What films have you watched lately?

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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Ian Volante » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:01 pm

Saw Assault on Precinct 13 the other night. Very watchable relative to its budget, and pleasing soundtrack of course, which is all I'd previously been aware of.
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Post by Marc Meakin » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:03 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
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Saw Assault on Precinct 13 the other night. Very watchable relative to its budget, and pleasing soundtrack of course, which is all I'd previously been aware of.
If it's the John Carpenter original, then it's a superb film and I do believe it's his film score too.
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Post by Paul Worsley » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:59 pm

Beasts of No Nation.. A difficult subject, but very well handled. Violent at times, but thought provoking and harrowing.

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Post by JimBentley » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:07 pm

Anyone seen the German film "Look Who's Back" ("Er ist wieder da")? It's pretty dark, but really funny (if you like that kind of humour) and I think has some interesting points to make. It's basically "what if Hitler came back in the present day and what would he do" and while they milk it (Hitler in incongruous situations etc.), it's well worth watching.

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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:11 pm

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Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:07 pm
Anyone seen the German film "Look Who's Back" ("Er ist wieder da")? It's pretty dark, but really funny (if you like that kind of humour) and I think has some interesting points to make. It's basically "what if Hitler came back in the present day and what would he do" and while they milk it (Hitler in incongruous situations etc.), it's well worth watching.
I started reading the book and it was trash. Not sure if it was just a bad translation (assuming that it was German originally) but yeah... rubbish!

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Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:27 pm

Just seen Bohemian Rhapsody.
Superb biopic.
Rami Malek was unbelievable, the music was great the choreography first class and although they took a few liberties with the timeline, the Live Aid climax was spot on.
If you like Queen or music biopics you will love it
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Post by Thomas Carey » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:24 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:11 pm
JimBentley wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:07 pm
Anyone seen the German film "Look Who's Back" ("Er ist wieder da")? It's pretty dark, but really funny (if you like that kind of humour) and I think has some interesting points to make. It's basically "what if Hitler came back in the present day and what would he do" and while they milk it (Hitler in incongruous situations etc.), it's well worth watching.
I started reading the book and it was trash. Not sure if it was just a bad translation (assuming that it was German originally) but yeah... rubbish!
Read the book in original German cause I'm so hard and I thought it was fine tbh but maybe I just have shit book taste
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Post by JimBentley » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:22 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:24 pm
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:11 pm
JimBentley wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:07 pm
Anyone seen the German film "Look Who's Back" ("Er ist wieder da")? It's pretty dark, but really funny (if you like that kind of humour) and I think has some interesting points to make. It's basically "what if Hitler came back in the present day and what would he do" and while they milk it (Hitler in incongruous situations etc.), it's well worth watching.
I started reading the book and it was trash. Not sure if it was just a bad translation (assuming that it was German originally) but yeah... rubbish!
Read the book in original German cause I'm so hard and I thought it was fine tbh but maybe I just have shit book taste
A lot of the criticism of the book came about because it was a written in a deliberate pastiche of Hitler's writing style (i.e. quite clunky prose) and that made it difficult to read, which is an understandable criticism to be honest. I think the film sidesteps that by treating Hitler more as a documentary subject, there's no real narrative voice at all.

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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:30 pm

Watched two remake this week.
Widows, a reimagining of the Linda LaPlant classic.
Very well made, Chicago set drama tackling racism, sexism and still packing a great deal of story and action.
The editing was genius.
Also watched the remake of Papillon.
Probably didn't need remaking but the two leads were excellent.
Rami Malek really is a very versatile actor.
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Post by JimBentley » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:40 pm

Mark James wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:25 pm
Primer - What was that all about? ?/10
Finally watched this and it's amazing. 100% totally recommended, would see again (I think I need to because I definitely didn't understand it all the first time and I've looked at diagrams and everything.

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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Mark James » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:31 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Mark James wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:25 pm
Primer - What was that all about? ?/10
Finally watched this and it's amazing. 100% totally recommended, would see again (I think I need to because I definitely didn't understand it all the first time and I've looked at diagrams and everything.
Should have made it clearer that I too recommend it. Have you seen his follow-up Upstream Color? I still haven't watched it myself but it's supposed to be even better.

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Post by JimBentley » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:50 pm

Mark James wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:31 pm
JimBentley wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:40 pm
Mark James wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:25 pm
Primer - What was that all about? ?/10
Finally watched this and it's amazing. 100% totally recommended, would see again (I think I need to because I definitely didn't understand it all the first time and I've looked at diagrams and everything.
Should have made it clearer that I too recommend it. Have you seen his follow-up Upstream Color? I still haven't watched it myself but it's supposed to be even better.
Not yet, but I'm going to watch it soon, it's near the top of my list (every time I get recommended a film, or read about a film that sounds interesting, it goes onto the list, but to be honest it's getting a bit out of hand now, as for each one I tick off, I add five more). I'll need to live to about 150 to watch them all and I don't think that's going to happen.

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Re: What films have you watched lately?

Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:18 pm

Primer is the nearest thing to a feasible time travel film you can get
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