January 2021 Film discussion thread (old and new film chat welcome)

yeah I’ve heard that#s absolutely bonkers

I’ve only else seen the one with Renee Zellweger and Matthew McConaughy in, think it’s the 4th?

Quite fancy a long film this evening, not seen either before.

  • Barry Lyndon
  • Metropolis

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Originally put Barry Lyndon, but I saw it at the BFI a couple of years ago (they always seem to put it on) and it was an “experience”, and I loved it. I don’t think I’d ever want to really see it out of that setting tbh

can you watch Rocco and His Brothers for me and let me know if it’s worth it

Metropolis is good but it’s a film to admire rather than enjoy

I saw that at the BFI years ago, its good!

3 hours has put me off - going to watch it in two this weekend

Seen it twice! Hence why I need more GM soldier content :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

Metropolis is on the menu for us this weekend actually.

Lot of time for Anthony Mackie turning a second tier Marvel role into a solid gig headlining Netflix garbage.

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Dick Johnson is Dead is dead good


Ratcatcher is a really good film. Not a light hearted family romp, by any stretch


Just watched Bowling for Columbine and now I obvs wanna watch Fahrenheit 9/11 the 2004 one and cannot locate it anywhere to rent or buy! Has it been erased or something?!

Can’t message you but if you google Farenheit 9/11 watch online, the first link has it

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Should have done a double bill with Ratatouille and had the best of both worlds

Recently watched:

Lawrence Of Arabia - Saw all 3¾ hours of it in one sitting. I’ve seen most if it before in bits when it’s been on TV but never as a whole. Very impressive. Lawrence isn’t sure who’s side he’s quite on and there’s a thin line between caring, arrogance and hubris on his part. Peter O’Toole is brilliant and has the most beautiful blue eyes I’ve seen on a bloke on screen. I had to Google to see who beat him for the Oscar that year. It was Gregory Peck for To Kill A Mockingbird. Brilliant cinematography and score too. 9/10.

Spinster - An indie rom-com of sorts. Chelsea Peretti breaks up with her boyfriend and adjusts to being single. One of those coming of age indie films for single people in their late 30s and 40s. Funny and warm and not a long film at around 85 minutes. I had to Shazam a few of the songs. Never heard of Jenn Grant but liked her tracks on the film. Good film. 8/10.

Hunted - An ok horror film. A cat and mouse between a woman and a couple of murdering perverts. The last ten minutes were fun. Overall nothing too gripping but not dull either. I like these type of films to watch before bedtime with drinks. I wouldn’t want to waste a brilliant horror after I’ve had a few too many beer and wine watching at 1am. Hunted is a good time waster and gets 6.5/10.

Uncle Peckerhead - Comedy horror. A band tour with a bloke that turns into a zombie every midnight. Not bad. Neither that funny nor too much gore but ok to watch. I wanted to like it but it just didn’t click for me. 6.5/10.

Semi-Pro - Will Farrell, Andre 300 and Woody Harrelson in a basketball comedy. Excellent supporting cast including Will Arnett. You know what type of comedy you’ll get. The reviews were mixed or below average but I liked it. 7.5/10.


Talking of David Lean I watched Dr Zhivago for the 1st time the other day

Looks amazing (like duh) - just amazing “no they really do not make them like this anymore” aesthetics. Loved Rod Steiger in it, and Tom Courtney - but some characters are just kind of dropped with their final fate just given in exposition which is kind of annoying and it’s a bit flabby in the last hour or so

Classic cinema / 10

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I liked Dr Zhivago too. I watched it over a night shift at work many years ago. The balalaika music really got on my nerves though.

Not sure which is the best David Lean film for me; either Brief Encounter or The Bridge On The River Kwai.

I saw Darling and The Go-Between in the last few weeks with Julie Christie. I liked Darling but The Go-Between just bored me.

LOA is the best of the ones I’ve seen IMO

Thanks! I’m hoping I can steam that to my telly cause I absolutely lose patience with that kind of shit and would gladly pay £5 for it to just be on the big telly