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

Reno

The In Kraut
It must be really soul destroying if you're the director and actually have to try and answer stupid questions without rolling your eyes...
He had the patience and good manners of a saint.
"How was the film received in the Arab world ?" Assuming that "the Arab world" is one homogenous region and after he just explained that the film is only just starting to get a theatrical release around the world.
 
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Mrs Miggins

There's been a slight cheese accident
Funniest Q&A I've ever attended - I forget the name of the film - but someone asked if the main character would be returning for a sequel when it was quite clear that the character had killed himself at the end of the film :D

It was Jim Broadbent. He literally didn't know what to say. :D
 
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blossie33

trailer trash
I find the most difficult Q&As are those that the film maker is not an English speaker so everything has to go through an interpreter, takes twice as long and you're not sure that that the people involved quite understand what is being asked :D
 
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Orang Utan

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Captain Marvel
Marvel films are not known for their narrative coherence and this is a good example of this. I don't know about all this galaxymindcube tesseract nonsense and I don't think anyone at Marvel does either. Doesn't matter as Brie Larson kicks ass with brio and the kids in the theatre were way impressed. 3 fearsome kitties out of 5
 

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Fighting With My Family
Very corny underdog-makes-good story that the UK seems to love to make and watch. The kind of thing you want to hate but ending up cheering on despite yourself. Not as good as Cool Runnings, mind. 3 sweaty spandex pants out of 5
 
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Orang Utan

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Seeing that this evening. Can't wait!
Saw this last night but was unwisely 3 beers tired and lost the plot, so am going to see it again tomorrow morning. I can tell you this: never have I seen a film that's sparked so much conversation amongst an audience immediately afterwards.
 
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Sue

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Us, Jordan Peele's follow up to Get Out. And that, David Robert Mitchell (It Follows/Under the Silver Lake) is how you follow your first hit film.

Family go on holiday to a lakeside house and things go very wrong. So the 'how it all happened' explanation was a bit dubious (but aren't they always in horror films?) but thought this was really good. Funny, very nicely observed and the cast (especially Lupita Nyong'o) are great. I'm not a horror fan btw and this isn't scary or anything. Highly recommended.
 

Orang Utan

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Just watched Border again. Still love it despite my misgivings. Someone added to the whole creepy vibe by bringing a baby along. Its occasional interjections really added something.
 

redsquirrel

This Machine Kills Progressives
Everybody Knows. Spanish film by Asghar Farhad (A Separation) about a kidnapping in a small Spanish town. A good cast (including Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem) but a bit too long and soap opera like for my tastes.
I didn't think it was a strong as A Separation or The Past, but cast was good and those are pretty high bars to live up to. Like you say probably just a little too long.
 
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Grandma Death

Reconfiguring & Reconstructing
Watched Us. Very impressed. Not a horror movie though, it's more like an extended Twilight Zone episode.
I adored it. Brilliant. I know he's only had two films out but I really do think Jordon Pelee is becoming the John Carpenter of horror. His films have multiple social and political strands interwoven into their dna. I thought US was very clever. I'm going back to watch it again in the week. Its a film that demands a second viewing

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Orang Utan

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I saw Us again today and it makes more sense a second time. I loved it. Inventive, creepy and very funny, even if the plot doesn't really stand up. The music in it is done brilliantly too.
And it's 100% unequivocally incontrovertibly a horror film
 
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Everybody Knows

Spanish film directed by an Iranian. I'm not familiar with Farhadi's previous work but understand he is highly regarded. Not sure why from this effort, which as has been pointed out on this thread by Sue, feels like a soap opera more than a film. I didn't care about any of the characters and when the mystery of the plot was solved, i felt nothing but indifference. 2 macho hang ups out of 5
 

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Maiden

Inspiring and exhilarating documentary on Tracey Edward's efforts to take an all women crew on the world's most challenging sailing race, the Whitbread.
It's told very conventionally, with press and on-board footage and talking heads, but it tells the story thrillingly, with all the challenges, setbacks, turnarounds of a live action sporting underdog movie. Would not be surprised if Hollywood have got their chequebooks out to make a feature adaptation of it.
5 accidental feminists out of 5
 

blossie33

trailer trash
Yes, I've seen Maiden too, I should have remembered the event but it was more exciting not knowing the outcome :D enjoyed very much.
 

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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey
Excellent documentary on the man who was Frank SIdebottom - Sievey was a true artist who just had to be creative in everything he did. It's a very funny film but tinged with sadness at Sievey's premature demise. There are some brilliant clips of both Frank and Chris and hilarious and touching contributions from other strange Manc celebs such as John Cooper Clarke and CP Lee. Thoroughly recommended, even if you're not a fan. 5 papier mache heads out of 5
 
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Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me
Loving and tender account of Teddy Pendergrass's eventful and sometimes tragic life. It was moving to see his friends and family talk about him with such love. Feel a bit stupid that I hadn't realise that it's him singing on those Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes records. D'oh - of course it is. 4 ohhhhhh babys out of 5
 
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blossie33

trailer trash
Just watched Border again. Still love it despite my misgivings. Someone added to the whole creepy vibe by bringing a baby along. Its occasional interjections really added something.
:D :D
Went to see it today so I get what you meant.

Thought it was very good, clever story, creepy but it sort of made me smile at the end.
 

The39thStep

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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey
Excellent documentary on the man who was Frank SIdebottom - Sievey was a true artist who just had to be creative in everything he did. It's a very funny film but tinged with sadness at Sievey's premature demise. There are some brilliant clips of both Frank and Chris and hilarious and touching contributions from other strange Manc celebs such as John Cooper Clarke and CP Lee. Thoroughly recommended, even if you're not a fan. 5 papier mache heads out of 5
I know I've said this loads of times but ... I put some money into this and as I'm in Portugal won't be able to see it at the cinema. However I do get a DVD of it sent to me. From what I have learnt about the project it's a brilliant example of dedication and persistence from the director and funding from supporters . Won't be to everyone's taste but it's good to see a dream become reality.
 

Orang Utan

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I know I've said this loads of times but ... I put some money into this and as I'm in Portugal won't be able to see it at the cinema. However I do get a DVD of it sent to me. From what I have learnt about the project it's a brilliant example of dedication and persistence from the director and funding from supporters . Won't be to everyone's taste but it's good to see a dream become reality.
You are thanked in the credits. It's such a well constructed film. Must have taken a lot of work (there's so much material in Sievey's archive). Worth staying right til the end, though one bit of bad news about one of the contributors was a massive kick in the stomach - be warned about that - it made me gasp.
 
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