What was the last film you watched? v3

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Gulai Polye
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Jul 1 2016 19:56

It - 3 hour long

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Jul 3 2016 01:59
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A reporter on Radio 4 the other night said he knew the answer. He’d tried on the trooper’s helmet and the vision was crap.

https://youtu.be/dBQaLuqwtl8

I watched High-Rise recently, and being a huge fan of A Field in England, Kill List, and Ballard I was looking forward to it, but it disappointed me somewhat - it didn't seem very coherent.

I grew up reading Deadpool, so was apprehensive about the film, as I generally hate comic adaptations - with the recent Dredd being an exception - but found it pretty good and funny. The comics are still waaay better though.

Went to see Hateful Eight a couple of months back at the cinema only to find queues for it stretching around the corner. Asked if there were any tickets left and the cashier gave us a look of "is that a joke mate?". Saw Carol instead, in an empty theatre, and actually really liked it. Beautifully shot, nice characterisation. Found out the next day that Quentin Tarantino was actually in the building with Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson, and that was the reason it was so busy. I just thought it was because of "Cheap Tuesday".

Also saw the first Mad Max accompanied by a live afro/shaolin-futurist jazz band, and it was a fucking amazing experience, they were so tight. Just snippets of dialogue were heard every now and again in between the live score. Great stuff.

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Jul 3 2016 06:39

Hello Standfied, haven't seen you for quite a while. How goes it?

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Jul 3 2016 07:42

Just found the episodes on Youtube. In the process of downloading them ( Days of Hope).

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Jul 3 2016 11:52
Noah Fence wrote:
Hello Standfied, haven't seen you for quite a while. How goes it?

Hey man, alright? Took me a while to figure out you've changed your name!

I'm good man, got out of the UK, fresh start, etc. How you doing man?

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Jul 3 2016 22:25

I just watched What We Do In The Shadows. It's a comedy horror about vampires and it's fucking funny.

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Jul 3 2016 22:30
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re-watched O Brother Where Art Thou. almost as good as the first time, but some of the characterization seemed clunky.

A good film which I enjoyed. As for Hail Caesar, it was funny in places but I lost interest about half way through.

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Jul 12 2016 21:45

A film called Adult Life Skills, it's really good. Maybe appeals to a certain audience but that audience was me.

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Jul 12 2016 21:45
Standfield wrote:
Noah Fence wrote:
Hello Standfied, haven't seen you for quite a while. How goes it?

Hey man, alright? Took me a while to figure out you've changed your name!

I'm good man, got out of the UK, fresh start, etc. How you doing man?

Where out of the U.K.? Anywhere exotic?
I'm ain't so well but in fine spirits so all good really.
Stick around and hit the forums, you know you want to!

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Jul 13 2016 06:44

Comrades (1987); about the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the making of the English working class.

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Jul 13 2016 18:28

Cathy Come Home sad

Gulai Polye
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Jul 15 2016 22:54

Dead pool - Not bad not good either. Just in the middle. I was kind a forced to watch it because someone had organised a screening of it for free

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Jul 16 2016 18:18

American Ultra. It was meh, but ok.

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Jul 25 2016 17:54

My Old Lady (2014) directed by Israel Horovitz with Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and Maggie Smith.

Acting is brilliant and disturbing/unusual story line which kept me guessing. Best appreciated if you like Paris and think most ‘action’ type movies are wasted time.

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Jul 28 2016 09:53

Up the junction, it was ok, not as good as Cathy Come Home.

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Aug 4 2016 17:45

Riff-Raff, fucking great film.

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Aug 4 2016 18:12

That's by Ken Loach, no?

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Aug 4 2016 18:45
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That's by Ken Loach, no?

Yes it is. It's really good, really brings some issues of the time to the fore. Apparently it has so much energy because it was shot in about 8 weeks. Two of the stars, Carlyle and Tomlinson had worked in the building trade themselves and Tomlinson had actually been in prison for organising activities.

I'm having a bit of a classic social commentary (don't exactly know what to call the genre) binge at the moment.

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Aug 4 2016 19:12

Yeah, Riff-raff is top notch. I've also recently been watching Loach's Days of Hope series from the 70s. I saw it first time round and now can't believe that was scheduled on the peak viewing slot on BBC2 because today it wouldn't even get a 3am slot on the most obscure channel no cunt watches.

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Aug 4 2016 21:14

The Human Condition - No Greater Love

The Human Condition is a Japanese epic film trilogy made between 1959 and 1961, based on the six-volume novel published from 1956 to 1958 by Junpei Gomikawa. It was directed by Masaki Kobayashi and stars Tatsuya Nakadai. The trilogy follows the life of Kaji, a Japanese pacifist and socialist, as he tries to survive in the totalitarian and oppressive world of World War II-era Japan. Altogether, the trilogy is 9 hours, 47 minutes long, not including intermissions, and is one of the longest fiction films ever made.

"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Human_Condition_(film_series)"

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Aug 17 2016 16:28

No God, No Master - Despite it being a bit shallow and almost annoying with "the good guys" message, I find it a fine TV film.

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Aug 17 2016 17:16

Predestination - decent time traveling movie that with some tweaking could have. been great.

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Aug 18 2016 22:14

Weiner dog. Really terrible. An hour and a half of my life that I won't get back. Also very depressing.

Gulai Polye
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Aug 20 2016 19:07

Long Way Round

https://vimeo.com/133900897

Saw all the episodes in one day grin

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Aug 25 2016 19:38

Spirit of 45. Very good film, I think I will watch it again.

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Aug 25 2016 20:09

The Scorch Trials. Wanted to watch a mindless flick, but got more than I bargained for. It was so mindless that it got confusing. The entire film consisted of running. Utter garbage! And I have a very low threshold for mediocre pop culture.

Edit; it's the sequel to The Maze Runner, which I found entertaining.

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Sep 1 2016 23:31

Julieta, the new Almodovar film. It was as good as Volver, which I personally like the best of his films, maybe even a tiny bit better. Had some good temas and motifs. I used the Spanish word tema because I don't think that the English word theme has quite the same meaning. I want to dissect it endlessly but it would give the plot away, anyway see it if you can. It is a film for film students and absolutely prototypical Almodovar, he was almost parodying himself at points I think and it was all the better for it. Some social commentary along the way but I think it was incidental to the film, he manages to talk about society without getting bogged down in it.

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Oct 7 2016 21:33

The Obvious Child, it was ok.

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Oct 13 2016 10:24

As an ex-pat Londoner I enjoyed watching 'London:The Modern Babylon' recently. It's a 2 hour Julian Temple film produced using archive footage from the BBC and BFI with music from the periods covered. Broadly chronological from Victorian times to nearly the present day with an underlying theme of changes and conflict around class and race and a positive gloss on the recurrent rise of ''the mob''. Has anyone else seen this?

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Oct 18 2016 11:05

American Honey, I don't know if I liked this film or not, if it had a strong message or if it was just gratuitous style over substance, it's definitely stuck in my head though.