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    Based on recommendations from here I finally got round to watching The Big Short. Thoroughly enjoyable and educational regarding the financial crisis, some great performances in there as well

    I also watched another Christian Bale film recently in American Hustle, another good film which somehow made me feel sympathy for a corrupt politician

    I also saw War Dogs which was really good but the ending felt a bit rushed, it also showcased Jonah Hill's expanding acting range

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    We saw this earlier in the week:

    a man called ove.jpg

    A fantastic film! I was laughing and crying at the same time coming out of the cinema. If you get the chance, watch it.

    (The lead is Rolf Lassgard who played Wallander in the Swedish film adaptations - not the later TV series).

  3. #123

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    Went to see it comes at night last night. Really good psychological thriller/horror - well worth watching.

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    Watched Jawbone, British film about a boxer. Ray Winstone has a small part. Soundtrack by Paul Weller. Solid 7.5/10.

    Available on the usual internet sources

  5. #125

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    Just seen "Churchill", starring Brian Cox and Miranda Richardson.

    GIVE THIS A MISS!

    It is boring, and little more than a character assassination on the great man, making him out to be a senile, bumbling oaf, who tried to STOP the Normandy landings!! (He had pressed for this operation for two years)

    Awful.

  6. #126

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    The new planet of the apes is pretty good as well. A few cheesy moments but then it is a blockbuster I suppose. I have to say I am quite enjoying this new series of it.

  7. #127

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    I loved American Honey on Sky Cinema.

    But it won't be everyones cup of tea.

    Follows a girl who runs away with some wild magazine sellers.

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    Good but a hell of a slog. 143 minutes.

    Don't believe the adverts, it really isn't as action packed as it makes out.

    More along the lines of Selma only Selma is superior.

    Exploitation cinema at its finest. A few scenes so you like the main characters, then put them in all sorts of bother shortly after. Pulling at your heartstrings.

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    Really good. Not that scary really. Mark Kermode (like him or hate him) described it as an adventure horror.

    People were still jumping all over the place in the cinema.

    If you like Netflix's Stranger Things you will like this 100%.

    "Hellllloooo georgiieeeee"

  10. #130

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    Saw The Limehouse Golem, really enjoyed it.
    The trailer makes it out to be more of a horror than it actually is, really its a Victorian set whodunit set around the music halls.
    Excellent cast with Bill Nighy excellent as always and a really interesting structure.
    Had me guessing right till the end.

  11. #131

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richyrich View Post
    Watched Hell or High Water that Welshyoot recommended in the Film 16 thread. Really good film, some great dialogue.
    Finally saw this. Totally loved it. A nice departure from Hollywood formula films in that it was moraly ambiguous. Like a great Peckenpah or Freidkin film from the seventies. Had a touch of 'Two Lane Blacktop' about it. Lovely stuff.

  12. #132

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue in the Face View Post
    Finally saw this. Totally loved it. A nice departure from Hollywood formula films in that it was moraly ambiguous. Like a great Peckenpah or Freidkin film from the seventies. Had a touch of 'Two Lane Blacktop' about it. Lovely stuff.
    This looks up my street.

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    Good thread this, some good recommendations to watch and avoid

  14. #134

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gwapo View Post
    Good thread this, some good recommendations to watch and avoid
    There have been some excellent recommendations on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordKenwyne View Post


    Really good. Not that scary really. Mark Kermode (like him or hate him) described it as an adventure horror.

    People were still jumping all over the place in the cinema.

    If you like Netflix's Stranger Things you will like this 100%.

    "Hellllloooo georgiieeeee"
    now that's one I want to check out the original one was I enjoyed

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    Saw Baby Driver the other day. Really cool film - very stylish throughout. A love story running through it with some excellent car chases and a good story. Also watched the The House which was actually quite laugh out loud funny in places. Best I have seen in a while is Colossal though - my kind of abstract film.

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    American Made was decent I thought and would recommend it as a "watch just the once" type film.
    Not going to be a classic by any stretch but it's good if you've got 2hrs spare one evening.

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    The Lobster. It's a black comedy I think. It amused me and kept me interested. Very different and a bit daft but worth watching.

  19. #139

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    The Lobster. It's a black comedy I think. It amused me and kept me interested. Very different and a bit daft but worth watching.
    Fascinating film. The same writer-director made another dark bat shit crazy film called Dogtooth. You might like that one if you haven't seen it...

    You also might like Wild Tales. An Argentinian film made up of short stories.

  20. #140

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue in the Face View Post
    Fascinating film. The same writer-director made another dark bat shit crazy film called Dogtooth. You might like that one if you haven't seen it...

    You also might like Wild Tales. An Argentinian film made up of short stories.
    Brave man recommending Dogtooth..
    It was on film 4 the other night so may still be in circulation on there, its certainly love or loathe.

