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Horror, but more of a crime mystery sort of thing.


Lad discovers an old tape of a broadcast signal intrusion, which is where people hijack a live broadcast for a little while to broadcast their own video.

 

He goes to some old fashioned BBS where people are nerdy about that sort of thing, and finds out that there are other tapes out there and he becomes a bit obsessed about tracking them down and decoding the little clues in the videos.

 

His lass went missing the day before the first broadcast and he becomes convinced that decoding the messages in the videos will lead him to find out what happened to her.

 

It has a nice cosey vibe to it. The guy who plays the lead overacts a bit too much. He'd be good if he toned it down a couple of notches, but other than that, yeah, it's canny. I enjoyed it. Definitely worth a watch.

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39 minutes ago, ImmaculateClump said:

Horror, but more of a crime mystery sort of thing.


Lad discovers an old tape of a broadcast signal intrusion, which is where people hijack a live broadcast for a little while to broadcast their own video.

 

He goes to some old fashioned BBS where people are nerdy about that sort of thing, and finds out that there are other tapes out there and he becomes a bit obsessed about tracking them down and decoding the little clues in the videos.

 

His lass went missing the day before the first broadcast and he becomes convinced that decoding the messages in the videos will lead him to find out what happened to her.

 

It has a nice cosey vibe to it. The guy who plays the lead overacts a bit too much. He'd be good if he toned it down a couple of notches, but other than that, yeah, it's canny. I enjoyed it. Definitely worth a watch.

Thank you I'm in intrigued and gonna watch it. Appreciate the detail. 

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The State I Am In - 4/5 (MUBI)

 

Very decent low key thriller about a seemingly average German couple in Portugal who happen to be terrorists on the run, with their 15 year old daughter in tow. Unfortunate resource events force their return to Germany, as the daughter finds their lifestyle increasingly at odds with her desire to be a normal teenager.

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6 hours ago, ZOK said:

The State I Am In - 4/5 (MUBI)

 

Very decent low key thriller about a seemingly average German couple in Portugal who happen to be terrorists on the run, with their 15 year old daughter in tow. Unfortunate resource events force their return to Germany, as the daughter finds their lifestyle increasingly at odds with her desire to be a normal teenager.

 

Ooh I do love Christian Petzold's films, thanks.

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20 minutes ago, Minion said:

 

Ooh I do love Christian Petzold's films, thanks.

 

I don't think I've seen any others of his - I did have Barbara on the list to watch but I'm not sure if Mubi still have it.

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King Richard -4/5

 

Will Smith stars as Serena and Venue s Williams dad. Great performance by Smith and the rest of the cast and just a great film for a Sunday evening. 

 

Also, Jon Berenthal is in fucking EVERYTHING 😆

 

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Save the Cinema - (Now TV, Sky)

 

The story of a corrupt council and their plans to destroy the local cinema/ theatre. 

 

I think the fact everyone in this bar Chief O  Brian nailed the Welsh accent made me like it more. 

Sam Morton is still a bloody amazing actress, Tom Felton did well with the accent and it was a pleasant tale told well 

 

3.5/5

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The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers (2004)

Film that largely manages to capture the complexity of Peter Sellers, barrelling through his life and career in an almost dreamlike way, surreal at times, but also brutal.  The main draw is Geoffrey Rush's amazing portrayal of Sellers as well as many of the characters Sellers was famous for, with almost constant movement and energy. Obviously the whole film hangs on this performance, Rush's efforts make this work, but there's a strong supporting cast including John Lithgow, Miriam Margolyes, Peter Vaughan, Charlize Theron - I could go on. Blink-and-you-miss-it appearance from Richard Ayoade as well. Peter Sellers was a talented man but also arrogant, flawed, hiding behind a character, and this manages to get that across.

 

3.5/5

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Submarine (2010)

This really is something special. A rich and affecting coming of age drama that manages to get over the complexities of being a teenage boy, especially how seemingly small things feel earth-shattering. There's love, loss, comedy, lots of letters and notes. These things may not matter when you're 38 but they still have an emotional impact. Great performances all round but Paddy Considine's character had me in stitches.

 

4/5

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Ghostbusters Afterlife (2021)

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Sketchy as fuck kids movie about a deadbeat dad, who redeems himself after dying.

 

Nope.

 

1/5

 

Bad Boys For Life (2020)

 

The Duke Nukem Forever of action movie sequels, long delayed and equally disappointing.

 

Makes Lethal Weapon 4 look like Lethal Weapon 2.

 

2/5

 

 

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Lord of the Rings (Animated, 1978) - The obvious shortcoming is that they never made the second one to complete the story, so this stops after Helm's Deep. I think it does benefit from a greater sense of whimsy and otherworldliness than the later films get across. I also think the red-eyed rotoscoped orcs have an edge that the Jackson ones don't quite have. (Slightly obscure but if anyone has read the Mork Borg TTRPG book then they look perfect for that setting). It also feels like a slightly lower-fantasy setting, with all of the people a bit more 'normal', reminded me a bit of The Buried Giant book even if some of the settings themselves are a bit less so.

 

4/5

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The Fighter. My favourite boxing movie. 4/5 Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams were all fantastic, as were all the supporting roles. 
 

Moneyball. 4/5 another great sports film. An easy watch and an interesting true life tale of data changing sport. 

