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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2020 Edition)
« Reply #1890 on: January 17, 2021, 10:27:45 PM »
I love Repo Man.

I just watched Happy Go Lucky. It was decent. Eddie Marsan as a terrifying unhinged lunatic of a driving instructior was probably the best bit.

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« Reply #1891 on: January 18, 2021, 04:14:08 AM »
On a slight Lumet vibe watched Q and A earlier with Nick Nolte as a bent cop who likes corruption (obviously) racism and crossdressers , its a solid thriller which probably has dated a lot. 3/5.

Has anyone seen Prince Of The City, slightly worried as its near 3 hours which seems over the top for what looks a run of the mill storyline . (Good cop goes bad).

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« Reply #1892 on: January 18, 2021, 08:18:48 AM »
Has anyone seen Prince Of The City, slightly worried as its near 3 hours which seems over the top for what looks a run of the mill storyline . (Good cop goes bad).

One of the definitive corrupt cops films.

For years Serpico wasn't available in any way, shape or form in the UK, whilst Prince was - there's a whole generation or two that grew up with Prince being THE film in that genre.  Ironically it's the other way around now.

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« Reply #1893 on: January 18, 2021, 09:33:23 AM »
I love Repo Man.

I just watched Happy Go Lucky. It was decent. Eddie Marsan as a terrifying unhinged lunatic of a driving instructior was probably the best bit.
Marsan is brilliant in that. It's dramatically necessary to have Sally Hawkins come up against someone less happy, but it's done in a really original way with Marsan being believably horrible (rather than just having her thwart a drugs gang which is probably how Hollywood would have it). I've been meaning to re-watch it, as it's on Prime.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2020 Edition)
« Reply #1894 on: January 18, 2021, 10:24:10 AM »
He's got a bit of a knack for this hasn't he? He was a believably horrible cunt in Tyrannosaur too. I guess some of it is him being able to be quite aggressive and intimidating but also not physically intimidating in appearance so he can hide in plain sight. Your hidden abuser/nutter who wouldn't know about it unless he chose to put you on the receiving end of it.

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« Reply #1895 on: January 19, 2021, 03:44:05 AM »
One of the definitive corrupt cops films.

For years Serpico wasn't available in any way, shape or form in the UK, whilst Prince was - there's a whole generation or two that grew up with Prince being THE film in that genre.  Ironically it's the other way around now.

Need to re watch Serpico as its been so long, but hugely impressed with Prince. Williams is fantastic as the lead and plenty of other scene stealers in the supporting cast.

Its not to be up their with 12 Angry Men which everyone regards as Lumet's best film.


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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2020 Edition)
« Reply #1896 on: January 19, 2021, 08:24:58 AM »
Her Spike Jonze's incel wank fantasy where Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his computer OS. Well acted but there were so many small contrivances, lines and stylistic tics that irritated me that I turned off after an hour. It may well have got better and turned into a "self aware AIs take over the world" action thriller in the second half but I guess I'll never know.

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« Reply #1897 on: January 19, 2021, 10:51:49 AM »
The Baby

This felt like it was on the brink of turning into a porn film at any point in any scene. I loved it. 


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« Reply #1898 on: January 19, 2021, 12:46:47 PM »
Unforgiven (1992)

My main query was whether Richard Harris's character was meant to be actually English, and he just had a weak accent or whether it was an Irish guy trying to show himself off as being English. Apparently it is the former. Still could have done with more of Harris.

Other than that, admirable but didn't excite me much. Never really got into Eastwood's acting persona. Another extremely loved film that doesn't gel with me.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2020 Edition)
« Reply #1900 on: January 20, 2021, 02:21:07 AM »
East is East

I remember this advertised a lot when it was out but I was 11 and my 2-3 cinema trips a year were mostly Disney/Pixar films at the time. It really wasn’t what I’d expected this whole time in a good way - I imagined some daft comedy full of lol-remember-flares gags and sitcom style acting, but while bits of that are there the majority of it’s bleak as fuck with only occasional laughs that were more of a relief from the scenes of the dad beating the shit out of his wife and kids - I genuinely wondered who was going to end up dead at the end (Nobody does). Nicely gritty and well worth the 99p Amazon rental, as was...

