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by kevinknapman
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Game Night
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

Re: Game Night

Laughed out loud a ridiculous amount of times during this, which is the best you can hope for from a comedy. It's certainly funnier than something that's by the screenwriter of The Country Bears and Herbie Fully Loaded has any right being. Definitely impressed by Rachel McAdams knack for comedy shin...
by kevinknapman
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: You Were Never Really Here
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

Re: You Were Never Really Here

Lynne Ramsay returns to feature filmmaking after a six year absence with a lean and brutal adaptation of the novella by Jonathan Ames. Joe is a damaged man scarred by childhood abuse and wartime trauma. He also makes his living as an enforcer, rescuing girls kidnapped and sold into prostitution ring...
by kevinknapman
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Sweet Country
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Sweet Country

With Sweet Country, the indigenous Australian director Warwick Thornton delivers a potent and poetic western that looks at the impact of white colonisation of Aboriginal land. When Sam Kelly, an Aboriginal worker on the land of the devoutly religious Fred Smith, kills a white man in self-defence, he...
by kevinknapman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

Black Panther

The ridiculously talented Ryan Coogler helms a supremely confident blockbuster with his third feature Black Panther. The story of African prince T'Challa who becomes king of Wakanda after the death of his father while also inheriting the mantle of Black Panther, protector of his people. The fate of ...
by kevinknapman
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Loveless
Replies: 0
Views: 425

Loveless

Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's follow-up to the extraordinary Leviathan (winner of Best Film at 2014's LFF) is an even more bleak and unforgiving depiction of life in contemporary Russia. Boris and Zhenya are a couple going through a bitter divorce, more concerned with making a fresh start wi...
by kevinknapman
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Lady Bird
Replies: 11
Views: 2094

Lady Bird

Lady Bird, the directorial debut of actress Greta Gerwig, is the semi-autobiographical story of a teenager growing up in Sacremento California in 2002. 17 year old Lady Bird (real name Christine) is longing to get away from her home town and her slightly overbearing mother to a New York college, des...
by kevinknapman
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Downsizing
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Downsizing

Sideways director Alexander Payne returns with an ambitious sci-fi satire that tackles the possible solution for a dying world. In Norway a group of scientists discover the ability to shrink people down to several inches, believing that this will result in less overcrowding and a smaller amount of w...
by kevinknapman
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Commuter
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: The Commuter

Spent the majority of this incredibly daft but moderately entertaining Neeson/Collet-Serra New York set thriller distracted by the sheer amount of Brit actors playing Neeson's fellow commuters (ooh look it's Andy Nyman, that's Clem Fandango/Ash Tyler from Star Trek Discovery, and now there's Lady Ma...
by kevinknapman
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Shape of Water
Replies: 15
Views: 2623

Re: The Shape of Water

The Sparrow wrote:
kevinknapman wrote: I'm guessing because if the time you posted this, you decided to see The Commuter?
Yes. I probably should have gone to see this again.
by kevinknapman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Shape of Water
Replies: 15
Views: 2623

The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro returns with a gorgeous romantic fantasy that marries golden age Hollywood escapism with a Cold War B-movie creature feature which results in a wonderfully strange, endlessly dazzling and decidedly adult fairytale. Eliza is a mute musical loving cleaner who works in top secret gov...