September 2018 Film DiScussion thread


#141

I think he’s also in A Simple Favour (out next week)


#142

The Rider - absolutely brilliant, really beautiful cinematography and some fine performances especially from Lilly Blackburn.

Crazy rich Asians - Um, yeah just going to chalk this up as “not for me” and move on.


#143

The new Predator film is not great :frowning:


#144

The scenes with Brady and Lane Scott :cry:


#145

Oh god, especially that last one. :weary:


#146

Just saw Sudden Fear at the BFI - Joan Crawford with a gun and fur coat is the best Joan.


#147

watched T-Men. intriguing noir, bit overlong

Machete as well. better than expected but its all a tad dull


#148

The Rider wasn’t too derivative of Malick? I’d probably lap it up tbh


#149

watched Autumn Sonata
really beautiful and sad
Liv Ullman is soo good in it

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#150

Tried to watch a film on the BFI website and it doesn’t seem to work on my laptop. A perfectly good £3.50 down the drain.


#151

Watched Burn After Reading last night. I enjoyed it quite a lot – it has that nightmarish farce kind of feel to it that I really like, and Brad Pitt’s character’s trying-to-be-a-serious-blackmailer facial expressions at one particular point killed me. I think I’m confident saying it’s the Coens at their “trolliest”.


#152

which one?


#153

:frowning:
She was always great in the Kore-eda films I saw her in, especially Still Walking


#154

Quite up for this, even though it seems to be a very deliberate revisiting of all the elements of the original


#155

Lin-Manuel Miranda gunning for EGOT status. He’ll only be missing a Nobel Prize after that.


#156

Watched Ronin for the first time this morning…the camera movement! The inexplicably exploding vehicles! It was really great to see an ‘older’ approach to film-making in a more recent film. Also saw The Measure of a Man the other day, which has an amazing central performance, and says a lot despite being very understated.


#157

looks well wacky


#158

this time… it’s personal in the most whimsical of ways


#159

Watched The Lobster. I liked it but wished it had a bit more of an ending.


#160

Just seen A Simple Favour. A very mixed bag. The pacing and tone was all over the place which is my main gripe, and some of the comedy bordered on irritating which surprised me as I love a lot of Paul Feig’s stuff.

I liked a lot of it as it transitions from comedy to thriller, but when Blake Lively turns up again after disappearing it straddles a very strange line between the two, and even decscends into a farce.

The last 30 minutes or so was so incredibly stupid that it spoilt all the good work the film was doing up to that point.