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« Reply #31540 on: July 21, 2021, 04:16:58 AM »



Hmm, if it had not been for the stellar turn from Oldman as Winston, I'm not sure how much I would have got from this film. Not that it's bad and it does look nice, as well as make some interesting setting of contexts (albeit with liberties with historical accuracy), but apart from Oldman, to me it felt rather undistinguished.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31541 on: July 22, 2021, 12:47:49 AM »
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.

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« Reply #31542 on: July 22, 2021, 03:43:36 AM »
I have not. Is it based on this film?

Let's just say it is very heavily based on the tone and aesthetics of the film. The plot details might differ from season to season, but the general idea is the same - criminals who are not masterminds, bad planning, miscommunication, quirky characters etc etc.

Each season is a completely separate story, through there are little linkages to indicate they are all inhabiting the same universe.
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« Reply #31543 on: July 22, 2021, 04:19:57 AM »
The Ipcress File (1965)

I had never watched this Michael Caine film previously. It is a great espionage yarn, but with more office antics and conspiracy threads, and very artsy camera shots. The John Barry score, with its cimbalom tune, is ever reminiscent of James Bond's guitar motive.

It looks like I have a number of sequels to catch up on too.

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« Reply #31544 on: July 22, 2021, 07:10:15 AM »
A few days back :



This was pure fun, predictable in many ways yes, but we did enjoy it immensely, it drew us in, with some proper laughs along the way.

Spotted a couple of hidden references to unmentioned Beatles songs, worthy of another watch another time to find some more.

Agree great fun, and very funny at times. I thought the ending could have been a *touch* less fairytale maybe, to complement the bittersweet nature of the film. Thought all the leads played their parts well, and I loved his Beatles covers!

Imagine a composer waking up and finding nobody had ever heard of Bach e.g, then started churning out his masterpieces! I imagine he'd just get called a charlatan for coming up with irrelevant, derivative rubbish or something. Strange thought.

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« Reply #31545 on: July 22, 2021, 03:25:33 PM »


Fifth or sixth viewing. A perfect gem of a film.

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« Reply #31546 on: July 24, 2021, 04:04:00 PM »


as good as promised

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« Reply #31547 on: July 24, 2021, 04:29:05 PM »
Persona non Grata



Best thing I've seen at the Scandinavian Film Festival so far. A comedy-drama about a woman who hated her country childhood going back home for a family wedding.
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« Reply #31548 on: Today at 06:29:53 AM »


Interesting for two reasons: the gorgeously sombre Faroe landscape and the opportunity to learn some Danish words and phrases. Otherwise, mediocre.
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« Reply #31549 on: Today at 07:49:29 AM »
A few days back :



---we did enjoy it immensely, it drew us in, with some proper laughs along the way.

Hey Dude ...don't make it bad.
Take a sad song and make it better. ;D


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« Reply #31550 on: Today at 09:24:59 AM »
Hey Dude ...don't make it bad.
Take a sad song and make it better. ;D

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Nice one, Sarge !
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« Reply #31551 on: Today at 09:52:36 AM »
Black Widow (2021) w/ the stars in the quote below; 24th continuation of the Marvel films distributed by the Disney Studios - now playing in theaters, but also put on Disney+ so I could stream from home (on my son's Disney account) - over the years I've stream most of these Marvel comics films and am not a big fan, fast-action CGI blow em up and killed anybody in sight!  :laugh:  However, this one seems to have gleamed some better reviews, e.g. 81% from the critics on RottenTomatoes (92% audience rating) - I don't own any of these movies nor plan to rewatch them - stream this one on my new 50" 4K HDTV and looked good!  Only recommended to die-hard Marvel Cinematic Universe fans, which I'm sure we have some here?  Dave :)

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Black Widow is a 2021 American superhero film based on Marvel Comics featuring the character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by Cate Shortland from a screenplay by Eric Pearson, and stars Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow alongside Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz. Set immediately after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), the film sees Romanoff on the run and forced to confront a conspiracy tied to her past. (Source)

 

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« Reply #31552 on: Today at 10:54:13 AM »


as good as promised

That was actually surprisingly upbeat.  That is my movie of the year.

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« Reply #31553 on: Today at 11:24:23 AM »
That was actually surprisingly upbeat.  That is my movie of the year.

David - we enjoyed the film which won many awards, including Oscars for Best Picture and Actress!  Dave  :)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31554 on: Today at 03:33:57 PM »
I have been rewatching "James Wan/Leigh Whannel" horror on Blu-ray in July:

The Conjuring
The Conjuring 2
Annabelle
Annabelle: Creation
Annabelle Comes Home
Lights Out
Insidious
Insidious Chapter 2
Insidious Chapter 3
Insidious: The Last Key
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« Reply #31555 on: Today at 04:01:47 PM »
Huh. Somehow I was unaware it got the best picture Oscar. Surprising they'd give it to something so understated and languid. And to something that goes out of its way to avoid many popular storytelling cliches (for example the bit with the dog made for an interesting conversation after the film).