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by kevinknapman
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Knives Out
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Knives Out

Rian Johnson follows his divisive Star Wars offering The Last Jedi with his most purely enjoyable effort yet, a modern reworking of Agatha Christie style whodunnits with an appropriately starry cast. Harlan Thrombey is a successful thriller writer who, after his 85th birthday party at his mansion, s...
by kevinknapman
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

So the Dora the Explorer live action movie, Dora and the Lost City of Gold is *whispers* actually quite good. If you told me this time last week that I would be saying that, I would have laughed in your face, said that the trailer looked pretty dodgy and that I had zero intention of seeing it anyway...
by kevinknapman
Tue May 14, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Thunder Road
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Thunder Road

Thunder Road, one of the best films I saw at the London Film Festival last October, is finally getting a UK release at the end of the month. Directed, written by and starring relative unknown Jim Cummings, it's the story of a police officer in a small Texan town whose life starts to slowly unravel a...
by kevinknapman
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Greta
Replies: 0
Views: 144


Greta is quite something. It's a 90s throwback thriller where every twist & turn pushed it deeper into totally insane, far-fetched territory and I was fully on board for it. The final third has enough moments to make you laugh & wince in equal measure. Isabelle Huppert is having the time of her life...
by kevinknapman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Long Shot
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Long Shot

Director Jonathan Levine reunites with The Night Before and 50/50 actor Seth Rogen for Long Shot, a very funny, if slightly far-fetched, political based rom-com with an on-form Charlize Theron as the other half of the mis-matched couple. The comedic chemistry between the two is effective and engagin...
by kevinknapman
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Eighth Grade
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Eighth Grade

I saw comedian Bo Burnham's wonderful directorial debut Eighth Grade at Sundance London back in June of last year, where it deservedly won the Audience Award. So it's a shame it's taken so long to get a proper release. Better late than never though as it's a beautifully perceptive comedy drama that ...
by kevinknapman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Fisherman's Friends
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Fisherman's Friends

One of those 'based on a true story' films where it becames annoyingly apparent whilst watching it and without having to google the details that 90% of what is happening on screen probably didn't happen in reality. The contrived romance being the most obvious example. That aside I thought the cast w...
by kevinknapman
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Kid Who Would Be King
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: The Kid Who Would Be King

where did the old lady in the car come from?? When the undead warriors come into our world everyone but the knights and Merlin disappear. Like Alex's mum in her bedroom when the first one attacks him or the man walking his dog who vanishes when the eclipse happens. When the undead are killed, peopl...
by kevinknapman
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Holmes & Watson
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: Holmes & Watson

Weirdly the Wikipedia page suggests a different beginning than the one we got in the UK. As a result of being bullied by his peers, a young Sherlock Holmes vows to be emotionless and solve crimes. After taking revenge on his bullies, Holmes meets and...
by kevinknapman
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Bumblebee
Replies: 4
Views: 678


Not being a fan of the Michael Bay Transformers franchise, I thought Bumblebee was a film more enjoyable and engaging than it has any right being. Mostly putting aside the tedious effects heavy bombast of the Bay films, this 80s set prequel plays less like a spirit-draining CGI blockbuster and more ...