  21. #141

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Brave man recommending Dogtooth..
    It was on film 4 the other night so may still be in circulation on there, its certainly love or loathe.
    Definitely is love or loathe. As is The Lobster. Most will loathe... I'm just testing Pearcy before I start telling him to watch all of Gaspar Noe's films

  22. #142

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue in the Face View Post
    Definitely is love or loathe. As is The Lobster. Most will loathe... I'm just testing Pearcy before I start telling him to watch all of Gaspar Noe's films
    Really surprised Love is uncut on Netflix,didnt expect that.
    Though a cut version would be pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Really surprised Love is uncut on Netflix,didnt expect that.
    Though a cut version would be pointless.
    Most of the film is outright porno so it would be a short film if they cut it. Mental it's on Netflix. Saw that in 3D in the cinema. I felt like a right pervert... Noe won't top his ending for Enter The Void though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue in the Face View Post
    Most of the film is outright porno so it would be a short film if they cut it. Mental it's on Netflix. Saw that in 3D in the cinema. I felt like a right pervert... Noe won't top his ending for Enter The Void though.
    I think the only film of his I could recommend to others is Irreversible, and that would just be based on how good Bellucci and Cassel are, everything else I've seen of his has been an effort to finish.

    There's one particular shot in Love that must have been a bit weird in 3d..
    It would have had me ducking for cover..

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    Say no more. Pretty sure he wanted to be the first director in history to **** on his audience. Very French.

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    Talking of French, just watched "Incendies". It was nominated a few years ago for best foreign language oscar. Subtitled which puts some off but an excellent film. 8.5/10 for me. Story of a mother and her seperated kids, war torn middle east. Hell of a story

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gwapo View Post
    Talking of French, just watched "Incendies". It was nominated a few years ago for best foreign language oscar. Subtitled which puts some off but an excellent film. 8.5/10 for me. Story of a mother and her seperated kids, war torn middle east. Hell of a story
    Its a very good film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gwapo View Post
    Talking of French, just watched "Incendies". It was nominated a few years ago for best foreign language oscar. Subtitled which puts some off but an excellent film. 8.5/10 for me. Story of a mother and her seperated kids, war torn middle east. Hell of a story
    They put me off.

  29. #149

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    Gerald's Game on Netflix is an excellent adaptation of a really underrated Stephen King book.

    Big horror fan but one scene had me looking away from the tele,thats not happened in a while.

  30. #150

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    Finally got a copy of "Sorcerer" a month or so ago which has at last been released on blu ray and DVD too I think for folks who like to watch with a good set up. Directed by William Friedkin (The French Connection, To Live and Die in L.A., Bug, The Excorcist). Remake of amazing "Wages of Fear". Not sure which version I prefer, but they are both great - tense and dark.

    Tangerine Dream do the soundtrack.



    Just found this dodgy upload on the yootoobs. Looks like it's been transferred from VHS and is pan & scan so is cropped.


  31. #151

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    Gerald's Game on Netflix is an excellent adaptation of a really underrated Stephen King book.

    Big horror fan but one scene had me looking away from the tele,thats not happened in a while.
    Going to watch this. Just watched It Follows on Netflix. It’s decent but not as good as it’s reviews in my opinion.

  32. #152

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    The serpent and the rainbow. I cant seem to find it up anywhere,. Remember seeing it as a youngster n it stuck with me. Jacob's Ladder similar. Got me interested.

  33. #153

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    I see that the new Trainspotting film is now being shown on Sky,is it any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Llanedeyrnblue View Post
    I see that the new Trainspotting film is now being shown on Sky,is it any good?
    It's really good, tidy soundtrack too including The Rubberbandits brilliant track Dad's best friend.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYgPznBrjiA

  35. #155

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    Just watched Brawl in cellblock 99

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5657856/

    Made by the same director who made the much loved Bone Tomahawk.
    Really good film, takes a while to get going but once it does its really full on.
    Vince Vaughn is excellent and if you thought bone tomahawk was violent wait until you see this, there are scenes of violence in this I've never seen in a film before.
    As a huge horror and grindhouse/exploitation cinema fan you think you've seen everything there is to see in shocking scenes but this goes that little bit extra.
    Cant wait to see what he does next.

  36. #156

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    Just had to sit through the new Thor film and was surprised just how watchable it was. Some actually funny scenes in it, oddly enough. Two hours zoomed by. Nice looking young lady in the film too - Tessa Thompson.

  37. #157

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maccy Blue View Post
    Just had to sit through the new Thor film and was surprised just how watchable it was. Some actually funny scenes in it, oddly enough. Two hours zoomed by. Nice looking young lady in the film too - Tessa Thompson.
    Thank god I just read this, going tomorrow with an old friend who wants to watch it, not my thing at all, but if it is watchable then it will blow all my expectations

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris lee View Post
    Thank god I just read this, going tomorrow with an old friend who wants to watch it, not my thing at all, but if it is watchable then it will blow all my expectations
    A bloke came to the Cinema this evening and asked is it a kids film? I explained it is a Marvel film. Super hero kind of thing. He decided to watch. As he left he came up to me and said he thought it was excellent.

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