January 2019 Film DiScussion Thread


#321

It’s pretty mainstream, idk who the director is but I wouldn’t have guessed he’s some sort of avant garde weirdo or whatever


#322

yeah fair enough, maybe I’m talking shite.

hope jooks mum enjoys it.


#323

know what you mean though - suppose it’s like shakespeare in love but actually good? which may or may not mean jook’s mum and the girls enjoy it


#324

Netflix’s trailer policy is a MENACE. Those ones that play in-app for their own films that are 2.5 minutes long particularly.

I don’t understand how a platform with this much choice can’t make multiple trailers and then give you the option of which to view or to extend a shorter one if it piqued your interest?


#325

I now want to see it since I heard all the reviews but TBH when I saw it the description in the cinema listings I was just “Historical royal British drama? FUUUUUUUUUCK OOOFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!! STOP MAKING THESE SIMPERING FUCKING BULLSHIT FLIX” but it sounds like it’s nothing like that so…


#326

The fact you’ve only seen 3 films at the cinema in the last 13 years is pretty amazing mate.

Are you actually Michael Owen?


#327

Trust me, The Favourite is anything but ‘simpering’.


#328

i watch a few more at home (not many)

I just hate the cinema and Superman Returnsgave me some sort of phobia of it

edit: hate literally anyone else who is in the cinema


#329

Nooooooo I lost my film student free MUBI account


#330

so annoying. wish i could turn that off.


#331

Superman Returns seemed to be a film made purely for people who loved Superman I and II, which is such an odd choice to go with, but I guess they’d spent so so long wringing their hands over how to reboot (and I think maybe fighting a legal battle) they just figured any Superman film would win out. I mean I enjoyed it because I loved those first two Superman films but I can fully understand the hate. :smiley:


#332

Have you checked down the back of the sofa?

It’ll always be in the last place you look.


#333

I also liked Superman Returns. Didn’t love it, but also didn’t get the hate for it. Compared to the current Superman films it was a masterpiece tho…


#334

thought roma was a lot of shite.

there wasn’t a single frame that didn’t look gorgeous tbf, but it just wasn’t for me


#335

:hushed:

Didn’t find any of the family stuff engaging at all? I really liked the sense of place and time most of all I think


#336

no i just thought it was boring


#337

Don’t think it has
Why would mums not see this exactly?


#338

The way some of yous talk about your mums is so patronising sorry


#339

Well we are talking about my mum and her friends specifically here, and none of them would enjoy Dogtooth, I know that for sure. There’s no reason why they wouldn’t see The Favourite- it is on everywhere, it has big names in it, it has a lot of hype. That’s the rub, that all of a sudden Lanthimos would be making a film that appeals to typical mums.

It’s more a comment on how this is an unexpected turn in Lanthimos’ career, not a sly dig at how thick my mum is or something. Anyway I guess it depends on if you think it’s fair to say there’s a ‘typical mum’ mould or not. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to say that you’d have been surprised 12 months ago if someone told you that a big group of 50-something small-town mum’s are going to Odeon to watch a Yorgos Lanthimos film.


#340

There absolutely isn’t a typical mum mould and it’s sexist to claim there is