The 2017 Film DiScussion Thread

films

#2186

saw Spider Man: Homecoming yesterday. as a self-professed ‘marvel wanker’ i loved it. and i didn’t even bother with the Andrew Garfield ones.

Tom Holland was an absolute revelation. lots of good humour bits, no painful retreading of the ‘origin’, and the prom night twist was absolutely amazing. i said ‘fuck!’ out loud when it happened which probably wasn’t best thing to do at what is ostensibly a kids film - was mostly adults in the cinema thankfully.


#2187

Saw Zombies vs Cockney’s over the weekend; it obviously rather daft but hard not to enjoy! Also rewatched Wild at Heart (had to fast forward Cage’s Elvis renditions though) and Be Kind Rewind (still charming if admittedly incredibly twee).


#2188

Looking forward to seeing Dunkirk in 70MM/Imax as not only is Manchester the only place outside London showing it that way but the Imax screen here is the biggest in Europe supposedly.

Not sure what everyone on DIS’s take on Imax/70mm is?


#2189

got these knocking around - which should i watch next?

  • American Honey
  • The Devil’s Rejects
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Edge of Heaven
  • Just watch Billy Madison again

0 voters


#2190

Do NOT watch American Honey or the Danish Girl.

Please.


#2191

y

i liked angela arnold’s older films

i hate the danish girl man, what’s his face, creepy bloke
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actually hate is too strong a word. I just find him immensely uncomfortable on screen


#2192

American Honey is the obvious choice, a flat-out masterpiece. Up there for film of the decade for me. It’s everything Andrea Arnold has been building towards. My mates who’ve seen it all love it, though I remember it has its detractors on here.


#2193

red road and thingy tank were both brilliant - so it was an obvious buy. just slightly scared by its run time


#2194

Ok well it’s up to you but I’m warning you it’s almost 3 hours of your life that you won’t be able to get back.

tbf American Honey is just boring more than anything. The Danish Girl is actually contemptible. Absolute 0/10 film.

(Eddie Redmayne’s the actor which you seek).


#2195

what’s so bad about it? the thinly veiled read the book so we bought the film in a 3 for a fiver blu ray deal - no big loss


#2196

Don’t be - it’s her paciest film by a mile, seen it a few times and always surprised by how fast that time passes. It’s absolutely NOT boring - it’s an extremely intense, sensory experience. BIG THUMBS UP, watch asap etc etc.


#2197

The zimmer-frame/zombie race in CvZ is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in years


#2198

was planning on going to see this tonight but the sun’s out so might go sit in a park instead


#2199

fair, do see it though.


#2200

It turns a really significant and also harrowing story into a mawkish costume drama with no soul. It’s literally just an excuse to watch Eddie Redmayne dress up as a woman. There is no depth to it. At all.

Redmayne is clearly a very technically skilled actor. But his performances are so EMPTY y’know?


#2201

I thought the BFI IMAX was the biggest in the country?

I’ve only seen a couple of films on IMAX screens. Never that arsed about it to be honest. Not having someone sat next to me eating will result in a more immersive viewing experience than any IMAX screen can provide.

Having said that, I will probably see Dunkirk on the one in Wimbledon just because I feel I should.


#2202

i found fantastic beasts to be one of the most unpleasant cinema experiences ever. i was steaming, mind


#2203

could be right yeah i just recall reading it was the biggest in the Uk and one of the biggest in all Europe. i saw a diagram once. or something.


#2204

Just move a few seats closer than you’d normally sit in = bigger.


#2205

He’s a completely hollow actor, you never see the character you see Redmayne acting. And stop looking down all the time!