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Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
« Reply #3345 on: March 12, 2021, 08:32:48 PM »
Just watched Breaking News in Yuba County... Excellent!  lol:

 rubschin:  'On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 11% based on 27 critic reviews'

Luvvies hate it... People that actually pay to go and see it love it... Tells you all you need to know...  ;)



Very likely.  Sky are supposed to be showing it some time here so wil give it a try
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Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
« Reply #3346 on: March 13, 2021, 05:56:14 AM »
Just watched Breaking News in Yuba County... Excellent!  lol:

 rubschin:  'On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 11% based on 27 critic reviews'

Luvvies hate it... People that actually pay to go and see it love it... Tells you all you need to know...  ;)



Very likely.  Sky are supposed to be showing it some time here so wil give it a try

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It features a white woman playing a white woman as the lead, a black woman portrayed as a criminal and no lezzers or trannies - you can see why they'd hate it...  lol:
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Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
« Reply #3347 on: March 13, 2021, 07:12:32 AM »
Just watched Breaking News in Yuba County... Excellent!  lol:

 rubschin:  'On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 11% based on 27 critic reviews'

Luvvies hate it... People that actually pay to go and see it love it... Tells you all you need to know...  ;)



Very likely.  Sky are supposed to be showing it some time here so wil give it a try

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It features a white woman playing a white woman as the lead, a black woman portrayed as a criminal and no lezzers or trannies - you can see why they'd hate it...  lol:

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Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
« Reply #3348 on: March 13, 2021, 11:37:29 AM »
Just watched Breaking News in Yuba County... Excellent!  lol:

 rubschin:  'On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 11% based on 27 critic reviews'

Luvvies hate it... People that actually pay to go and see it love it... Tells you all you need to know...  ;)



Very likely.  Sky are supposed to be showing it some time here so wil give it a try

 Thumbs:

It features a white woman playing a white woman as the lead, a black woman portrayed as a criminal and no lezzers or trannies - you can see why they'd hate it...  lol:

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no matter how many instances of white swans we may have observed, this does not justify the conclusion that all swans are white.  (Karl Popper)

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Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
« Reply #3349 on: March 13, 2021, 01:20:25 PM »
Just watched Breaking News in Yuba County... Excellent!  lol:

 rubschin:  'On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 11% based on 27 critic reviews'

Luvvies hate it... People that actually pay to go and see it love it... Tells you all you need to know...  ;)



Very likely.  Sky are supposed to be showing it some time here so wil give it a try

 Thumbs:

It features a white woman playing a white woman as the lead, a black woman portrayed as a criminal and no lezzers or trannies - you can see why they'd hate it...  lol:

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« Reply #3350 on: March 26, 2021, 06:05:20 PM »
Just watched The Father... Mesmerizing! worthy:

Amazbugs acting all round!  Thumbs:

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IN BRIEF: Great performances and sensitive direction create a haunting journey into dementia.

JIM'S REVIEW: (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) It's been a few days since I have seen Florian Zeller's brilliant film, The Father, and it still haunts me with its vivid depiction of the ravages of dementia. Other films have previously tackled this tragic disease very well. Amour, Still Alice, Away From Her, Iris, these exceptional films do come to mind, but no moviegoing experience will prepare you for this emotional free-fall.

We witness Anthony's mental decline directly as we are transported to his ever-changing world. It is a jarring and disturbing view. Scenes are flipped and repeated by different characters. Actors trade roles and utter familiar dialog heard before. Items are lost or found and settings are slightly askew with changes in decor hinting at his mental disarray and anguish. As moviegoers, we cannot recognize the real from the surreal and the film accomplishes what no other film has done before...we become as dead to the real world, just as Anthony has, lost in a parallel universe and unable to find an easy escape. The emotional upheaval is palpable and moving.

This is a great movie. French playwright Florian Zeller takes his play (with the assistance from Christopher Hampton) and adapts it for the screen in his glorious directorial debut and it's a stunner. His dialog captures the outrage and angst of a patient slowly being erased. Mr. Zeller's sensitive touches throughout the film indicate vast changes in Anthony's time frame (a misplaced fork, artwork that moves and shifts placement in the apartment, a whole kitchen redo, etc.).

Production values are top-notch. Special kudos to Peter Francis' stylish production design and Ludovico Einaudi's brooding and lyrical music score which sets the perfect bittersweet tone. Yorgos Lamprinos removes all of the play's stagy theatrics from this adaptation with his concise editing and the lens of Ben Smithard lights and composes areas of the apartment with a sense of cluttered isolation with equal parts Edward Hopper or David Hockney.

In the title role is Sir Anthony Hopkins and he is mesmerizing in his portrayal of a man unable to come to terms with his demise. He cajoles, bullies, and demands attention of those he loves. His final break-down scene is a masterclass in acting. This is a towering performance by an actor at his peak. The whole ensemble is splendid. Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatliss, and Olivia Williams shine in their transferable identities and add layers to the story, but it is Olivia Coleman as Anne, Anthony's sorrowful daughter, who impresses. The actress brings such deep nuance to her part. Her frightened glances, disoriented manner, and expressive line delivery is devastating. Mr. Hopkins and Ms. Coleman deserve every accolade this award season.

