August 2018 Film DiScussion Thread

2nd August
Ant-Man and the Wasp

3rd August
A Sicilian Ghost Story
Hearts Beat Loud
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
The Escape

10th August
The Darkest Minds
The Meg
The Negotiator
Unfriended: Dark Web

17th August
Christopher Robin
The Equalizer 2
The Festival
The Guardians

24th August

31st August
Cold War

Best July film release

  • Whitney
  • The First Purge
  • Ex Libris
  • Incredibles 2
  • First Reformed
  • Skyscraper
  • Summer 1993
  • A Prayer Before Dawn
  • Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
  • Hotel Artemis
  • Apostasy
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout
  • Other (please specify)

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Close poll!

Would recommend Hearts Beat Loud - super feel good, everyone in it is great, has some nice thoughts on the “value” of music.

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Leave no Trace or was that last month?

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post, the new film by Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behaviour) is out on the 31st too.

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Pushed back a week into September

Booo (seeing it at the BFI on the 13th anyway)

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Everyone excited for The Meg?

  • Oh yes
  • What is fun?

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Think we’re gonna save it for our annual fake-Christmas Jason Statham film rather than seeing it in the cinema but I am excited for it nonetheless

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watched Ingrid Goes West yesterday. not really sure how I felt about it, think I liked it a fair amount though basically everything it had to say the effects of social media on mental health, the inauthenticity of instagram, etc was pretty obvious and not particularly insightful, and it wasn’t very funny nor was it quite dark enough to really surprise me (maybe too many Todd Solondz films or whatever have warped my brain). slightly ‘interesting’ that what once would probably have been a piece of hollywood satire is a thing about social media I guess.

Hey, someone else has seen Summer 1993! It was very good

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Oh god

In Ljubljana, I saw Wonderstruck at Ljublana Castle. The film was crap but I liked being in the castle at night, the view was amazing.

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Yeah that film was so boring, talk about a lack of peril.

This month sees two prize winners at Cannes getting their UK release (BlackKklansman winning the Grand Prix and Cold War winning Best Director). The only other notable Cannes 2018 films with UK release dates at the moment from what I can see are Dogman (October), Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters (November) and Burning (February)

(what you mean, nobody cares about all this…)

We managed to get tickets for the BlackKklansman screening at the BFI with a Spike Lee Q&A afterwards. Looking forward to this a lot.

And speaking of festival hits with delayed UK release dates, Bad Genius (the cracking Thai exam-heist movie that we saw at the LFF) still hasn’t got a UK cinema or DVD release date, and still isn’t on UK Netflix, despite being available in the US, Canada and Australia.

If you can watch it via a proxy Netflix, it comes highly recommended.