November 2020 Film Thread

This was meant to be the new film schedule, but fuck knows now

5th November

Idiot Prayer – Nick Cave at Alexandra Palace

6th November

About Endlessness (also VOD)

Luxor (also VOD)

Love Child

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula

Horizon Line

A Christmas Gift from Bob


Finding Jack Charlton (documentary)

Crash (the Cronenberg one – re-release)

9th November

A Place Among the Dead

13th November

Martin Eden


The Last Shift

Love Spreads

Billie (documentary)

20th November


The Kid Detective

A Christmas Carol

County Lines

Collective (documentary)

27th November

Another Round


Bad Hair

Happiest Season


Total Recall (the original – re-release)

Best October film release

  • On the Rocks
  • Saint Maud
  • Kajillionaire
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Rebecca
  • Wolfwalkers
  • Totally Under Control
  • Relic
  • Shirley
  • The Painter and the Thief
  • The Climb
  • Being a Human Person
  • Eternal Beauty
  • Summer of 85
  • Pixie
  • Mogul: Mowgli
  • Other (please specify)

0 voters

Is Total Recall (the original – re-release) where Arnie goes into the remake but this is contained in an extended cut of the original film?

Watched 10
Best: Evil Dead 2
Woest: the falling, I’m thinking of ending things

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I’ll be honest I am very interested in a 4K restoration of the original.

@alex.krycek is it going to be worth it or is the original too low budget?

It’s a great film, it is bettered by Robocop though (even though Robocop was before).

Different films for different moods, I reckon.

Spoilered in case someone hasn’t seen it

The commentary is pretty funny at the end with Verhoeven explaining the fade to white means it’s a dream while Arnie argues it’s up to the viewer in a way that strongly implies he can’t face it being a dream and his character not actually being a big hero.


Do you think this is the real Quade? - IT IS!


27 films

My bests:





20 films.

Best: Don’t Look Now/Fargo/The Godfather

Worst: Harold & Maude

‘Dick Johnson is Dead’ was my favourite October release, but I hope Wolfwalkers wins this poll.

Gutted for the cinema only releases that were lined up for November, hopefully Martin Eden, Another Round and Supernova don’t get pushed too far back.



17 films watched in October. 1 rewatch.

Best - Babyteeth
Worst - Mr Roosevelt

Only went to the cinema to see St Maud and now who know when we’ll be going back… :sob:

Just hated it. Reminded me of a Wes Anderson film and for me that’s really not a good thing.


November is getting off to a good start for me as I’m watching The Exorcist in the cinema. I’ve never seen it before and expectations are high.


October films

New to me: 22
Rewatched: 4 (Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, American Animals, Return of the Living Dead)
Best: Memories of Murder, Day of the Dead
Worst: The Dead Don’t Die, The Goldfinch

Got in 6 cinema trips too, which I’m very grateful for given how the next couple of months are shaping up :frowning:

Filmspotting poll time

Which of these movie ‘failures’ are you the biggest cheerleader for?
  • Brian De Palma’s Bonfire of the Vanities
  • David Lynch’s Dune
  • Steven Spielberg’s Hook
  • Ang Lee’s Hulk
  • Andrew Stanton’s John Carter
  • Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes
  • The Wachowskis’ Speed Racer
  • Nope, they’re all bad

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Zombies took Vampires in the last poll, 65/35% which was mildly surprising to me

I actually haven’t seen Speed Racer but would like to

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Me neither, but it blows my mind that there is a Wachowskis film considered more of a failure than Jupiter Ascending (or Matrixes 2 & 3 for that matter)

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It’s stunning. Really needs to be seen on BluRay though. No point streaming it as it’s just too much for the bandwidth to cope with.
One of my main Really Wish I’d Seen It In The Cinema films

This is a good watch re The Matrix sequels if anyone’s interested

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