The 2017 Film DiScussion Thread

films

#3686

#3687

It’s not called Florence of Arabia is it mate.


#3688

Haven’t seen TKaM, should I?


#3689

Yeah, it’s great, one of the best book to film adaptations ever. Robert Duvall’s first ever film too I think.


#3690

Never realised that Peter Capaldi has won an Oscar #totallypointlessfilmtrivia


#3691

Really what for?


#3692

The Killing of a Sacred Deer - I liked it and was suitably uncomfortable though where I think Lanthimos completely bossed it before with Dogtooth, Alps and The Lobster was that they came with a profound if sometimes laboured message. This one just felt nasty for nasty’s sake (which I don’t always object to) which perhaps made me like it rather than love it as I did with the others. Kidman is fucking great though, best she’s been in yonks.

I saw Silence of the Lambs immediately after (literally, it had already started) and the 4K restoration looks lovely. The film has dated a fair bit and its gender and sexual politics is still dubious but a lot of fun to see it in the cinema.


#3693

A short film he made.


#3694

Yeah, I’d not seen it in a long time, and I’d forgotten just how camp Lecter is portrayed to be, and how much they omit of Buffalo Bill’s backstory, which puts the emphasis on his transvestism.


#3695

Yeah, the line about the transvestite community usually being peaceful, as if its someway connected to them being a serial killer, is particularly jarring.


#3696

yeah that line is hamfisted but well-intentioned i think. a lot of similar thrillers wouldn’t have bothered.


#3697

It would be a much worse film if they told you buffalo bill’s back story tbh


#3698

Cool!


#3699

Maybe, but there are deleted scenes that probably would have been in there had it been made now.


#3700

Saw The Square over the weekend - absolutely loved it, though it is a bit overlong. Definitely reckon it has an extra edge for anyone who has worked in an arts institution.


#3701

yeah, and it’d be a much worse film if it was made now! there are so many moments of things that while they aren’t difficult concepts to grasp, they aren’t explained in the sort of audience-hating way that they would be nowadays.


#3702

What marckee said. Interestingly (well I thought it was interesting anyway), Sean Astin was a nominee in the same category that year, and Jeff Goldblum was the following year.


#3703

watched Lady Macbeth. Had yer man from Auf Wiedersen in it


#3704

#3705

Alright. Went to see Jigsaw at the weekend. It’s easily the third, maybe fourth, best Saw film. Imagine that?