Hello, friends. Let’s have a new film thread eh?
What did you see over the festive period? Owt good?
I saw the following things:
Why Him? Two genuine laughs and about four smirks, this is not a good film though. Megan Mullally as the mum was the best thing about it, she has very good comic timing IMO.
A Monster Calls This made me grizzle like a little stupid baby. A few moments of ropey dialogue aside I loved this though, one of the best performances from a kid I can remember in years and he had a lot of heavy lifting to do. Deals with really complicated questions about grief without sugar coating any of it and some of the allegorical CGI bits were visually incredible. Really recommend this, I was dubious going in but it was wonderful.
Silence Heavy going and I wish it had ended about 15 minutes earlier than it did but I thought this was excellent. Scorcese obsessing over faith and trials and stubborn toxic masculinity and temptation in a very this-is-a-serious-film kind of a way. Visually stunning and every scene was compelling despite the running time. Was impressed by Garfield when he was bouncing off others, less so when he was on his own but Yōsuke Kubozuka, Shinya Tsukamoto and Issey Ogata were absolutely brilliant, particularly Kubozuka as Kichijiro who I kind of wish the film had been chiefly about.