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Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Mrs Miggins, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    New film from Yorgos Lanthimos starring Olivia Coleman, Rachael Weiz and Emma Stone.

    Is anyone else as insanely excited about this as I am? Sadly it's not getting a theatrical release here until 1 Jan!!! :(

  2. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Nobody then?! :D

    46 views and not a single comment:D
  3. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    I haven't been a huge fan of Yorgos Lanthimos previous' films but this one he didn't write and it stars Olivia Coleman, who I adore, so I will watch it.
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  4. Plumdaff

    Plumdaff joy in people

    I have enjoyed his previous films (particularly The Lobster). This looks really good! :D
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  5. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Cast looks great, previews have been good, but I actively dislike the Lanthimos "method" ... all the previous films about 5000000% too pretentious for me.
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  6. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    We watched the lobster on holiday. Both baffling and brilliant.
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  7. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    That looks ace
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  8. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    And we are nearly there!!
  9. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Yes! Has started appearing on my social media feed.
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  10. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Going to see this in the New Year.
  11. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Me too. I've hardly been to the pics for months but am making the effort for this one. I hope my expectations don't get so high that I'm disappointed!!
  12. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Me too! Some of the social media trailers are just amazing
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  13. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    Just been to see this....surpassed my expectations :thumbs:
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  14. mystic pyjamas

    mystic pyjamas Don't call us,we'll call you.

    This is definitely on my bucket list for 2019.
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  15. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    I'm booked in to see it on NYD. I can't wait. :thumbs:
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  16. porp

    porp Well-Known Member

    I saw this today. It wasn't great.

    The problem I reckon is that the director tries to merge two different treatments and ends up not doing justice to either. There was the bawdy historical romp, and there was the treatment of the damaged and easily manipulated character of Queen Anne. The bawdy wasn't bawdy and sensual enough, because the comedy kept being cut with heavily signalled bits of character development. The Olivia Coleman role was underwritten and any number of times, complexity was sacrificed for a cheap laugh

    There were a few two many scenes of folks setting off on horseback to do things, and too many scenes of people walking down long palace corridors being witty and doing zingy one-liners at each other.

    I wasn't expecting Open University to be fair but the Queen Anne period is not one that gets a lot of attention in popular culture and this seemed a wasted opportunity.
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  17. Flavour

    Flavour hang the bankers

    It's the best and funniest film I've seen for a while - much more "accessible" than his other work. Highly recommend. Worth it for the costumes alone but the acting is what really makes it special. Olivia Colman as queen Anne and Rachel Weisz as Lady Marlborough both excellent
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  18. Saffy

    Saffy Under the duvet..

    I thought it was ok.
    The music (or noise) during some scenes made me want to cut my ears off.
    Olivia Coleman is brilliant though.
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  19. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    Saw it today at a packed afternoon showing at Peckham plex (people filling their dry January Saturday afternoon ?)

    Loved the three female leads
    How often do you get to see a woman pleasuring a woman on screen, not for male viewing?
    And to see a female actress play a character that is vulnerable and ridiculous? *

    *awaits people listing all the films that do ;)

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