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by ladams888
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Gifted
Replies: 30
Views: 4854

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: 2158

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...
by ladams888
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Promise
Replies: 25
Views: 3229

Re: The Promise

Saw this at Wandsworth Cineworld. A harrowing film about the Armenian genocide (something that, even though it happened over 100 years ago, the Turkish authorities still don’t admit to). We follow the fate of Mikael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), an Armenian pharmacist who wishes to become a doctor and wh...
by ladams888
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Their Finest
Replies: 24
Views: 2909

Re: Their Finest

Saw this is the newly refurbished Wandsworth Cineworld. Haven’t been there for over a year and was very impressed with the cinema. The film, however, was a bit of a let-down. I had seen the trailer, which featured a lot of Bill Nighy and this really made me want to go and see it. However most of the...
by ladams888
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Going in Style
Replies: 25
Views: 6098

Re: Going in Style

Saw this in Kingston Odeon. It was a sweet film, about three old codgers wanting to rob a bank in order to steal back their pensions, which the bank, as company administrator, had seized in order to p*y off company debts. Michael Caine’s character stood to lose his house if he didn’t get his pension...
by ladams888
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: City of Tiny Lights
Replies: 0
Views: 616

City of Tiny Lights

Saw this at the Odeon Covent Garden. It starred Riz Ahmed (of the Night of) as the unconventional private detective Tommy Akhtar, who was trying to find a missing prostitute. As the story unfolded we realised that the film wasn’t just about the missing prostitute, but also about something that happe...
by ladams888
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Lost City of Z
Replies: 17
Views: 22604

Re: The Lost City of Z

Saw this at Clapham Picturehouse. Having purposely not read anything about the film beforehand, but having seen one trailer, I was expecting an Indiana Jones type of escapade. Thus I was disappointed that the film seemed to be interminably long and really dragged in the middle. I caught myself looki...
by ladams888
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: The Time Of Their Lives
Replies: 16
Views: 2318

Re: The Time Of Their Lives

Saw this yesterday at Wimbledon Odeon. With two big names like Joan Collins and Pauline Collins (no relation), I was really looking forward to this, thinking it would be on the lines of Ab Fab or Thelma and Louise. I must admit that I was disappointed. I thought Joan Collins was great, as the ageing...
by ladams888
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Viceroys House
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

Re: Viceroys House

Saw this yesterday afternoon at Piccadilly Vue. I found the film fascinating – it really enhanced my very limited knowledge of Indian partition. I never knew it was such a contentious issue. Hugh Bonneville was excellent as the bemused Viceroy trying to handle the situation as fairly as possible – n...
by ladams888
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Film Discussion
Topic: Toni Erdmann (2016)
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Toni Erdmann (2016)

Saw this at the Wimbledon Curzon (first time I have been to a screening there). It was billed as a comedy, but the 2 hour 42 minute joke was built around a wig and a pair of false teeth. Mildly amusing at first - but by the end of the film that joke had been done to death. There were very few laugh-...