Simply stated, The Father is one of the year's finest films. Do not miss this gripping movie.
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Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
« Reply #3351 on: March 26, 2021, 09:45:00 PM »
Just watched The Father... Mesmerizing! worthy:

Amazbugs acting all round!  Thumbs:

Quote from: IMDB
IN BRIEF: Great performances and sensitive direction create a haunting journey into dementia.

JIM'S REVIEW: (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) It's been a few days since I have seen Florian Zeller's brilliant film, The Father, and it still haunts me with its vivid depiction of the ravages of dementia. Other films have previously tackled this tragic disease very well. Amour, Still Alice, Away From Her, Iris, these exceptional films do come to mind, but no moviegoing experience will prepare you for this emotional free-fall.

We witness Anthony's mental decline directly as we are transported to his ever-changing world. It is a jarring and disturbing view. Scenes are flipped and repeated by different characters. Actors trade roles and utter familiar dialog heard before. Items are lost or found and settings are slightly askew with changes in decor hinting at his mental disarray and anguish. As moviegoers, we cannot recognize the real from the surreal and the film accomplishes what no other film has done before...we become as dead to the real world, just as Anthony has, lost in a parallel universe and unable to find an easy escape. The emotional upheaval is palpable and moving.

This is a great movie. French playwright Florian Zeller takes his play (with the assistance from Christopher Hampton) and adapts it for the screen in his glorious directorial debut and it's a stunner. His dialog captures the outrage and angst of a patient slowly being erased. Mr. Zeller's sensitive touches throughout the film indicate vast changes in Anthony's time frame (a misplaced fork, artwork that moves and shifts placement in the apartment, a whole kitchen redo, etc.).

Production values are top-notch. Special kudos to Peter Francis' stylish production design and Ludovico Einaudi's brooding and lyrical music score which sets the perfect bittersweet tone. Yorgos Lamprinos removes all of the play's stagy theatrics from this adaptation with his concise editing and the lens of Ben Smithard lights and composes areas of the apartment with a sense of cluttered isolation with equal parts Edward Hopper or David Hockney.

In the title role is Sir Anthony Hopkins and he is mesmerizing in his portrayal of a man unable to come to terms with his demise. He cajoles, bullies, and demands attention of those he loves. His final break-down scene is a masterclass in acting. This is a towering performance by an actor at his peak. The whole ensemble is splendid. Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Mark Gatliss, and Olivia Williams shine in their transferable identities and add layers to the story, but it is Olivia Coleman as Anne, Anthony's sorrowful daughter, who impresses. The actress brings such deep nuance to her part. Her frightened glances, disoriented manner, and expressive line delivery is devastating. Mr. Hopkins and Ms. Coleman deserve every accolade this award season.

Simply stated, The Father is one of the year's finest films. Do not miss this gripping movie.
I know I should watch it, I've seen the excellent reviews but I just know I can't.  Saw what happened to my father and that was bad enough. 
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Re: The All New Book & DVD Review Thread (And Gift Hints)
« Reply #3352 on: March 30, 2021, 06:31:30 PM »
Just watched Cherry... Sensational...  cloud9:



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Amazing performance from Tom Holland. I was so glad to see him nail a much more serious role as well as Spiderman. This movie, in my opinion, managed to portray PTSD and addiction in a way that it kept my whole attention from the beginning to the end. I even got goosebumps at some of the scenes, thanks to the music which is truly a masterpiece. Haven't read the books, but my advice is that the movie is worth watching at least once, the atmosphere of it is incredible!
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« Reply #3353 on: April 20, 2021, 05:04:25 PM »
Just watched The Courier... Sensational, brilliant, highly recommended!  Thumbs:

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A must watch if you're a history fan. Acting, execution, dialogues and plot buildup everything is top notch.
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« Reply #3354 on: April 20, 2021, 06:50:19 PM »
Just watched The Courier... Sensational, brilliant, highly recommended!  Thumbs:

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A must watch if you're a history fan. Acting, execution, dialogues and plot buildup everything is top notch.

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« Reply #3355 on: May 01, 2021, 08:02:10 AM »
Watched Nobody the other evening, very good! Different role for Odenkirk but he was excellent!

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Finally got to see some amazing movie in the cinema. To be honest this film is filled with lots of terrific moments and surprises (not twists) with its badass characters, especially the protagonist "Bob Odenkirk" he completely nailed it.

From the start to the end of the film was a BANG! ... for all those who love movies like John Wick, Equalizer shouldn't miss this movie at all ... It worth the money
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« Reply #3356 on: May 11, 2021, 04:18:07 PM »
Started to watch The Virtuoso... Couldn't get past 20 mins...  noooo:

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How good is this movie...... 20 minutes in and I vacuumed the house while leaving it play.

What a waste of a great actor...  evil:

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« Reply #3357 on: June 16, 2021, 06:08:45 PM »
Just watched Dream Horse...  cloud9:
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« Reply #3358 on: June 26, 2021, 05:32:41 PM »
Watched The War Below last night - sensational!  Thumbs:

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