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As an aside I'm really looking forward to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. saw the shorts tonight and looks really good.

Loved In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths.


Caught this on Friday. Bloody good although decidedly darker than the other two. More Drama with a smattering of comedy than vice versa.

Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand and the dude from Travellers/Will & Grace were all outstanding.


The acting was superb but I don’t think McDonagh handled the tonal whiplash between comedy and violence very well, at least not as well as in In Bruges. It was often jarring and not in a good way. Having Frances McDormand there (who was of course fcking excellent) just reminded me of how much better the Coen’s would have juggled those contrasts.

Seems like I’m in a minority of one though based on the reviews. Still worth watching, if just for Sam Rockwell


Yeah I'd agree. He just seemed to crank the dial up a bit too far and thus lost any of the levity.

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the whole thing being based upon the daughter being raped, tortured and burned to death probably contributed. She could just as well have been "missing" imo


Still I thought it was pretty good on the most part although the acting carried it somewhat.


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RuggaBugga wrote:
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As an aside I'm really looking forward to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. saw the shorts tonight and looks really good.

Loved In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths.


Caught this on Friday. Bloody good although decidedly darker than the other two. More Drama with a smattering of comedy than vice versa.

Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand and the dude from Travellers/Will & Grace were all outstanding.

Huh? I don't think there was anyone from those shows in it.

I didn't have a problem with the tonal shifts - it's what I expect in a McDonaghs brothers film.

Three Billboards is so much better than Seven Psychopaths - a return to form in my opinion.


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UncleFB wrote:
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As an aside I'm really looking forward to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. saw the shorts tonight and looks really good.

Loved In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths.


Caught this on Friday. Bloody good although decidedly darker than the other two. More Drama with a smattering of comedy than vice versa.

Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand and the dude from Travellers/Will & Grace were all outstanding.

Huh? I don't think there was anyone from those shows in it.

I didn't have a problem with the tonal shifts - it's what I expect in a McDonaghs brothers film.

Three Billboards is so much better than Seven Psychopaths - a return to form in my opinion.


:lol: Nah Rockwell just looks like him.


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Yes, much, much better than 7 Psychopaths


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The Florida Project - as brilliant as it is heartbreaking. 9/10


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2017 in movies (UK Release dates):

1.Frantz
★★★★½


2.The Killing of a Sacred Deer
★★★★½


3.The Handmaiden
★★★★½


4.Manchester by the Sea
★★★★½


5.The Florida Project
★★★★½


6.Moonlight
★★★★


7.Blade Runner 2049
★★★★


8.Good Time
★★★★


9.A Ghost Story
★★★★½


10.Personal Shopper
★★★★


11.Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
★★★★


12.The Eyes of My Mother
★★★★


13.Lady Bird
★★★½


14.Beatriz at Dinner
★★★★


15.Marjorie Prime
★★★★


16.Dunkirk
★★★★


17.It Comes at Night
★★★★


18.Raw
★★★½


19.Most Beautiful Island
★★★★


20.Buster’s Mal Heart
★★★½


21.Land of Mine
★★★★


22.Wind River
★★★★


23.Certain Women
★★★½


24.The Salesman
★★★★


25.Elle
★★★½


26.Jackie
★★★½


27.Jawbone
★★★½


28.The Beguiled
★★★


29.Loving
★★★


30.Okja
★★★½


31.Lion
★★★★


32.Brigsby Bear
★★½


33.Band Aid
★★★


34.The Red Turtle
★★★


35.Bottom of the World
★★★


36.Una
★★★


37.Detour
★★★


38.I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
★★★


39.Free Fire
★★½


40.Get Out
★★½


41.Shot Caller
★★★


42.Baby Driver
★½


43.Hacksaw Ridge


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You put a lot of effort into that, I can tell


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You put a lot of effort into that, I can tell


It took me about a year to complete.


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That's a shame


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That's a shame


For you maybe.


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Nice list Kid A. Certainly agree on Hacksaw ridge, but sure that's been done on the thread. Probably only seen a third of those (and none of that top three), but my top 5 would be:

Ghost Story
Manchester by the Sea
Blade Runner 2049
Moonlight
Dunkirk

Only just saw Blade Runner 2049 the other week. As someone who liked the original, but wasn't a total fan boy, I thought it was excellent. Some unreal cinematography and the story is given plenty of room to breathe. Looking forward to Villeneuve's next effort, as he's on a bit of a roll after Arrival and this.


