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Brixton Ritzy - upcoming films, reviews and opinions

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Gramsci, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Only one mention of Devon. New Age chic is in. How like Devon .:rolleyes:

    Anyone seen "Cloud Atlas" ? very New Age. Korean cutie cyborg tells us we are all interconnected and should love one another. :D
     
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I saw that today :D
     
  3. pissflaps

    pissflaps i've got a headache in my pants...

    Cloud Atlas is just... just awful. It's like watching 7 shit movies all at once, all with tom hanks in them. please don't watch this film, it will ruin the rest of your week.
     
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  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I enjoyed Django, but then I have no problem with violent films :D
     
  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Django is very violent. Cloud Atlas- it rolls along nicely and essentially is a love story. But not a great film.
     
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  6. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    anyways... Gramsci and Minnie the Minx - I did see Django in the end.. it actually turned out to be less violent than I had anticipated so I survived it.. and got my swim. All good. I did think it was way too long though - a bit in the middle there I was zoning out - but that may say more about my attention span these days than anything else. Not used to being able to sit still in one place for such a long time.
     
  7. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

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    I'd avoid Cloud Atlas then :D
     
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  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I'd avoid Cloud Atlas then :D[/quote]

    And definitely not "Beyond the Hills"- two and half hours of arthouse Euromisery:D

    I liked it. Best film Ive seen for a while.

    Stoker is worth a look if you like extreme Asian cinema. ( in English:eek:)
     
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Dubbed or subtitles? Or actually English English? :hmm:

    eta: Ah right

     
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  10. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    And definitely not "Beyond the Hills"- two and half hours of arthouse Euromisery:D

    I liked it. Best film Ive seen for a while.

    Stoker is worth a look if you like extreme Asian cinema. ( in English:eek:)[/quote]

    Stoker is brilliant :cool: I have no desire to see Cloud Atlas (Tom Hanks hater) and I thought Django was both too long and rather predictable.

    /Barry Norman
     
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  11. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    English. American English, but English nonetheless.
     
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  12. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I like Park Chan Wook, so might make that my next outing
     
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  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    U might be interested in the Czech films starting at Ritzy this Sunday. Saw some last year. Czech cinema is of high standard.
     
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  14. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Stoker was rubbish. Nipsla and gramci must be tripping.
    Carry on
     
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  15. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Saw Bullhead on Tuesday. Brilliant film.
    Warning: it's not a particularly violent film but there is one scene which the gentlemen will find particularly disturbing. It's not graphic, but the cinema went silent for about thirty seconds and then you could hear the guys starting to breath again. It was very key to the plot though.
     
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  16. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Used to watch loads of movies but - working evenings and needing babysitters - can't risk wasting a night out on a bad film.
     
  17. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I started a new thread?
     
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  18. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Great performance from the same actor who was in Rust and Bone.Similar character but no happy ending in a Belgium film. I did like this film. Belgium films are often extreme like this one. There is not a lot of actual violence but the potential of it is simmering away in the background.

    As a film about masculinity I thought it worked well without being PC. Reminded a bit of "Raging Bull" .Saw it with a female friend and she liked it so its not a film just directed at men.

    I also liked the Belgium black humour. And references to the Flemish/ Walloon divide.

    Deserved a wider release.
     
  19. MillwallShoes

    MillwallShoes Don't kill the Lion

    my mum went to see "a romanian film" last night at ritzy and said it, the film, was "fucking awful." sorry i ahvent got mroe to go on.
     
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  20. MillwallShoes

    MillwallShoes Don't kill the Lion

    that's waht rotten tomatoes is for..
     
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  21. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    :D:cool:

    Anything with Nicole Kidman.

    A friend said she did not like Kidman as she used botox and her face was wooden. Told her that when she his 40+ she might decide to have a bit of help. She insisted her skin would remain flawless. She is stunning.
     
  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    That would be "Beyond the Hills".
     
  23. MillwallShoes

    MillwallShoes Don't kill the Lion

    yep, think that was it.
     
  24. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Oh no, is Kidman in it? :(
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sorry - I asked on the Brixton news thread about spinning the Ritzy film talk off in to a separate thread and yours was the first post I could find from that thread. Still, think of the kudos!
     
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  26. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    fine by me.:)

    Good idea
     
  27. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    And what is your reason for not liking the Aussie?:)
     
  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    She married Tom Cruise for a start!
     
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  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Czech film festival starts at Ritzy this Sunday.

    They will be showing a new Czech film every Sunday for next weeks.

    Czech film is of a high standard. For a small country they have a long standing film industry. Not many get released here so this will be only chance to see these films.
     
  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    What I said on film/books thread:

    "Beyond the Hills" (Dupa dealuri ) Trailer here

    I went to see this fine example of Euromisery at the Ritzy. Two and a half hours of unrelenting grimness. Not a crowd puller then. Lots of room as the cinema only had about ten people in it Saturday afternoon. I liked it.:D Great way to spend cold Saturday afternoon.

    Its made by the director Cristian Mingiu. He is known for his film about abortion in Communist Romania "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile)".

    After seeing it I read it is loosely based on a real event. A women who undergoes an exorcism at a Monastery. No its not melodramatic. The Father is not a "Rasputin". Its very claustrophobic. You are not told the time it is set in. But there is a jolt when you realise its around now. The monastery is almost medieval. Its not an exploitative place but a refuge from the harshness of present day Romania. It expressed a disappointment with the West. Communism is gone but the West ( as the Father says at one point) is no alternative. The self imposed poverty of the Father makes his church more popular. Also gets him in trouble with the church hierarchy. However the real world impinges itself on the monastery when a confused women turns up.

    The film contains no music until right at the end when the credits come up. Another jolt as I then realised the sound in the film was the wind more than anything.

    It reminded me of the work of Bela Tarr (Satantango). In the post Communist times people look to something they can believe in. But , with the black humour of East Europe, it turns out into a disaster and a false trail.

    The cinematography is very good. Particularly the way he lets you get to know people through there faces.

    I would say it is definitely worth seeing. If not light entertainment.

    Shows that Mingiu is not a one off director. This is an assured piece of film making. I look forward to his next film. Good to see Romanian film is getting released here.​
     

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