Shallow Grave

Awesome. Saw the first half of this way back in the mid noughties late night on Channel 4 (post-Eccleston Who) but must have fallen asleep/turned to another channel as I remember enjoying it but not catching the end. Great snapshot of the early-mid nineties with some banging techno on the soundtrack as later used to more acclaim in Trainspotting, and some brill early performances from future worldwide stars plus surprise Keith Allen. Sadly it looks like the Criterion release from a few years back never came out over here.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2020 Edition)
« Reply #1901 on: January 20, 2021, 04:59:04 AM »
New 2021 thread here if you lot want it

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2020 Edition)
« Reply #1902 on: January 20, 2021, 10:32:29 PM »
???

My thoughts too :P

Where did you get the Incel bit from..

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2020 Edition)
« Reply #1903 on: January 21, 2021, 01:39:21 PM »
The plot felt a bit incel-y: lonely, slightly creepy guy gets into sexy relationship with sexy computer voice who totally gets him

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2020 Edition)
« Reply #1904 on: January 21, 2021, 10:14:49 PM »
That's not incel-y.

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« Reply #1905 on: January 22, 2021, 12:18:20 AM »
It Happened One Night (1934)

Winner of the big Five Oscars; a slow-burner by today's standards but some great interplay and chemistry between the leads Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable. The final act whizzes by at a tantalising pace and while the ending is somewhat inevitable it is still beautifully performed and the sheer presence of a certain character makes you happy for their comeuppance.

4.5 out of 5

Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2020 Edition)
« Reply #1906 on: February 01, 2021, 09:02:12 PM »
The Aristocats (1970): nearly fifty years after the only time I saw this all the way through, I still love it.  Everybody Wants to Be a Cat is an awesome number.

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« Reply #1907 on: February 02, 2021, 11:51:57 AM »
Colossal (2016)

Loved it. The sort of messy high-concept film that I wish they made more of, but I can completely see why they don't as surely this must have been a battle to get funded. It doesn't tick any boxes neatly and revels in its genre mash-up and I loved it all the more for that.

What begins as an intriguing indie film life-in-crisis study takes one of the biggest left-turns I've seen in ages but never loses sight of its character work, and the central metaphors work a treat. Great and engaging performances Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, the latter in particular shining by tipping his usual charming persona on its head, and injecting real petty darkness seething below his surface charisma.

Happily I also managed to avoid spoilers (other than the ahem massive one, which the Netflix trailer also shows) and thoroughly relished seeing where the fuck the film was going. It's been a while since I've been enjoying a modern film and have been completely lost as to what would happen next or how it would tie up.

I think your mileage may vary depending on how much you can tolerate your characters being self-destructive fuck-ups (and I've read a few reviews saying the film doesn't work because of Hathaway's character being so cold and selfish) but I found it to be an engaging dissection of a broken human struggling towards recovery.

Plus fuck yeah, giant kaiju and robot action!!

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« Reply #1908 on: February 02, 2021, 12:10:32 PM »
I thought it was great and was completely blind-sided by the dark turn it took. I liked that Hathaway's character was unlikeable because that made it more interesting than having a true blue hero that you knew you were supposed to root for

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« Reply #1909 on: February 02, 2021, 12:13:32 PM »
I thought it was great and was completely blind-sided by the dark turn it took. I liked that Hathaway's character was unlikeable because that made it more interesting than having a true blue hero that you knew you were supposed to root for

100% agree. Without the dark underbelly I think it could have verged on twee, but it never did.

Really, really liked that all of the genre elements would have worked perfectly separately but made for a gloriously tasty mash.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2020 Edition)
« Reply #1910 on: February 02, 2021, 04:02:31 PM »
Psst! The 2021thread it pinned now, this is the old and busted thread.

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« Reply #1911 on: February 02, 2021, 04:07:54 PM »
Psst! The 2021thread it pinned now, this is the old and busted thread.

Ahhhh shit. Thank you.

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Re: What Non-New Films Have You Seen? (2020 Edition)
« Reply #1912 on: February 03, 2021, 04:25:54 PM »
Blue Thunder was on last night, didn't watch it because I'd watched in online the week previous.

Great helicopter film and Warren Oates' final roll. Malcolm McDowell plays a nice, slightly psycho, bad guy.

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« Reply #1913 on: February 03, 2021, 04:28:04 PM »
Psst! The 2021thread it pinned now, this is the old and busted thread.

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