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Looking forward to Villeneuve's next effort, as he's on a bit of a roll after Arrival and this.


Dune adaptation


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Looking forward to Villeneuve's next effort, as he's on a bit of a roll after Arrival and this.


Cheers. Have you seen his previous work? More or less everything he's done is exceptional. 'Polytechnique' is terrifyingly realistic. 'Enemy' is a brilliant headfuck movie. And obviously 'Prisoners' and 'Sicario' are big hollywood efforts. Top notch director. Can't wait to see what he does with 'Dune'.


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Looking forward to Villeneuve's next effort, as he's on a bit of a roll after Arrival and this.


Dune adaptation


Ah yeah. Had heard that was in the works, but didn't know it was him. Excellent.


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I am aquiver with anticipation


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Kid A wrote:
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Looking forward to Villeneuve's next effort, as he's on a bit of a roll after Arrival and this.


Cheers. Have you seen his previous work? More or less everything he's done is exceptional. 'Polytechnique' is terrifyingly realistic. 'Enemy' is a brilliant headfuck movie. And obviously 'Prisoners' and 'Sicario' are big hollywood efforts. Top notch director. Can't wait to see what he does with 'Dune'.


Only seen Sicario, so will take a look when I have time.


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You might also want to check out Incendies (if you don't mind subtitles or speak French). We had it in a library I worked in and it barely stayed on the shelf, it was so popular.


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You might also want to check out Incendies (if you don't mind subtitles or speak French). We had it in a library I worked in and it barely stayed on the shelf, it was so popular.

Very good film. :thumbup:


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just saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ..great movie but it doesn't really have a real ending which is a let down :( 8.5/10


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Watched The Disaster Artist lat night, great flick. Franco, who I hate, is class.


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just saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ..great movie but it doesn't really have a real ending which is a let down :( 8.5/10


Surely, the ending was about redemption and forgiveness?

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I really liked the way McDormand and Rockwell's characters had both experienced a turnaround. The car turning round and going back home literally represents their acceptance / closure about their individual situation and finally gives the viewer some hope that they have made choices that will improved their lives. It's an optimistic ending. Loved it.


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just saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ..great movie but it doesn't really have a real ending which is a let down :( 8.5/10


Surely, the ending was about redemption and forgiveness?

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I really liked the way McDormand and Rockwell's characters had both experienced a turnaround. The car turning round and going back home literally represents their acceptance / closure about their individual situation and finally gives the viewer some hope that they have made choices that will improved their lives. It's an optimistic ending. Loved it.


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Like Comets probably I wanted a rapist to die a horrible death


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Only just got around to watching Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Great little film! I didn't really care for What We Do in the Shadows, but this was a fine return to what I loved so much about Boy.

Any other Waititi films worth watching?


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Only just got around to watching Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Great little film! I didn't really care for What We Do in the Shadows, but this was a fine return to what I loved so much about Boy.

Any other Waititi films worth watching?


Thor Ragnarok is pretty funny for a super hero film. Worth seeing.


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SecretAgentMan wrote:
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You might also want to check out Incendies (if you don't mind subtitles or speak French). We had it in a library I worked in and it barely stayed on the shelf, it was so popular.

Very good film. :thumbup:


Just looked at the trailer and rented it on Netflix (DVD only). Thanks.


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You might also want to check out Incendies (if you don't mind subtitles or speak French). We had it in a library I worked in and it barely stayed on the shelf, it was so popular.

Very good film. :thumbup:


Just looked at the trailer and rented it on Netflix (DVD only). Thanks.


The Year 2000 just called...it wants its DVD back.


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Kid A wrote:
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just saw Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ..great movie but it doesn't really have a real ending which is a let down :( 8.5/10


Surely, the ending was about redemption and forgiveness?

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I really liked the way McDormand and Rockwell's characters had both experienced a turnaround. The car turning round and going back home literally represents their acceptance / closure about their individual situation and finally gives the viewer some hope that they have made choices that will improved their lives. It's an optimistic ending. Loved it.


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thats the thing, the car never turns around so we don't know if they went ahead with their plan or they decided not to go with it,...but it will be interesting if they did (can open to a sequel) and when McDorman's character notices who this guy is and tells Rockwells' character what he said at the shop, they might get their vengeance or he might reveal something which may lead the two to uncover something big........this was definitely no a feel good movie as someone said above, it would have been nice to see Justice prevail for once but i think it followed true to "reality" though that a majority of cases like this never get solved...personally my favorite part about the movie was what McDormans' character said to the priest..i have never heard the word culpable used so many times in a paragraph before lol..


