The 2017 Film DiScussion Thread

films

#1604

Unlimited doesn’t cover that one does it?


#1605

I saw I Am Not Your Negro last night - stunning, so concise and some amazing footage. I now want to read everything Baldwin has ever written.

Weirdly a group of people left 10 minutes in - I mean, unless you literally read up nothing about it and went in blind I am unsure what reason you would give for walking out of it?


#1606

?? It covers all of them? Assuming you have the one that includes central London.


#1607

Erm…


#1608

??

It’s only about £2 more than the normal card.


#1609

Yeah, you get it upgraded for free after a year though and my dear, dear partner is, shall we say “frugal” about these kinds of things. Will probs just upgrade mine and go on my own tbh.


#1610

Oh you certainly should - the Empire in Leicester Square is included now too which is handy for after work (for me anyway)


#1611

Oh and it gets you into Central Picturehouse for £5 (you can’t book in advance, though)


#1612

Ooft, nice tip. Gonna get on that tbh.


#1613

Watched That Awkward Moment while doing work last night. Completely devoid of any enjoyment

Also watched The Wailing. Its on Netflix and I would really recommend it. Korean town sees citizens outbreak in rashes and undertake murderous sprees and the police suspect it may be a Japanese man who has been seen around. Last half hour is really something


#1614

The Wailing is so good!


#1615

The Wailing is bonkers. Liked it a lot.


#1616

I enjoyed also how there was more to it as well, like there’s little clues apparently as to what is going on which makes it worth a rewatch (probs wont do anytime soon, it’s 2 hours 40!)


#1617

I watched all six of Jacques Tati’s films. Really liked Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot/Mon Oncle/Playtime, something very charming about them, though they definitely won’t be for everyone (especially Playtime). The other three films aren’t as strong though they all have their moments.


#1618

Gave this a listen earlier today, I think I’ll listen to more of the podcast too*. Thanks for posting about it.

*I don’t know who I’m kidding, I’m behind on about 1000 podcasts.


#1619

The Castle - Quirky Australian comedy about a family protecting their home from demolition. Brilliant sight gags along with deadpan delivery throughout that had me in stitches. 8/10

Westworld - This hasn’t aged particularly well. Interesting concept but sloppy delivery. Didn’t particularly rate the TV series either. 6/10

Silent Running - Absolutely stunning piece of Sci-Fi. Bruce Dern really hits a home run with his performance. 8/10

Von Ryan’s Express - Frank Sinatra’s character spends the movie making a right hash of things but still ends up being made to look like a total hero in this WWII prisoner of war escape tale. Still quite enjoyable overall though 7/10


#1620

Think this is still the best film I’ve seen this year
https://ff.hrw.org/film/what-tomorrow-brings


#1621

Mustang - Yeah really good.

Disorder - Nice to see Matthias Schonaerts in something that doesn’t stink every once in a while. Also a good soundtrack from Gesaffelstein. Film itself really runs out of steam about halfway through, but still ends up being quite good.

Local Hero - Wonderful from start to finish.


#1622

Gregory’s Girl and Local Hero are both so good, a real shame that Bill Forsyth’s career (and the quality of his films) dropped off a cliff after he upped sticks to Hollywood


#1623

Roger Ebert absolutely loved Comfort and Joy, might try that next. I’ve always liked Local Hero but for some reason I got up at about 7 on Easter Sunday and stuck it on because I had nothing else to do, can’t remember enjoying a film as much.