Films I have seen

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SaintBristol posted this 10 March 2017

SaintBristol posted this 10 March 2017

steveintheforest posted this 11 March 2017 - Last edited 11 March 2017

I've just watched one of the most 'full on' films I can remember seeing, Antichrist with William Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsborough .....  disturbing, harrowing, beautiful, sad, grotesque, powerful, compelling.... it's all of those and more.

Is it a good film ? ... it's top notch with some fantastic cinematography and powerful performances you'd expect from these two highly respected leads.

Did I enjoy it ? ... phew, I dunno really ... I'm still trying to take it all in !!  It's not fun by any means but It's a magnificent film, well worth watching (if your not too squeamish) ... I was totally captivated from start to finish.

gavstar posted this 11 March 2017

Compelling is a good word to describe Antichrist @steveintheforest, I found it challenging to watch (it's good to be challenged sometimes)and it haunted me for a good few days after, but looking back I'm glad I've seen it.  Maybe I'll watch it again one day, but it's hard for me to think of a mood I'll be in that Antichrist would fit the bill for my evenings entertainment.

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gavstar posted this 10 April 2017

Went to see 'Free Fire' yesterday, was a good 90 minutes of throwaway entertainment and Sharlto Copley stole the show for me.  Was also a nice surprise to see our own Barry Gale get an unexpected (and all too brief) appearance.  Don't think it will go down as a classic but was good fun.

**SPOILER ALERT** The trailer is essentially the whole film.

 

Fatso posted this 10 April 2017

I watched the Martin Scorcese film "Silence" tonight. It was good. Certainly made me think throughout about religion and my beliefs. It has the feel of an old 60's or 70's or 80's classic and reminded me a little of Fitzcarraldo. It's a huge film, both in length and in weight. The Mrs fell asleep after 20mins.

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TheCholulaKid posted this 11 April 2017

The Big Short - currently on Netflix.  Bit clunky and uneven but an enjoyable enough way to get up to speed with the sub-prime loan debacle/market crash.

Margin Call (also on Netflix) seems an obvious companion piece so might give that a whirl tonight.

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steveintheforest posted this 11 April 2017

Originally posted by Fatso

I watched the Martin Scorcese film "Silence" tonight. It was good. Certainly made me think throughout about religion and my beliefs. It has the feel of an old 60's or 70's or 80's classic and reminded me a little of Fitzcarraldo. It's a huge film, both in length and in weight. The Mrs fell asleep after 20mins.

 It's right at the top of my list of films to see. Has been for a while but the length of it precludes it from the casual 'lets chuck a movie on' catergory. I normally watch a film later on in the evening which isn't really the time for a two and a half hour, heavywieght epic ..... not with work the next day anyway.  

Looking forward to it now you've given it the thumbs up ...I think I'll watch it over Easter when I've got a bit of time and I'm less likely to do a 'Mrs. Fats' halfway thru'. 

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Fatso posted this 11 April 2017

I had BOGOF tickets to the cinema tonight but there wasn't a great deal on so we watched Logan. It's a fucking long film. It's quite bloody and violent. It's ok. A little bit of sort of fun. The Mrs almost fell asleep after about 30 mins, so that's progress.

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SaintBristol posted this 13 April 2017

The Mrs almost fell asleep after about 30 mins, so that's progress. So, 28 minutes more than usual sealed

SaintBristol posted this 13 April 2017

Originally posted by steveintheforest

I've just watched one of the most 'full on' films I can remember seeing, Antichrist with William Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsborough .....  disturbing, harrowing, beautiful, sad, grotesque, powerful, compelling.... it's all of those and more.

Is it a good film ? ... it's top notch with some fantastic cinematography and powerful performances you'd expect from these two highly respected leads.

Did I enjoy it ? ... phew, I dunno really ... I'm still trying to take it all in !!  It's not fun by any means but It's a magnificent film, well worth watching (if your not too squeamish) ... I was totally captivated from start to finish.

 Lars Von Trier's a twat, sorry a bit reductive then i'm drunk.  He's the most shouty and show off from the the Dogme 95 group of Scandi directors.   Thomas Vinterberg just kept making quietly brilliant films,  "The Hunt" ... Mads Mikklesson.  

SaintBristol posted this 14 April 2017

Originally posted by SaintBristol

Originally posted by steveintheforest

I've just watched one of the most 'full on' films I can remember seeing, Antichrist with William Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsborough .....  disturbing, harrowing, beautiful, sad, grotesque, powerful, compelling.... it's all of those and more.

Is it a good film ? ... it's top notch with some fantastic cinematography and powerful performances you'd expect from these two highly respected leads.

Did I enjoy it ? ... phew, I dunno really ... I'm still trying to take it all in !!  It's not fun by any means but It's a magnificent film, well worth watching (if your not too squeamish) ... I was totally captivated from start to finish.

 Lars Von Trier's a twat, sorry a bit reductive then i'm drunk.  He's the most shouty and show off from the the Dogme 95 group of Scandi directors.   Thomas Vinterberg just kept making quietly brilliant films,  "The Hunt" ... Mads Mikklesson.  

 

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Intiniki posted this 15 April 2017

I really struggle these days to watch films or find one I am interested in. There seems to be a lot of rubbish out there. So yesterday we traweled through amazon/netflix etc. I'd suggested I Daniel Blake but it was deemed (by my partner) to be a bit depressing for out bank holiday viewing. I also suggested Pride. But again not quite up the the lols he obviously wanted.

So we watched The Pianist instead! lou_facepalm2 Very harrowing film. 

steveintheforest posted this 16 April 2017 - Last edited 16 April 2017

Not exactly a film but there's no thread for feature length DVD's

Just watched  Monty Python Live (Mostly) - One Down Five To Go - again !!

It's the DVD release of one of their farewell shows at the O2.  I'm so gutted I never got my shit together to get a ticket, if the DVD's anything to go by it was amazing, a really big production and very funny.....  in a nolstalgic kinda way.

Well worth a watch if you're a fan .... the full show's on YouTube, here's a couple of clips:

SaintBristol posted this 16 April 2017

Originally posted by steveintheforest

Not exactly a film but there's no thread for feature length DVD's

Just watched  Monty Python Live (Mostly) - One Down Five To Go - again !!

It's the DVD release of one of their farewell shows at the O2.  I'm so gutted I never got my shit together to get a ticket, if the DVD's anything to go by it was amazing, a really big production and very funny.....  in a nolstalgic kinda way.

Well worth a watch if you're a fan .... the full show's on YouTube, here's a couple of clips:

 It's a terrible affliction for anyone. But Terry Jones frown Writer and director of the some of the most original and influential comedy.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/16/monty-python-terry-jones-learning-to-live-with-dementia

SaintBristol posted this 16 April 2017

steveintheforest posted this 16 April 2017

Originally posted by SaintBristol

 It's a terrible affliction for anyone. But Terry Jones frown Writer and director of the some of the most original and influential comedy.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/16/monty-python-terry-jones-learning-to-live-with-dementia

I'd heard about that, very sad indeed 

steveintheforest posted this 17 April 2017 - Last edited 17 April 2017

The horror movie genre more than any other is flooded with run of the mill, predictable shit but The Devils Candy is an indie gem that bucks the trend. The trailer doesn't really do it justice. It's dark, brooding with an unusual feel to it.

The Conjuring or The Exorcist it's not but it's definitely worth a look if creepy, atmospheric thrills are your thing. It's doing the cinema rounds at the moment but I watched a proper job, 720p HD stream via the Kodi Zen plug in