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

killer b

Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy
Le Mans 66 - I love Christian Bale, and he puts in a splendid performance as a young brummie Pete Postlethwaite in this one. Incredible race sequences, some cheesy bits, and an unexpected (for someone who doesn't know the story) and very effective ending. Definitely worth seeing.
 

Sue

Well-Known Member
Le Mans 66 - I love Christian Bale, and he puts in a splendid performance as a young brummie Pete Postlethwaite in this one. Incredible race sequences, some cheesy bits, and an unexpected (for someone who doesn't know the story) and very effective ending. Definitely worth seeing.
I liked this despite being not at all interested in motor racing -- the race scenes are great -- but I have to disagree about Christian Bale. He was ACTING in CAPS with bells on and (while not his fault), all the gorblimey, nice cup of tea stuff in the script was godawful. And I'm amazed you could tell he was meant to be a Brummie, given his accent veered about as much as his car did. (Did I mention he was definitely ACTING?)

ETA I've seen him be very good in some things and hamming it up far too much in others. This imo was definitely the latter.
 

A380

How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?
I liked this despite being not at all interested in motor racing -- the race scenes are great -- but I have to disagree about Christian Bale. He was ACTING in CAPS with bells on and (while not his fault), all the gorblimey, nice cup of tea stuff in the script was godawful. And I'm amazed you could tell he was meant to be a Brummie, given his accent veered about as much as his car did. (Did I mention he was definitely ACTING?)

ETA I've seen him be very good in some things and hamming it up far too much in others. This imo was definitely the latter.
Not just or even mainly a raving film, though the racing was excellent- apparently the actors were in cars adapted to hide the drivers- but about many other issues. Recommend.
 

A380

How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?
Knives Out. Played dead straight by an amazing cast. Hilarious and very very clever. I really couldn’t work out how it was fitting together. But it did. Will see again as it fitted together like a watch. Like a modern American Ealing Comedy. That’s high praise.
 

blossie33

trailer trash
I liked this despite being not at all interested in motor racing -- the race scenes are great -- but I have to disagree about Christian Bale. He was ACTING in CAPS with bells on and (while not his fault), all the gorblimey, nice cup of tea stuff in the script was godawful. And I'm amazed you could tell he was meant to be a Brummie, given his accent veered about as much as his car did. (Did I mention he was definitely ACTING?)

ETA I've seen him be very good in some things and hamming it up far too much in others. This imo was definitely the latter.
Funny you should say that about the accent, I haven't seen the film myself but someone on a Birmingham forum I'm a member of said he thought it was good - much better than the various Peaky Blinder character efforts :D
 

Sue

Well-Known Member
Funny you should say that about the accent, I haven't seen the film myself but someone on a Birmingham forum I'm a member of said he thought it was good - much better than the various Peaky Blinder character efforts :D
Hah! Certainly doesn’t sound like any Brummie I've ever met but... ;)
 

DexterTCN

Mastodon noob
Knives Out. Played dead straight by an amazing cast. Hilarious and very very clever. I really couldn’t work out how it was fitting together. But it did. Will see again as it fitted together like a watch. Like a modern American Ealing Comedy. That’s high praise.
Apparently it's a lot of fun on a second watch too.

I saw it today, very clever, well acted and very funny (but NOT a comedy, it's played straight as A380 says). Not a lot going on with music but then proper Agatha Christie didn't do that either and this is really one of them.

They're a horrible bunch of bastards, honestly. It all comes out and sometimes you're in a gleeful delight when any particularly nasty character has to unveil themselves.

The most amazing thing is they've managed to make Ana de Armas (Joi from BR2049) look not stunning. She's done her cheeks like Marlon Brando in The Godfather.
 

Reno

The In Kraut
Parasite, the new film by Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer, Okja)

It's very good but maybe due to the advance praise the film has been getting since festival screenings, I didn’t think it was quite the masterpiece it has been made out to be. It also caused me to check out another film from last year, which deals with similar subject matter, Shoplifters which I wrote about on the DVD/Video thread and which I liked even better.

The main bulk of the movie is great. It deals with a poor but shrewd family who insinuate themselves into the services of household of a rich but slightly dim family by recommending each other for jobs, without revealing that they are related. They get rid of the existing housekeeper to get their mother a job but that housekeeper (mild spoiler)
has a secret of her own, which leads to the plan unraveling.
I found the climax slightly disappointing. It goes into thriller territory, when I would have liked this to stay more of a satire. I may need to give this another watch and with adjusted expectations it may play better. I always find Bong Joon Ho among the most interesting and stylish filmmakers currently working and all of his films are about class or class war in one way or another. Parasite is very good despite my reservations, but Mother is probably still my favourite of his.

