Films I watched this week (Vol 2)

Films I watched this week (Vol 2)

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Ructions

3,745 posts

69 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, different from the usual, good but not great. Mildred Hayes sure can throw a petrol bomb

ukaskew

5,347 posts

169 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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zygalski said:
Raw
Weird French veterinarian vamp flick
6.5/10
Can't believe comode rated this his best film of last year.
Worth remembering that most weeks he spends at least two days per week sat in screening rooms watching 3 or 4 films back to back. In that respect I can see why something like Raw would stand out, and it's not exactly a film that you're going to forget in a hurry.

It was probably in my top 10, and if I had to recall decent movies I watched last year that and The Handmaiden would be first on the list as they were so memorable.



RBH58

969 posts

83 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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The Shape of Water

Nice little noir fantasy. I thought it was rather good. 8.5/10 from me .

Legacywr

7,884 posts

136 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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Nina. New to Sky Movies.

Biopic of Nina Simone, a bit fleeting, but a good film.

An easy 10/10 for the vocals, provided by the lead actress Zoe Salanda!

phazed

18,307 posts

152 months

Friday 26th January 2018
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WinstonWolf said:
Remember

A drama thriller with a few nice plot twists. A dementia sufferer is given an envelope with some money and a letter in it. He keeps reading the letter and follows the instructions.

No spoliers, a very good watch. An 8/10 from me.
Thoroughly enjoyed that. Certainly didn't see the final twist, recommended.

Wind river.

Excellent. Great story, epic scenery 8/10

I thought the female lead was going to annoy me as she started to speak with upspeak in the beginning of the film. They either taught her how to speak properly or it washed over my head as I became engrossed in the film!

Funny thing, films like this no matter how enjoyable I wouldn't see again yet relatively less serious films like Lock Stock, Leon, Pulp Fiction etc, I can watch every handful of years and still enjoy them!

I must be simple laughlaugh

Chris Stott

6,953 posts

145 months

Saturday 27th January 2018
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The Darkest Hour.

Magnificent performance from Gary Oldman. Very strong supporting performances.

9/10.

poing

8,560 posts

148 months

Saturday 27th January 2018
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Captain Smerc said:
Just watched GET OUT , outstanding it was !
I must have watched a different film, I thought it was average but with one or two good bits. Maybe 6/10 but more like a solid 5/10.

phazed

18,307 posts

152 months

Saturday 27th January 2018
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poing said:
Captain Smerc said:
Just watched GET OUT , outstanding it was !
I must have watched a different film, I thought it was average but with one or two good bits. Maybe 6/10 but more like a solid 5/10.
I turned it off when he got chained in the cellar as it all started to go tits up from there.

What started off as an interesting storyline developed into something ridiculous imo. I did go in blind though and knew nothing about the film.

Ace-T

6,795 posts

203 months

Saturday 27th January 2018
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Baby Driver

Gave up half way through. Way too try hard, way too annoying. The only characters I felt anything for was the waitress and the old man: and that was pity they were involved in this.

Car chases were sort of ok. Seen much better.

3/10 and only because I enjoyed the Subaru chase at the beginning.


phazed

18,307 posts

152 months

Saturday 27th January 2018
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I agree, "Baby Driver" wasn't the best film but still entertaining and had a great soundtrack. The music probably fits in with my age!

ukaskew

5,347 posts

169 months

Saturday 27th January 2018
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The Post

Thoroughly enjoyed this but felt it was a little by the numbers given the Spielberg/Hanks/Streep combo. Really got into it for the last half or so but it was a little pedestrian until that point. I thought Spotlight pulled off a similar concept much better.

RBH58

969 posts

83 months

Sunday 28th January 2018
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ukaskew said:
The Post

Thoroughly enjoyed this but felt it was a little by the numbers given the Spielberg/Hanks/Streep combo. Really got into it for the last half or so but it was a little pedestrian until that point. I thought Spotlight pulled off a similar concept much better.
Yep....I agree.

zygalski

6,173 posts

93 months

Sunday 28th January 2018
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Gone Baby Gone.
Decent enough flick. 7/10.
WTF is with the 'I feel like 9/11 right now' quote near the end???

ooo000ooo

1,935 posts

142 months

Sunday 28th January 2018
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Mom and Dad - another Nicholas Cage classic , the purge family edition.

RBH58

969 posts

83 months

Sunday 28th January 2018
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ooo000ooo said:
Mom and Dad - another Nicholas Cage classic , the purge family edition.
His film choices are such that if I see his name in the cast I’ll avoid at all cost.

V8mate

42,982 posts

137 months

Sunday 28th January 2018
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(FWIW, if a film doesn't have a rating of 6.2 on IMDB, I won't watch it. I've found, over many years, this to a reasonable benchmark to avoid wasting my time)


Murder on the Orient Express - a truly 'all star cast', but nothing to lift it beyond 'Sunday afternoon' status. Just scrapes a 6.2.

Legend - so many opportunities to re-tell the story of the Krays in a novel way were missed in this Tom Hardy-led production. Disappointingly, it scores a missable 5.5 for me.

phazed

18,307 posts

152 months

Sunday 28th January 2018
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RBH58 said:
His film choices are such that if I see his name, (Nicholas Cage) in the cast I’ll avoid at all cost.
But.

I really enjoyed, “Matchstick Men”. Really great film. 8/10.

kdri155

515 posts

99 months

Sunday 28th January 2018
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Movie choice for me last night was Only The Brave, the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who were a team of firefighters from Arizona. A good solid cast with Josh Brolin leading the way.

Mothersruin

8,218 posts

47 months

Sunday 28th January 2018
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RBH58 said:
ooo000ooo said:
Mom and Dad - another Nicholas Cage classic , the purge family edition.
His film choices are such that if I see his name in the cast I’ll avoid at all cost.
Lord of War is good film 'in spite'...

DoubleTime

1,388 posts

90 months

Sunday 28th January 2018
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phazed said:
RBH58 said:
His film choices are such that if I see his name, (Nicholas Cage) in the cast I’ll avoid at all cost.
But.

I really enjoyed, “Matchstick Men”. Really great film. 8/10.
Leaving Las Vegas
Bad Lieutenant - port of call new Orleans
Joe
8mm
Lord of War
Red Rock West
Adaptation

And of course.... Raising Arizona

All worthy of praise imo.