - only about 90 minutes. I can't quite understand the negativity. After her last film, The Beguiled, Coppola is smashing it atm.
Birdman
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1457 posts since 10/3/10

posted 2 Nov 2020 16:10, edited 2 Nov 2020 16:10
Anyone got a link to a decent steam of Tenet? Can only find a cam of it, might be all that’s about? Thanks!
gonzoking
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812 posts since 13/3/11

2 Nov 2020 16:13
Birdman wrote: Anyone got a link to a decent steam of Tenet? Can only find a cam of it, might be all that’s about? Thanks!
You are correct only shitty cams atm, give it a few weeks then we'll have 1080p s
Birdman
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1457 posts since 10/3/10

2 Nov 2020 16:23
What I figured - cheers.
TCB
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4496 posts since 5/7/11

2 Nov 2020 17:13
The audio on that film is a joke. I have a theory that Nolan intentionally makes his films like this so you'll see them twice in the cinema to understand what the fuck just happened and again on VOD so you can put the subtitles on and understand what was said. That aside, Tenet was great.
morgan
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1020 posts since 22/2/11

2 Nov 2020 18:12
If the audio is a joke I don’t think you can say a film is great.

Nolan just repeats the same shit over an over. The most overrated director around.
Birdman
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1457 posts since 10/3/10

2 Nov 2020 18:35
CSB - I actually saw it at the cinema twice. Went with some mates and we had food and a few beers before, arrived about 2 mins after published start time. Attendant took tickets and pointed us to our screen. Walked in and it had already started - assumed they were cutting trailers or something due to COVID so we sat down. Our seats were taken (which should have been a sign) but as the cinema was otherwise fairly empty it wasn’t a problem. From the get-go it was impossible to follow (thought I was being thick) - movie ended 1hr 15 later. Turns out it was playing on multiple fucking screens and we were directed to the wrong one. Missed the first 1hr 20. I went back and watched it again - enjoyed it. I completely get all of the Nolan hate, but I generally find all of his movies very watchable.

Inb4 anyone asks why I need to see it a 3rd time - wife wants to see it.
TCB
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4496 posts since 5/7/11

posted 2 Nov 2020 20:01, edited 2 Nov 2020 20:01
morgan wrote: If the audio is a joke I don’t think you can say a film is great.

Nolan just repeats the same shit over an over. The most overrated director around.

Ok to put it another way, the concept and the execution were great. The dialogue was practically inaudible in places (at least for me). I went to see it twice and liked it even more on the second viewing. Very few other directors are making blockbusters with a brain. He's not without his faults but I think the hype is justified.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

posted 2 Nov 2020 20:58, edited 2 Nov 2020 20:58
illmurray wrote: I've seen only quite average reviews for Sofia Coppola's new film On The Rocks (not to be confused with Rocks) but I thought it was class. It's not thrilling, but not trying to be. It's really well acted (Bill Murray and Rashida Jones are both excellent), funny, reflective, and tightly written - only about 90 minutes. I can't quite understand the negativity. After her last film, The Beguiled, Coppola is smashing it atm.

Thought it was crap, completely soulless.

Rocks is great though.