The 2017 Film DiScussion Thread

films

#2586

Can’t tell if bants but it’s the central plot if the film widely publicised going in


#2587

2 hours is average I thought? Guess I’ve got used to LONG films


#2588

Not seen Picnic but Truman Show and Master and Commander are two of my all-time fave films. Also loved Witness as a wee lad. He doesn’t make near enough as many films as he should but I guess that’s his charm.


#2589

might check it out, might not bother if it doesn’t add much. attempting to explain it seems like it’s obviously defeating the point of it.


#2590

Think 9/10 films could stand to lose 15 minutes regardless, 2 hours is a lot for a romcom.


#2591

Hah, I’ll take your second point :wink:


#2592

I quite like to watch Master and Commander again. Remember really liking it when it came out. I watch the Witness not too long ago, thought it was good. there aren’t too many films about the Amish


#2593

Is master and commander actually good???


#2594

I thought it was when I was what 14 or whatever


#2595

Yes it is. I mean, obviously you’d hate it, but it is actually good.


#2596

I dont hate everything. If it wins in this poll I will watch it:

  • Master and Commander is good
  • Master and Commander is not good
  • woozle wuzzle

0 voters


#2597

Really think you’re too cynical to get on board with a film that’s basically about slightly cheesy friendships between a bunch of men on a boat. It really is a beautiful and meticulously made film on top of that though.


#2598

I like Peter Weir though. Stranger (than) things have happened .


#2599

Not seen it. Just liked the way the words woozle & wuzzle looked together and sounded in my head :blush:


#2600

seems a bit reductive to call The Big Sick a ‘romcom’ - not that i’ve seen it but yeah it seems to be more along the lines of Funny People i.e. a drama with some comedy elements. either way I can’t remember the last time I saw a film that was significantly less than 2 hours - even Disney films are way over 90mins these days, and ALL blockbusters go over 2 hours. just seems par for the course.


#2601

Probably why Dunkirk stands out so much.

A Ghost Story (out here next week) is around 95 minutes long.


#2602

Last three films I’ve seen are It Comes At Night, Dunkirk and The Beguiled, all much better for their concise running time.


#2603

The Big Sick is definitely being marketed as a romcom, how is it reductive?


#2604

is this like when Synedoche New York was marketed as the comedy of the year


#2605

Probably not the best argument to use - marketing is always reductive!