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List the films you've seen at the cinema: 2019

colacubes

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Well someone has to start it :cool:

1. The Favourite. Weird, wonderful and some absolutely extraordinary performances from the female leads. If Olivia Coleman doesn’t get an Oscar nod I’ll be amazed. Any film that uses the word “cuntstruck” in the dialogue is obvs going to be great, but the stylistic cinematography, and the funny but deeply touching performances were just fabulous :cool:
 

Orang Utan

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HIs Girl Friday
Fast talking screwball comedy about a newspaper editor plotting to keep his chief reporter (and ex) from leaving by getting her involved in a story involving a wrongly convicted man facing the death penalty and the dark forces of establishment and media corruption. Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell shine as the reporters who are as corrupt and opportunistic as the government officials and politicians they're supposed to be exposing. The rest of the cast are equally good, especially John Qualen as the accused. There's so much rapid dialogue that it's hard to keep up with, so all the better for seeing at the cinema. 5 ruthless shitheels out of 5
 

Mrs Miggins

There's been a slight cheese accident
I have - though it beats me why I've been living here for two years and hadn't visited it until last October. I'm making up for it now though!
I'd love somewhere nearby that showed the current more interesting films and old classics. Yes, I could go to the NFT and the ICA more but it would be great to have it within walking distance or a short bus ride from my home. And everything seems to be on at like 9pm these days and that's just too late for me now I'm a miserable old fart.
 

Orang Utan

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(has anyone seen both His Girl Friday and The Hudsucker Proxy? The former must have been a huge influence on the latter)
 

Mrs Miggins

There's been a slight cheese accident
Innit. I really loved how there was a sense of gender play in some of her outfits which worked well with the overall theme :cool:
Indeed. And also with the men's costumes which were more elaborate than the women's. Those wigs!

I loved eveything about that film. I may be going to see it again at some point this week.
 

colacubes

Well-Known Member
Indeed. And also with the men's costumes which were more elaborate than the women's. Those wigs!

I loved eveything about that film. I may be going to see it again at some point this week.
I’d be tempted to watch it again tbh. It was so rich that I suspect I’ve missed some details.
 

moonsi til

worked it out now!
I went to see Spiderverse at 10.30am this morning on my own. I enjoyed it & laughed often. Likely to see The Favourite next.

I go to Cineworld as I have a unlimited card.
 

Sue

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An Ordinary Man. Ben Kingsley (with Yorkshire accent) plays a war criminal in hiding in the former Yugoslavia. Kingsley overdoes it a bit, nothing really happens and it's very hard to care about the main characters so pretty meh all round.

Wouldn't normally have gone to see this -- and didn't when it came out some in the UK some time ago -- but it's just opened where I am now and there are very few English language films on so...(My Spanish isn't good enough yet for Spanish language films).
 

Yuwipi Woman

Whack-A-Mole Queen
Just saw the New Mary Poppins movie. It really does mesh well with the original, complete with one actor's bad attempt at an accent. Dick Van Dyke, in his 90s, can still dance the toes off anyone around. (He wasn't the one with the bad accent this time).
 

A380

How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?
With my unlimited card - Mary Poppins returns- I thought is caught some of the spirit of the original and I liked it. Pity Julie Andrews didn't take the cameo that was obvious written for her that Angela Lansbury did. (A bit like the Albert Finney /Sean Connery role in Skyfall.)

The Favourite - Agree with everything written so far, great to have a film where the three leads are women. It's beautifully shot too.
 

Orang Utan

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The Favourite
Giddily surreal but hilarious period comedy from Greek weirdwave director Yorgos Lanthimos. Brilliant performances from the three leads and some cracking dialogue - 'let's shoot something!' Lots has been said about Coleman, Weisz and Stone's characters, but the male characters in this a great source of comedy - popinjays in ridiculous wigs and more makeup than the female characters. Loved the soundtrack too, apart from the Elton John song at the end.
One of the best acting credits too: Nude Pomegranate Tory and Wanking Man, almost beating my all time favourite, Threads' Woman Who Urinates On Self
4 rabbits out of 5
 

Orang Utan

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Three Identical Strangers
Fascinating documentary about identical triplets who discovered each other as adults, having been separated at birth. The initial story is unbelievable in itself, but when you find out why they were separated, in the skilfully constructed narrative, it's flabbergasting and enraging, but also thought-provoking on the perpetual nature/nurture debate. 4 amoral psychologists out of 5
 
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