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by ladams888
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Overlord
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Overlord

Saw this at Kingston Odeon. Not knowing anything about it, I thought it was going to be a war film, in fact it was a terrible zombie pseudo-horror film. The beginning was good, but as soon as they got to the French village it all went rapidly downhill. I feel as if I have wasted two hours of my life...
by ladams888
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Life Itself
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Life Itself

Saw this at the London Film Festival. After a slow and unsure start, I became immersed in the film and by the end I really loved it. Without giving away any spoilers, it left me felling very satisfied as all the loose ends had resolved themselves – it’s a nice feeling walking away from a film and no...
by ladams888
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: A Star is Born
Replies: 34
Views: 3536

Re: A Star is Born

Saw this in Wimbledon Odeon. I have seen both the Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand versions, so, knew the story – a superstar at the end of his career and a newcomer right at the beginning of hers. I was absolutely blown away by Lady Gaga – she can really sing and can really act. I read some of the...
by ladams888
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: A Simple Favour
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: A Simple Favour

Saw this in a very full Wimbledon Odeon. Although billed as a thriller, after a strong start it lost momentum about half-way through and degenerated into a comedy. Anna Kendrick was good as the annoying, vlogging single mother and Blake lively was good at – being a tall, beautiful, modelesque mum – ...
by ladams888
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: American Animals
Replies: 10
Views: 1191

Re: American Animals

Saw this last night at the Vue Piccadilly (nearly walked right past the cinema entrance, as it now appears to be disguised as a building site!). I was expecting a typical bank robbery-type drama full of blood, gore and very little plot. What we got, however, was a very original story (a true story, ...
by ladams888
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Searching
Replies: 25
Views: 2684

Re: Searching

Saw Searching yesterday at Clapham Picturehouse. I was expecting a fairly predictable film where the father is searching for his lost daughter who has been abducted/run away. I was pleasantly surprised by the way the film was portrayed, in its entirety, on social media. A very clever, completely ori...
by ladams888
Wed May 30, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Book Club
Replies: 14
Views: 1320

Re: Book Club

Saw this yesterday at Wimbledon Odeon. I must admit that I was disappointed, having seen some pre-release blurb saying it was the best comedy of 2018. I found the ploy contrived, the script unnatural and the acting hammy - even though there were some big names involved (a very over-botoxed Jane Fond...
by ladams888
Tue May 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Edie
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Edie

Saw this in Wimbledon last night. A poignant film dealing with a woman in her 80s (Edie - played brilliantly by Sheila Hancock) finally coming to terms with freedom after being her invalid husband’s carer for thirty years. Although her way of expressing this freedom was pretty bonkers (i.e. climbing...
by ladams888
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: I Feel Pretty
Replies: 16
Views: 1616

Re: I Feel Pretty

Saw this last night at Wimbledon Odeon. I enjoyed the film more than I thought I would. It wasn’t brilliant but also wasn’t completely terrible. Amy Schumer was the ideal choice to play Renee, an awkward self-conscious nobody who suddenly gets imbued with self-confidence. It was funny watching the t...
by ladams888
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Saw this yesterday at Clapham Picturehouse. A beautifully shot film with a strong cast. I particularly enjoyed seeing Penelope Wilton and Kit Connor in the film, having only just seen both of them in Fanny & Alexander at the Old Vic. At the time, I was very impressed with Kit Connor and made a menta...