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by helenecolin
Thu Oct 21, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Dune (2021)
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Dune (2021)

Saw the movie at an exclusive BFI preview on October 5 and it was truly amazing. I had no read the book at all prior to seeing the movie but it was so well made that knowledge of the book is not necessary to understand the story. All the characters are set up nicely, the cast is on point and the pho...
by helenecolin
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Went to see it on release day, and it's by far my favourite Marvel movie of the year (I really enjoyed Black Widow, but this one topped it). I found the story compelling, the fighting scenes were amazingly choreographed and the cast was just on point. It feels like a lot of care went into this movie...
by helenecolin
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Free Guy
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Free Guy

Quite enjoyed that movie. It passes the time nicely and was better than I expected from a Ryan Reynolds movie. It was silly and non-sensical at times, but not in an annoying way. Cast was ok, appreciated the cameos, but it's definitely not the kind of movie I would watch more than the one time.
by helenecolin
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Last Letter from your Lover
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: The Last Letter from your Lover

It was a nice movie to watch on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I agree with previous comments that the mix of timelines could have been handled a bit better, especially in the beginning as while they opened the film in the 60s and told us as much, I didn't see anything telling me we were in the present w...
by helenecolin
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Jungle Cruise
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: The Jungle Cruise

Really enjoyed watching that movie on its release day. Went with a friend and we both loved the way the story went as well as the ending, it was quite fitting imo. I didn't have high expectations for it, it's Disney, and I always end up having a great time watching Disney movies.
by helenecolin
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Pixar Luca
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: Pixar Luca

This movie was a very sweet summer adventure from Pixar, I really enjoyed it, though unlike most of their movies I wasn't brought to tears at any point during it. I guess I didn't resonate with the story as much as I usually do...
by helenecolin
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Mauritanian
Replies: 0
Views: 153

The Mauritanian

Another movie I was lucky to watch as an online premiere for the 2021 Glasgow Film Festival. Based on the NY Times best-selling memoir "Guantánamo Diary" by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, this is the true story of Slahi's fight for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Govern...
by helenecolin
Tue Jun 01, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Courier 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 128

The Courier 2021

I was lucky enough to see this movie in April through a friend who received an online press screening code (she was allowed 3 viewings, so she gave me one), and I must admit I was very impressed by this movie. The Courier tells the true story of an ordinary businessman, Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumb...
by helenecolin
Sun May 30, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Cruella
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Cruella

Watched it on its release day as I was so excited about this movie since the very first trailer Disney posted online! Emma Stone is truly brillant as the iconic villain, but Emma Thompson is the real queen of the movie in my opinion. She was cold, wicked, unapologetic... in one word, she was amazing...
by helenecolin
Sun May 30, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Dissident
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: The Dissident

Enjoyed watching this documentary as well with the SIF preview, and even told a friend to give it a go now that it's on Amazon Prime. While the doc was long (and made longer at the preview with the additional Q&A that I thought brought a lot to the overall topic, for which I was grateful), it was ne...