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Shadow of the Moon (2019)

 

Netflix movie, and it shows. Interesting premise, very slickly produced, which ultimately falls apart as soon as it tries to explain anything.

 

There's better stuff out there, wouldn't recommend.

 

2/5

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@Vimster Submarine is so good. Shame Richard Ayoade only directed two films. I don’t think The Double did well at all. Six people walked out of the screening I went to.

 

I just watched Dune - the David Lynch version. Might need to give it another watch, but on first viewing I thought it was completely awful. I know it was made in 1984, but it looks like a film from the mid-seventies and the dialogue is shocking. Sting! What an actor.

 

2/5

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Ordinary People (1980) 5/5

 

This was my second viewing. The acting in this film is another level.  

 

Why did I feel so much emotion when watching it? In that sense it’s like the Deerhunter or ET: when I start watching it I know full well that by the end I will have gone through the ringer. My day will not be the same. The echos will last a few days afterwards.
 

Sometimes I need this to happen.

There’s something about each of these characters that I see in myself or people in my family. When I think of the times I’ve judged people, or been angry at them and then you meet this film - which is about forgiveness and understanding. That friction is what makes me so emotional. It’s almost like meeting the Ghost of Christmas Past or something.

 

I cried so much at the end and, just like The Deerhunter and ET I thought  “that was just the best film”.

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1 hour ago, GaryC said:

Ordinary People (1980) 5/5

 

This was my second viewing. The acting in this film is another level.  

 

Why did I feel so much emotion when watching it? In that sense it’s like the Deerhunter or ET: when I start watching it I know full well that by the end I will have gone through the ringer. My day will not be the same. The echos will last a few days afterwards.
 

Sometimes I need this to happen.

There’s something about each of these characters that I see in myself or people in my family. When I think of the times I’ve judged people, or been angry at them and then you meet this film - which is about forgiveness and understanding. That friction is what makes me so emotional. It’s almost like meeting the Ghost of Christmas Past or something.

 

I cried so much at the end and, just like The Deerhunter and ET I thought  “that was just the best film”.


Compelling review, I’ll need to check this out. 

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On 06/11/2021 at 23:00, ScouserInExile said:
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It's been a while since I watched it, and I thought I'd posted about it in here when I did, bit I can't find my review. 

 

From what I remember, my biggest issues with it was that the main character turned down an absolute sweetheart deal for seemingly no reason. Like he was offered a couple of months vs decades, said he was going to take the couple of months then went for twenty years. I seem to remember rewinding to see if I'd missed something. 

 

Then first day, he doesn't just do "hit the biggest guy and they won't with fuck with you", he's immediately gone from "mild mannered architect" to accepted into the Aryan Nation. The guy he hits would have hammered him. And then he's not quite top dog, but not far off. Then he does some Houdini shit to kill a prison guard and ends up gang leader. Then he's a fucking criminal mastermind and tactical genius. Does a load of hardened criminal, spent years learning this stuff, criminality stuff. Dies, I think. The end. 

 

I just remember watching it and constantly going "oh like fuck that would happen". 

 

And they nicked the basic plot from Oz. 

 

Ok just watching this (Shot Caller) again on Netflix cos 

 

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I didn't remember him turning down the sweet deal at all. He accepted the 2 years 8 months ('realistically you'd only have to do 16 months') as his wife can't accept he won't fight it because it was an accident but he feels guilty. Then in the brawl is captured in video footage knifing someone so gets 4 years and additional 5 for being associated with a gang. He then says to his wife 'it's over. Forget i exist'. Like the substantial years are too much, he'll be chewed up, he wouldn't say that if he was already doing 20 years...

 

Become so scared and pressured you knife someone to be protected by a gang is a prison film trope but I can see it happening. He does come across intelligent, thoughtful, and with integrity who gains respect easily, I didn't see his rise up the gang ranks that far fetched when he's contrasted with loose cannons. I just like his embrace of this person to protect his family even if it's defeatist. He does too many bad things that weigh heavily on him he can't be near his family. 

 

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9 hours ago, Doctor Shark said:

Dune (2021)

 

I liked what was there, but come on; it’s half a film. 
 

2.5/5

 

It's Part 1, it even states as much from the get go. It's not half a film, it's half of the story.

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18 minutes ago, Doctor Shark said:

A film tells a complete story. This does not. It’s half a film and half a story so it gets half score. 

 

So Fellowship of the Ring is a 1.666666/5 then cause that only tells 1/3 of the story?

 

You can't tell the full book in one film, which it's why it's split, just like LOTR was or even the last Harry Potter novel. Theres too much to tell so the films have a break point, which is why it's "Part 1".

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13 hours ago, kthxbliz said:


Compelling review, I’ll need to check this out. 

Thanks. It’s hard to recommend a film like this to somebody like, y’know, my dad or someone at work because the themes are quite tough. I’d feel bad if I couldn’t really share how watching it made me feel - it gets a bit lonely!

 

That’s why I like trying to express that here because maybe/maybe not there’s someone here who is looking for that kind of film. That’s why I love this place 🙂

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Devil's Honey - Another Fulci, and another ropey film. The problem with 80's films is that like 80's tape games, the covers (or posters) offer a glimpse into something that never quite materialises. It starts going down hill after the initial scene where a saxophonist semi-consensually plays his saxophone into his partners hairy fanny.

 

2/5 

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