What was the last film you watched? v3

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Nov 3 2016 23:30

I, Daniel Blake, about as subtle as a fucking sledgehammer but I guess as a polemic that was kind of the point. Did reduce me to tears at one point. Although I was more or less aware of the state of affairs one thing the film did for me was to remind me that this situation is unnecessary and unacceptable and remind me to give to food banks.

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Nov 4 2016 13:35

The Babadook. Australian horror. Really good and is sort of a feminist take on the genre. Quite refreshing.

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Nov 13 2016 20:14

The Addams Family Values. Great film.

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Nov 13 2016 21:18

The Art of the Steal - heist movie with Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon and lots of twists and double crosses. Nothing special, enjoyable enough.
Nick and Norah's infinite playlist - Michael Cera was in every single film in the world for a couple of years. He does his thing here, it's likeable enough and the movie works out and is enjoyable.

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Nov 14 2016 15:31

The Violators. Solid Brit-flick. It passed the time but didn't really wow me.

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Nov 14 2016 17:07

Hector. Another Brit-flick, way superior this time. Proper feel-good in a funny kind of way. A feel-bad feel-good, or something.

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Nov 14 2016 23:29

Arrival. Exactly like I thought it was going to be only a bit worse.

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Nov 15 2016 10:25

"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?"
No, but now I want to.

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Nov 16 2016 16:08

When Marnie was there. I quite enjoyed this, probably not one of the best Studio Ghibli but good nonetheless.

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Dec 3 2016 14:59

Paterson. I really struggled to get over the fact that it was made by Amazon studios so I can't really give a fair assessment of this film. It was a bit dull in the middle but I loved the end. Just, Amazon making a super-cute little indie film? Epitomized everything that's wrong with 2016.

I've just seen that the same director made Broken Flowers and the film makes a bit more sense now.

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Dec 3 2016 16:13

the killers, 1946. every frame has something to see but there are some top bits of film shooting in there. lancaster and gardner are top billed but o'brien, levene, and conrad are the stars. bonus: got it in a 50% off sale of criterion DVDs.

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Dec 3 2016 16:14

Fury. That movie was absolute trash.

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Dec 3 2016 17:55

An Inspector Calls (1982). Very good.

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Dec 19 2016 00:36

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I enjoyed it.

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Dec 19 2016 23:43

Arrival. Enjoyed it a lot. Interesting take on first contact that is not all about blowing shit up.

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Dec 20 2016 00:43

on the waterfront. been many years since i saw it last and it has that great dialogue and those great scenes and lee j. cobb is great as well as brando, but at root, i'd forgotten, it's about a palooka saved by the love of a good woman. fred gwynne's one line is pretty funny.

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Dec 20 2016 11:09
Khawaga wrote:
Arrival. Enjoyed it a lot. Interesting take on first contact that is not all about blowing shit up.

I've meaning to watch Arrival but not got round to it yet. Will definately have to watch it now you say it's a good film, cheers.

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Dec 20 2016 12:36
petey wrote:
on the waterfront. been many years since i saw it last and it has that great dialogue and those great scenes and lee j. cobb is great as well as brando, but at root, i'd forgotten, it's about a palooka saved by the love of a good woman. fred gwynne's one line is pretty funny.

A great film. I love the bit when he stands up to the dodgy bossman at the end of the film and the bit where he says " just a couple extra potatoes, thats all I want" in the car, classic. As you say, great dialogue and also great, believable acting.

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Dec 21 2016 13:54

First Contact. Good film, it kind of seems like there's a big plot hole but it's easily ignored and otherwise the film was interesting and thoughtful. Short summary: linguist gets sent to talk to aliens.

I am not a Serial Killer : does a pretty good job considering the book is from the viewpoint of an uncommunicative sociopath. I enjoyed it, will watch a sequel but preferred the book. The film was much more about growing old, or so it seemed to me, than growing up like the book.

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Dec 22 2016 16:02

Anyone seen In Dubious Battle yet?

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Dec 22 2016 16:34

The Wave (Bølgen). Norwegian attempt at a Hollywood style disaster movie. Absolutely mediocre.

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Dec 22 2016 16:51

Just watched an old favourite, John Ford’s ‘Stagecoach’ (1939).

It’s a great movie in all respects, with the caveat that the Native Americans are presented like a force of nature, with no information about their motivations. In mitigation, Ford had respect for the ‘Indians’, and through the years built up a good relationship using them in his movies.

Best bit: I’d forgotten how the ‘respectable’ banker expounds the same political line that Trump successfully sold to his supporters (almost word for word).

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Dec 27 2016 03:15

The Game (1997) with Michael Douglas and Sean Penn. It was very good and I enjoyed it but I'm not sure I was convinced by the ending.

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Dec 27 2016 03:51

the thin blue line, errol morris. i'd never seen an errol morris film, this one fully lived up to its reputation. the DVD has a 30 minute or so interview with morris himself shot recently (2014) which is almost as entertaining as the movie itself.

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Dec 27 2016 13:35

Watched John Pilgers' documentary film ''The Coming War on China''. The emphasis in the 'on' in terms of the dominant role of the USA facing the Chinese challenger and despite his leftist sympathies doesn't represent it as anything other than a battle between two big capitalist powers. Well worth a watch with some good background material at the beginning. Maybe a useful popular style film which could be used by anarchist/socialist groups to start a discussion meeting?

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Dec 27 2016 18:53

The Rasberry Reich

If you like porn, Atari Teenage Riot and communism then this is the film for you.

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DEATH TO THE FASCIST INSECT THAT PREYS ON THE LIFE OF THE PEOPLE!!!

https://youtu.be/_E2cJ9gbWnQ

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Dec 28 2016 02:34

Frantic (1988) starring Harrison Ford. Like The Game, it's a film where the main characters haven't got a clue what is going on and neither have you. A good film but corny in places.

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Jan 6 2017 10:37

Star Wars - Rogue One. If this film wasn't Star Wars I would be ripping the shit out of it, as it is it was ok.

Unconditional. Off beat coming of age story which gets unexpectedly dark. Beautifully shot and acted.

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Jan 6 2017 10:38

Can I have another go at Paterson. "A film in which the most exciting thing that happens is that a bus breaks down".

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Jan 6 2017 23:25

Fighting the Bill (1970):

www.rmt-television.org.uk/video/video62