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by Cortone
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Accountant
Replies: 29
Views: 2359

Re: The Accountant

Sorry - but I was so bored by this. Perhaps my expectations were too high.

Could have been good, but so many plot holes.

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by Cortone
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: I, Daniel Blake
Replies: 29
Views: 2738

Re: I, Daniel Blake

Wonderful storytelling, brilliantly acted. Rabbie Burns commented on 'man's inhumanity to man', which is at the core here, although it is contrasted with deep compassion and humanity, in an increasingly hostile and unsupportive environment. Clear evidence of research picking up the 'breaking points'...
by Cortone
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Brooklyn
Replies: 20
Views: 2609

Re: Brooklyn

I absolutely adored this film and have no problems with understanding her decision at the end of the film. It made perfect sense at many levels. It was clear that she missed Ireland and had been very unhappy at times in New York. The ending was fitting, though, and was signalled. Interestingly, Vari...
by Cortone
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Steve Jobs
Replies: 16
Views: 4823

Re: Steve Jobs

Just read this online in an interview with John Sculley, where he comments on the Steve Jobs film: S culley: Jeff Daniels is a great actor. Aaron Sorkin is probably the best in the world at writing snappy, smart dialogue. And Danny Boyle is an Academy Award-winning director, who won an Academy Award...
by Cortone
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Steve Jobs
Replies: 16
Views: 4823

Re: Steve Jobs

A review from a US academic site reviewing the film, with comparisons with Citizen Kane. http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/citizen-steve-aaron-sorkins-wellesian-perspective-on-the-life-of-steve-jobs/?utm_source=kw_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015-10-23 BTW - never thought I'd s...
by Cortone
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Black Mass
Replies: 7
Views: 2939

Re: Black Mass

I thought there would be several comments after the Odeon Screen Unseen viewing, but could not see any. First of all, a couple of people walked out within 5 minutes - I think because they were expecting Lady in the Van. Black Mass was quite violent in places, and rather more so than Lady in the Van....
by Cortone
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Miss You Already
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Miss You Already

I found it troubling that I never particularly warmed to Toni Collette's character Millie, so that didn't help me connect with the character's journey through the film. The husbands were weakly characterised, as this is very much about the ups and downs of female friendship. I think I enjoyed it, i...
by Cortone
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Mia Madre
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Mia Madre

I saw this at an almost empty National Media Picturehouse (8 people, 2 of whom left about 20 minutes before the end). The reviews had been mixed, but I absolutely loved it. Been through a similar situation myself (a universal experience), and this story rang true, with some great performances. And, ...
by Cortone
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Palio
Replies: 11
Views: 784

Re: Palio

Leeds Light was pretty full, although about 6 people walked out abut an hour in. (Why????) I found this compelling storytelling, with interesting - and determined - characters. The traditions seemed so archaic, but very Italian - full of character - and a bit of 'corruption'. Thoroughly enjoyed this...
by Cortone
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Marshland
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: Marshland

I really enjoyed this. The atmosphere was fantastic, making for a really gripping situation. The Post Franco context added real depth. The scenery was amazing - and I thought I knew this region. The period detail seemed spot on. Totally loved this. One of the best films in ages. Addressing a country...