Great poster:

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chillin
Another vote for Le Mans. In addition to whats be said already some rather good tension and drama in their also.
Nice little touch towards the end when Enzo ferrari gives a little nod to Ken Miles as if to say yep, you are the best driver.
 

killer b

Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy
Knives Out, a fabulous darkly comic whodunnit starring Daniel Craig with a bizarre deep south accent as the sleuth. Definitely go and see this.
 

emanymton

A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.
Knives Out, a fabulous darkly comic whodunnit starring Daniel Craig with a bizarre deep south accent as the sleuth. Definitely go and see this.
Am I the only one not keen on this? I didn't find it funny, Craig's accent annoyed me and I thought the solution to the mystery was obvious.
 

Mrs Miggins

There's been a slight cheese accident
Am I the only one not keen on this? I didn't find it funny, Craig's accent annoyed me and I thought the solution to the mystery was obvious.
You're not the only one. I also found Daniel Craig's accent annoying and the solution to the whole thing very unsatisfying. I was expecting something clever. It's a shame cos when I first saw the trailers I thought it would be so far up my street it should probably move in with me. I found it really dull which is a criminal waste of the actors in it.
them all saying the nurse came from somewhere different annoyed the shit out of me when it turned out to be a red herring. Or was that just to signify that they were a racist bunch of fuckers who had so little interest in her they didn't know where she was from? Annoying either way.

So obvious the knife at the end was a prop as it had been so clearly signposted you'd have to be a moron not to have realised
 
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emanymton

A cat politely sat on the flaming gardener.
You're not the only one. I also found Daniel Craig's accent annoying and the solution to the whole thing very unsatisfying. I was expecting something clever. It's a shame cos when I first saw the trailers I thought it would be so far up my street it should probably move in with me. I found it really dull which is a criminal waste of the actors in it.
them all saying the nurse came from somewhere different annoyed the shit out of me when it turned out to be a red herring. Or was that just to signify that they were a racist bunch of fuckers who had so little interest in her they didn't know where she was from? Annoying either way.

So obvious the knife at the end was a prop as it had been so clearly signposted you'd have to be a moron not to have realised
Yes I found the politics scenes to be cringe inducing. But yes I think it was meant to show them as racist.
 

Ming

Massive prawns
The Report
Dry and uncinematic film about the US Senate investigating the use of torture by the CIA. The most star-studded of the films I've seen so far but this sort of thing works better on the small screen. 2 redacted files out of 5
Just watching this one. I knew the history and accounts of the EIT program but it's quite harrowing seeing it up close and the political bullshit that happened after the facts came out.
 

krtek a houby

Share knowledge, don't weaponize it
Not counting the various new films see on Netflix, here's the ones we saw at the pictures

The Favourite
Spiderman - Into the Spiderverse
BlacKkKlansman
Avengers - Endgame
Spiderman - Far from Home
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Joker
Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker
 

redsquirrel

This Machine Kills Progressives
You're not the only one. I also found Daniel Craig's accent annoying
them all saying the nurse came from somewhere different annoyed the shit out of me when it turned out to be a red herring. Or was that just to signify that they were a racist bunch of fuckers who had so little interest in her they didn't know where she was from? Annoying either way.
The accent was hilarious.
Re your spoiler - the second reason was the point. I thought the politics were quite well done, not too overplayed.
 

DexterTCN

Mastodon noob
AquaMan
Glass
Alita: Battle Angel
Captain Marvel
Us
Shazam
Endgame
John Wick Parabellum
Rocketman
Spiderman: Far From Home
Yesterday
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
It Chapter 2
Fleabag live
Joker
Knives Out
 

T & P

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Knives Out, a fabulous darkly comic whodunnit starring Daniel Craig with a bizarre deep south accent as the sleuth. Definitely go and see this.
Am I the only one not keen on this? I didn't find it funny, Craig's accent annoyed me and I thought the solution to the mystery was obvious.
Just saw it and absolutely loved it. It’s been a while since I left a cinema so thoroughly entertained. A very enjoyable two hours.

I get people being distracted or even annoyed by Craig’s accent, but let’s be honest: a film whereby the biggest- or indeed, only- flaw is an unrealistic/ OTT accent is by default a very good film and worthy flick, and better than 90%+ of all movies out there. Certainly nothing significant enough for anyone refraining from watching it, or enjoying it overall for that matter, IMO at least.
 
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gaijingirl

Well-Known Member
In the last week: Little Women, Jumanji 2, Star Wars (in order of how much I enjyed them).*


* not necessarily because of how good the actual films were but because I went with small kids.
 

Sue

Well-Known Member
Just saw it and absolutely loved it. It’s been a while since I left a cinema so thoroughly entertained. A very enjoyable two hours.

I get people being distracted or even annoyed by Craig’s accent, but let’s be honest: a film whereby the biggest- or indeed, only- flaw is an unrealistic/ OTT accent is by default a very good film and worthy flick, and better than 90%+ of all movies out there. Certainly nothing significant enough for anyone refraining from watching it, or enjoying it overall for that matter, IMO at least.
Saw this at the LFF so no-one had seen any trailers. When Daniel Craig came out with his first line, his accent was completely unexpected and the entire audience laughed. :)
 
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