The 2017 Film DiScussion Thread

films

#3606

They’ve had a strong year haven’t they. I like the lighter comedic direction - which I guess is lulling us into, hopefully, a very dark and emotional Infinity Wars.


#3607

keep hearing this is good, will need to check it out


#3608

Yeah, I guess that and Black Panther will be on the darker side of things with the Ant-Man sequel being the more light-hearted one


#3609

Watched it tonight (Germany)*

It’s pretty, pretty good, though some ideas are better executed than others. As an overall piece though it works, and one or two scenes are pretty spectacular. Can see why the Cannes lot were into it tho.

*The film is mostly in Swedish and a little bit of Danish, meaning I got German subtitles. Although for the most part this was fine, the TV had to explain a few things towards the end when it gets a bit more complex/dialogue heavy. I’d like to see it again with English subs just to see what I missed.

In general though, enjoyed it a lot


#3610

If you haven’t seen it, Lola Rennt might be worth looking up and watching in German (with or without subtitles). I remember picking up most of it reasonably well with GCSE level German. Obviously missed some nuances and plot points, but not too many.


#3611

Yeah it’s on the list!


#3612

Also, Herr Lehmann:

Maybe tomorrow given it’s a national holiday for reformation day’s 500th


#3613

Some more love for Call Me By Your Name here. Really, really moving, tense, sensual film. Loved its languid pacing - really attuned to that specific border between boredom and leisure time which you can get on long holidays - but the film is never slow or boring itself. Every glance, touch, and shot was supercharged with meaning and potential. And that final shot was just genius. One of the great films about how we communicate - touch, language (or, lack of), looking.


#3614

Quite lukewarm to Call Me By Your Name. Looks great, performances outstanding (especially Timothee Chalamet) but I didn’t find the story particularly compelling.


#3615

One of my fav films I think, so compelling.


#3616

Innit! They sit on it for so long


#3617

IS she the same lass from 5th Element? I always remember mixing those two up when I was a wee guy


#3618

No, The Fifth Element is Milla Jovovich, Run Lola Run is Franka Potente


#3619

Hang on. Is this a film of Berlin Blues?


#3620

YES!


#3621

Got ya, they have a similar look though right?


#3622

Get Out - sorry to be that guy but i didnt really like this. Sorry everyone.

Under the shadow - decent Iranian horror film with a couple of genuinely quite terrifying moments.


#3623

quelle suprise!


#3624

Ooh The Work is on iPlayer now, its great


#3625

dreadfully sorry about this, guys!