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by ladams888
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Darkest Hour
Replies: 13
Views: 2211

Darkest Hour

An amazing performance by Gary Oldman. I thought I was really watching Churchill. Although a very serious film, there was still plenty of humour - mostly down to Churchill's grumpiness and his mannerisms. A must-see film – especially for many of the younger people today who seem to know very little ...
by ladams888
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Disaster Artist
Replies: 19
Views: 2394

Re: The Disaster Artist

Saw this in Wimbledon Odeon. Went to this film completely blind, so had no idea what the film was about or what to expect. The jerky camera movements made me think it was a spoof fly-on-the-wall documentary, but then the plot started to develop. James Franco was virtually unrecognisable as Tommy Wis...
by ladams888
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Journey's End
Replies: 0
Views: 456

Journey's End

Saw this premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square as part of the London Film Festival. A gritty, moving film about soldiers in the trenches of the Great War waiting for the Spring Offensive. Sam Claflin was excellent as Stanhope, the war-weary officer whose mental disintegration we were witnessing fir...
by ladams888
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Guardians
Replies: 1
Views: 346

The Guardians

Saw this at the Embankment Gardens Pop-Up cinema (as part of the London Film Festival). It was the story of a mother (Hortense – Nathalie Baye) and her daughter (Solange – Laura Smet – Nathalie Baye’s real-life daughter) having to manually work their family farm in the absence of the male members of...
by ladams888
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Borg Vs McEnroe
Replies: 7
Views: 8311

Re: Borg Vs McEnroe

Saw this yesterday in Wimbledon (very apt!). Not being a tennis fan (at all!), I was not sure if it was going to be my sort of film. However it soon became apparent that watching the rivalry between Borg and McEnroe was very similar to the rivalry between Hunt and Lauda in Rush. So, not so much a fi...
by ladams888
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Limehouse Golem
Replies: 16
Views: 13954

Re: Limehouse Golem

I feel quite the opposite! I didn't like this film and couldn’t wait for it to finish (I kept looking at my watch). It was attempting to be a scary Victorian melodrama, but it failed on all counts and ended up looking more like a B movie. I normally adore Bill Nighy, but not when he is trying to be ...
by ladams888
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Big Sick
Replies: 30
Views: 8611

Re: The Big Sick

Saw this yesterday at a full Clapham Picturehouse. A rather slow-moving quirky film about the cultural conflicts of being a Pakistani in the US. Interestingly, the protagonist, Kumail Nanjiani was played by himself. Zoe Kazan played his love interest, Emily. Kumail accepted all along that eventually...
by ladams888
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: My Cousin Rachel
Replies: 7
Views: 1173

Re: My Cousin Rachel

Saw this yesterday at the Mayfair Curzon at a special screening plus Q&A with the director, Roger Michell. I am familiar with the story, having (many years ago) read the book and have also seen a TV adaptation. As I adore costume dramas, I really liked this film. The locations were stunning, althoug...
by ladams888
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Gifted
Replies: 30
Views: 4487

Re: Gifted

Saw this at Wimbledon Odeon. A charming film about six-year-old Mary (McKenna Grace), a maths prodigy who was caught up in a tug-of-war between her Uncle Frank (Chris Evans), who wanted her to have a normal childhood and her grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) who wanted to hothouse her. It reminded me a b...
by ladams888
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Arthur : Legend of The Sword
Replies: 13
Views: 1993

Re: Arthur : Legend of The Sword

Saw this in a packed Kingston Odeon. I knew as soon as the film started with the mechanical elephants bearing down on us, that this wasn’t the film for me and I was absolutely right – a dire screenplay, ridiculous costumes and appalling acting by some of the cameos (e.g. Golden Balls). It was overly...