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by fillumboy2
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: War On Everyone
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: War On Everyone

I am sure a lot of people will hate this film, but we loved it. Yes, it is self-consciously stylised, but it's great style - the Scorsese tracking shot is wonderful. Yes, it is doused in cynicism, but there is nothing new there - they'd happily have fitted into Chinatown and Altman's Long Goodbye. A...
by fillumboy2
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Bridget Jones's Baby
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Bridget Jones's Baby

Emma Thompson definitely steals the film.
by fillumboy2
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Don't know the novels, but this is a great little film. It is a kids' film, but one that grown-ups can definitely enjoy equally. You can see why Burton would be the obvious choice for the source material, it's a perfect fit. Only saw it in 2D, so cannot comment on how well done the 3D was. Eva Green...
by fillumboy2
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Girl With All The Gifts
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: The Girl With All The Gifts

Superb film - one of the best things we have seen this year. Nice to see a film being made with such underlying intelligence. It's 28 Days Later "fast" zombies, but with the look and feel of say Children of Men or Never Let Me Go. It looks fantastic for such a (relatively) low budget film - the way ...
by fillumboy2
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Deepwater Horizon
Replies: 20
Views: 2784

Re: Deepwater Horizon

In many ways, it is reminscent in feel to some of those 70s "disaster" films, such as Towering Inferno - but with the difference that it's true. The long, slow build-up is the usual approach to these films, but it works very well - although they could perhaps established some of the other characters...
by fillumboy2
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Swiss Army Man
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Swiss Army Man

Probably the weirdest film to reach the multiplex screens this year. Castaway meets Weekend at Bernie's, as if directed by Michel Gondry. Some people won't "get it", and it doesn't always hold together, but if you just trust the makers and go with it, it is one of the most enjoyable films we've seen...
by fillumboy2
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Kubo and the Two Strings
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Kubo and the Two Strings

Best animation of the year.

Quite a Studio Ghibli feel to the whole thing, but astonishingly it is stop-motion, which several people didn't even notice until the "bonus" footage over the end cresits
by fillumboy2
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Infiltrator
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: The Infiltrator

Somehow this didn't quite work. A Serpico plot with American Hustle retro stylings, Cranston gives his usual excellent performance and the direction is fine, yet for some reason it never takes off. It is still worth seeing, but is only a competent 7.0/10, when you can't help thinking it should (and ...
by fillumboy2
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: I, Daniel Blake
Replies: 29
Views: 3232

Re: I, Daniel Blake

...and wonderful performances all round.
by fillumboy2
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: I, Daniel Blake
Replies: 29
Views: 3232

Re: I, Daniel Blake

50 years on from Cathy Come Home and perhaps we have not come as far as we might like to think.

Another heartbreaker from Loach - I have not heard so much sniffling and tissue rustling in a cinema in a very long-time - all the more powerful because it is based in fact, not fiction.