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Had expected a ‘mockumentary’ style film but ‘The Disaster Artist’ is close to being a documentary- a dramatised re-creation of an actual event. It is not always easy to watch – Franco does not make Tommy Wiseau anything but self-deluding, needy and bloody irritating- but is horribly funny. The comp...
The first hour or so of Gold amounts to a character study before a series of twists and turns develop that pushes it towards a different style. Yet as everything is played so close to the chest it is hard to be sure if this is a modern morality tale or a conventional thriller and this tentative appr...
A disappointingly passive heroine. Unlike , say, Educating Rita she does not seek out challenges but just waits for the rich bloke to hand her presents. The point seems to be that wealth, not love, conquers all.
- Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:48 am
- Forum: Expired Stuff
- Topic: Midnight Special - Wednesday 30th March - Showfilmfirst
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I kept hoping for some form of context. We never find out how Eddie's life changed as a result of his experiences or if his actions prompted the Olympic committee to make any changes to their out-dated policies
As someone who watched the series only occasionally I wasn't impressed. The film seemed flabby - just an extended episode that did not exploit the opportunities offered by the cinema medium
- Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:34 pm
- Forum: Film Discussion
- Topic: Kingsman: The Secret Service
- Replies: 96
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Matthew Vaughn hedges his bets either in an effort to please everyone or to offset criticism. As a result the film has an edge of compromise- the violence is graphic so as not to seem sensationalised but stylised (very little blood) so as to avoid offence. The class system is both criticised and cel...
This is a remarkable study in obsession and the pursuit of perfection. Simmons is stunning. His performance is so beautifully ambiguous you can’t be sure, until his final petty action suggests a sadistic motivation, whether he really believes his extremist approach is correct.