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Only movie from last year I genuinely enjoyed, perhaps because I had no expectations going in. Subversive, funny, and oddly realistic:

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Nieghorn wrote:
Only just got around to watching Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Great little film! I didn't really care for What We Do in the Shadows, but this was a fine return to what I loved so much about Boy.

Any other Waititi films worth watching?

You should try and get hold of his two short films. Two Cars, One Night which was the impetus for Boy and Tama Tu.

I prefer Tama Tu, and it's in your military interest wheelhouse, about a Maori Battalion unit.

Ok, here's some links I've found, you may need a to use Hola or another VPN as it's an NZ site.
https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/tama-tu-2004

https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/two-ca ... night-2003

I think his only other feature film is Eagle vs Shark which is quirky (has comparisons to Napolean Dynamite).
There's also episodes of Flight of the Concords, and for acting alone an NZ movie called Scarfies.


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Only movie from last year I genuinely enjoyed, perhaps because I had no expectations going in. Subversive, funny, and oddly realistic:

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Great film, although I feel sad for you that you only enjoyed one movie last year.


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Nieghorn wrote:
Only just got around to watching Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Great little film! I didn't really care for What We Do in the Shadows, but this was a fine return to what I loved so much about Boy.

Any other Waititi films worth watching?

You should try and get hold of his two short films. Two Cars, One Night which was the impetus for Boy and Tama Tu.

I prefer Tama Tu, and it's in your military interest wheelhouse, about a Maori Battalion unit.

Ok, here's some links I've found, you may need a to use Hola or another VPN as it's an NZ site.
https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/tama-tu-2004

https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/two-ca ... night-2003

I think his only other feature film is Eagle vs Shark which is quirky (has comparisons to Napolean Dynamite).
There's also episodes of Flight of the Concords, and for acting alone an NZ movie called Scarfies.


Cheers!

I may have actually seen Eagle vs Shark, but it was that ... 'memorable'. :)

Tama Tu sounds great. Will try the links or hunt it down.


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Saw Wonder tonight, it's a little sickly sweet in parts but quite enjoyable.


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Idris Elba is coming out with Yardie in the next few weeks. It is supposed to be pretty good. Shwoing at Sundance next week.


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3BOEM is a good film but far too clunky at times to be considered a great.


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Nieghorn wrote:
Only just got around to watching Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Great little film! I didn't really care for What We Do in the Shadows, but this was a fine return to what I loved so much about Boy.

Any other Waititi films worth watching?


I saw Hunt on the plane recently and really enjoyed it. It resembles Sleeping Dogs but without the serious overtones.


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Finally got to see The Road.

It's a bit grim.


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Finally got to see The Road.

It's a bit grim.


Yep, not exactly an uplifting film, pretty faithful to he book as well.

Saw ‘All the money in the world’ last night. Plummer was superb I thought, could not picture Spacey playing the role of Getty. Sadly the film was spoiled by the twat next to me who tried to snore his way through the whole film who later threatened to ‘chop my head off’ after I woke him for the umpteenth time to get him to shut the fudge up.


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Really don't see what's so great about best pic front runner, The Shape of Water


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Nieghorn wrote:
UncleFB wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:
Only just got around to watching Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Great little film! I didn't really care for What We Do in the Shadows, but this was a fine return to what I loved so much about Boy.

Any other Waititi films worth watching?

You should try and get hold of his two short films. Two Cars, One Night which was the impetus for Boy and Tama Tu.

I prefer Tama Tu, and it's in your military interest wheelhouse, about a Maori Battalion unit.

Ok, here's some links I've found, you may need a to use Hola or another VPN as it's an NZ site.
https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/tama-tu-2004

https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/two-ca ... night-2003

I think his only other feature film is Eagle vs Shark which is quirky (has comparisons to Napolean Dynamite).
There's also episodes of Flight of the Concords, and for acting alone an NZ movie called Scarfies.


Cheers!

I may have actually seen Eagle vs Shark, but it was that ... 'memorable'. :)

Tama Tu sounds great. Will try the links or hunt it down.


Tama Tu has the best Maori head nod scene in the history of film.


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Recently saw:

Florida Project - bit of a slow burn but overall great, would recommend. The kid actor is great.
Molly's Game - good story and well told, but nothing to set the heather on fire.
Toni Erdman - Quite absurd and surreal, uncomfortably funny and despite the length and origin very good German comedy.


Next on the list is Mother!


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