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by weirdfilms33
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Secret Cinema
Replies: 8
Views: 1432

Secret Cinema

It surprises me somewhat to find that there have been relatively few posts about Secret Cinema on this forum - although of course the prices are about as far from free as you can get! For those who don't know, it's a mysterious organisation that exhibits films accompanied by live actors, set design,...
by weirdfilms33
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Double
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: The Double

I see that Everyman Cinemas are marketing this as "A Delicious Comedy". I haven't seen the film (was planning to, and may yet, but considerably discouraged by majority view here), but that's not the impression conveyed by members' comments. Reminds me of the poster for Slumdog Millionaire which lau...
by weirdfilms33
Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Double
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: The Double

I'm utterly confounded at the negative reception that The Double has received on FMUK; it seems that many were expecting something conventional and familiar. I personally think it's an audacious and rather brilliant piece of work. Jesse Eisenberg gives a deeply intelligent and nuanced performance - ...
by weirdfilms33
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Under the Skin
Replies: 13
Views: 1418

Under the Skin

I saw Under the Skin at the London Film Festival last October, and it comes out on general release this Friday. Of the five films I saw during the two weeks of the festival (I know, lightweight...) it was far and away the best of lot, maybe even one of the greatest examples of contemporary cinema - ...
by weirdfilms33
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Oscars 2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1995

Re: Oscars 2014

Is that ol' Weirdy winning the FMUK predictions yet again?!!? Wow, congratulations Weirdfilms, once again! o/ o/ o/ you really know your Academy Judges...still gonna beat ya on most watched cinema movies ;) Yay for Frozen, my favourite film of the year :) Let it Go was classy songwriting and has br...
by weirdfilms33
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Oscar Prediction Game 6!
Replies: 16
Views: 1860

Re: Oscar Prediction Game 6!

Here's hoping I can retain the venerable title of Prediction Master! Best Picture 12 Years a Slave http://www.10ticks.co.uk/images/tick.gif Best Actor in a Leading Role Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) http://www.10ticks.co.uk/images/tick.gif Best Actress in a Leading Role Cate Blanchett (Bl...
by weirdfilms33
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)

I'm demonstrably late to this short-lived conversation, but I recently saw The Great Beauty at the Prince Charles Cinema and really enjoyed it, contrary to those who have posted above! Of course it's full of ennui and existential questioning, but I thought that it was genuinely colourful and intelli...
by weirdfilms33
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: BAFTAs 2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1664

Re: BAFTAs 2014

That was probably the most satisfying BAFTA awards I've yet seen. 12 Years a Slave and Gravity well rewarded, both films having a very British connection - especially the latter with its London-based technicians and visual artists. Tinie Tempah high-fiving Prince William was brilliant. Also great to...
by weirdfilms33
Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: 12 Years A Slave
Replies: 62
Views: 6379

Re: 12 Years A Slave

Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding. Utterly exhausting, but it's nothing short of a modern masterpiece.

Here's my review: http://jacobthehobnob.wordpress.com/201 ... s-a-slave/

10/10 - here's hoping that it will clean up at the Oscars
by weirdfilms33
Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Hunger Games
Replies: 696
Views: 49153

Re: The Hunger Games

I think it has something to do with the fact that, [spoiler]for the first 2 books katniss was fighting against the control, the evil of the capitol and had become quite independent and knew the consequences her actions would bring her. Yet in the final book she lets herself becomr a pawn for the re...