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by ladams888
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: So Long, My Son
Replies: 1
Views: 67

So Long, My Son

Saw this at Wimbledon Curzon. This film follows two married couples adapting to changes in China during the 80s (at the end of the Cultural Revolution) up until the present time. At times, I found it very difficult to follow as it kept flitting backwards and forwards through time, and there was no w...
by ladams888
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Judy and Punch
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Judy and Punch

Saw this in Picturehouse Central this morning. This film tries to retell the story of Punch and Judy, but doesn’t quite succeed. We all know the story of alcoholic, wife-batterer, Mr Punch, his brow-beaten wife, Judy, the policeman, the dog, the crocodile and the sausages – all of which featured in ...
by ladams888
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Le Mans '66
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Le Mans '66

Saw this last night at the forever dirty, forever shambolic Kingston Odeon. This is the story of how the Ford Motor Company first entered the racing car market. Christian Bale (emulating his lean and hungry look of the Machinist) starred as Ken Miles, a rude, opinionated, self-centred but brilliant ...
by ladams888
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Aeronauts
Replies: 12
Views: 563

Re: Aeronauts

Saw this at Wimbledon Odeon. Having seen some of the advance publicity for this film, I was really looking forward to it. It is the story of James Glaisher, one of the first meteorologists, who decides to try and beat the current altitude record in a balloon. With Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones s...
by ladams888
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Sorry We Missed You
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Sorry We Missed You

Having tackled the maze of claiming welfare benefits in I, Daniel Blake, this time Ken Loach tackles the world of zero-hour contracts, parcel delivery drivers and carers. In order to try and save up for a deposit for a house, Ricky has decided to become self-employed by taking a franchise with PDF (...
by ladams888
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Farewell
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: The Farewell

Saw this in a moderately full Wimbledon Odeon. I knew nothing about the film before going in. It was a Chinese family drama (based on a true story) exploring the conflicts amongst expat Chinese who had made their homes elsewhere (in this case the US and Japan) and their relatives who had remained in...
by ladams888
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Blinded By The Light
Replies: 14
Views: 597

Re: Blinded By The Light

Saw this at Wimbledon Odeon tonight. Set in the 80s and based in Luton, this is the coming-of-age story of Javed, a budding writer from a Pakistani family, who is desperate to escape his overbearing and controlling father and brow-beaten mother and make something of his life. Introduced to the works...
by ladams888
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Late Night
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Late Night

Saw this tonight at a fairly full Wimbledon Odeon. Although I find Emma Thompson sanctimoniously hypocritical in real life, I really enjoyed seeing her in this film. She plays Katherine Newbury, a late night talk show host in the US who finds that her ratings are falling, and needs to inject new lif...
by ladams888
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: I Love My Mum
Replies: 1
Views: 136

I Love My Mum

Saw this today at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, which was about one quarter full. I hadn’t heard of this film before, so before committing myself to going, I quickly looked at IMDB. I was reassured to find that the overall score was 9.1/10. That spurred me on to going to see it. And...
by ladams888
Tue May 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Booksmart
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: Booksmart

Saw this tonight at a pretty full Wimbledon Odeon. A pretty awful, stereotypical teen film with a predictable plot, under-developed characters and where nothing really happens. There was lots of screaming, sexual innuendo but with very little comedy. A few walkouts in the first 30 mins (I was also t...