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by kevinknapman
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The 100 Free Films in 2018 Club
Replies: 30
Views: 6655

Re: The 100 Free Films in 2018 Club

I'd like to keep #41 thanks.
by kevinknapman
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Greatest Showman
Replies: 25
Views: 3724

Re: The Greatest Showman

For many, many reasons, The Greatest Showman really shouldn't work as well as it does. A revisionist stab at history that rather unconvincingly casts exploitative huckster PT Barnum as a social justice warrior for the downtrodden outcasts of society (he's still very much a huckster but one that real...
by kevinknapman
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Molly's Game
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Molly's Game

Tonight's Cineworld secret screening thankfully turned out to be neither something I'd already seen or already had tickets too. It was Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut Molly's Game, which is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an ex Olympic skier who ended up running several high stakes poker ga...
by kevinknapman
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Disaster Artist
Replies: 19
Views: 2439

The Disaster Artist

I've been looking forward to The Disaster Artist since it was announced three years ago and thankfully it does not disappoint. An hilarious and oddly touching film about the making of The Room (based on Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell's book) with an almost scarily good performance from James Franco as...
by kevinknapman
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Paddington 2
Replies: 9
Views: 1509

Paddington 2

Though it might be lacking the element of surprise that made the first film such a welcome pleasure to sit through, Paddington 2 is all kinds of wonderful and then some. Managing to deliver fresh set pieces and hilarious callbacks (hello Simon Farnaby) in a sequel that manages the rare feat of equal...
by kevinknapman
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 9
Views: 1546

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

A wonderfully colourful and frequently hilarious action romp that manages to allow Waititi to maintain his particular deadpan style of humour while always existing very much within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There will probably be those that bemoan the sheer amount of humour and admittedly there...
by kevinknapman
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Florida Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2933

The Florida Project

Once I'd got over the fact that tonight's Odeon Screen Unseen was a film I had a free ticket for tomorrow night (and had also swapped my late shift at work to see it), I bloody loved The Florida Project, Sean Baker's follow-up to Tangerine. Precocious 6 year old Moonee lives with her mother Halley i...
by kevinknapman
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Call Me By Your Name
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: Call Me By Your Name

Despite being high on my list of must see films, I reluctantly decided to skip Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name at the LFF due to my decision to try and avoid films due for release in the UK in October and November. Luckily I only had to wait a couple of weeks after its first LFF screening to ...
by kevinknapman
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Death of Stalin
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: The Death of Stalin

Saw this at Odeon Screen Unseen last week and thought it was Armando Iannuci at his finest. An excellent and frequently laugh out loud script and a fantastic cast including Simon Russell Beale, Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Palin, Rupert Friend, Paul Whiteh...
by kevinknapman
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Lego Ninjago Movie
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: The Lego Ninjago Movie

If you don't mind watching kid's films but think they'd be much more enjoyable if they had jokes about the 'Tom Hardy driving from Birmingham to London' movie Locke, then The LEGO Ninjago Movie is the film for you. Also if you're a Jim Croce fan you'll be in hog heaven. Those slightly odd references...