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Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:47 am

I watched First They Killed My Father at the weekend on the Netflix.

About the Khmer Rouge and Cambodian genocide. Directed by Angelina Jolie. Pretty much as you'd expect. Very visually stunning in parts as well. All in Cambodian so subtitled but you could probably almost watch it without the dialogue and get it.

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Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:51 pm

Biggy Shackleton wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:01 am
Watched Mother! At the weekend too.

Thought it was fucking muck. It looks great and Lawerence is great in it, and same as yourself I was happy to stay with it up to a point, but....
when you realise that the film is not about Jennifer Lawrence's character as much ch as it lets on, but is actually about Bardems character and his obsession with fame/himself, the film loses its high concept feel and ends up being about something very small and insignificant altogether. And hard not to think it's in some way meant to be an autobiographical apology of some sort, which then just reeks of ego.
Was thinking something similar
That's it's about fame and being creative, sharing your gift with the world to the detriment of homelife. Is it an apology?
Also, is he taking the piss? Is it meant to be humorous? There are some comedy elements in the going ons in the house. How quickly things escalate. It's like a silly caper at times.
Either way, I'm just left thinking that he's a total knob.
The Gleesons are good though.

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Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:49 pm

i_ate_cats wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:51 pm
Biggy Shackleton wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:01 am
Watched Mother! At the weekend too.

Thought it was fucking muck. It looks great and Lawerence is great in it, and same as yourself I was happy to stay with it up to a point, but....
when you realise that the film is not about Jennifer Lawrence's character as much ch as it lets on, but is actually about Bardems character and his obsession with fame/himself, the film loses its high concept feel and ends up being about something very small and insignificant altogether. And hard not to think it's in some way meant to be an autobiographical apology of some sort, which then just reeks of ego.
Was thinking something similar
That's it's about fame and being creative, sharing your gift with the world to the detriment of homelife. Is it an apology?
Also, is he taking the piss? Is it meant to be humorous? There are some comedy elements in the going ons in the house. How quickly things escalate. It's like a silly caper at times.
Either way, I'm just left thinking that he's a total knob.
Yep. That's exactly what i thought walking away from it, that Aronofsky just a fucking tosser.
The whole film felt like it was made for one persons benefit, like you said, an apology.

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Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:15 am

Biggy Shackleton wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:49 pm
i_ate_cats wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:51 pm
Biggy Shackleton wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:01 am
Watched Mother! At the weekend too.

Thought it was fucking muck. It looks great and Lawerence is great in it, and same as yourself I was happy to stay with it up to a point, but....
when you realise that the film is not about Jennifer Lawrence's character as much ch as it lets on, but is actually about Bardems character and his obsession with fame/himself, the film loses its high concept feel and ends up being about something very small and insignificant altogether. And hard not to think it's in some way meant to be an autobiographical apology of some sort, which then just reeks of ego.
Was thinking something similar
That's it's about fame and being creative, sharing your gift with the world to the detriment of homelife. Is it an apology?
Also, is he taking the piss? Is it meant to be humorous? There are some comedy elements in the going ons in the house. How quickly things escalate. It's like a silly caper at times.
Either way, I'm just left thinking that he's a total knob.
Yep. That's exactly what i thought walking away from it, that Aronofsky just a fucking tosser.
The whole film felt like it was made for one persons benefit, like you said, an apology.
Apparently it's about
Mother is Mother Earth
Him is God
The couple are Adam and Eve and their sons are Cain and Abel
The destruction of the house / her mental state etc is the destruction of the Planet
If that's the case, it's about as subtle as a shotgun to the head

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Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:18 am

Finally got round to seeing IT. Really enjoyed it actually. Looking forward to reading the book now. It is kind of by the numbers but it's really well done by the numbers. Loved Pennywise but would maybe have liked to see less done by CGI and more physical stuff?

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Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:36 am

yeah i loved it as well, brilliant horror

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Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:37 am

id love to go see it again.. i dont say that about many films
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Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:06 pm

okay, i've seen the original IT and i'm not exaggerating by saying it scarred me for life. genuine fear of clowns because of it

i've read the book a few times (it's one of my favourites)

i'm worried ill be too scared to see this new one, but i'm dying to see it.

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Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:09 pm

i watched the original last week and it was actually hilarious.. its not even slightly scary as an adult

the new one is brilliant, defo watch it
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Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:40 pm

Yeah the original is terrible. It has one redeeming feature, Tim Curry. The new one is great.

The director is putting his name forward for doing Pet Sematery as well. That could be an amazing adaptation. Probably Kings most disturbing book.

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Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:57 pm

I read that today yeah. he should just get the go ahead to do all his books tbh :lol:
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:21 am

Rope (1948)
A mate of mine is a big fan of this one, it's a Hitchcock film I'd not seen. Very enjoyable. Two NY socialite types murder their mate in an exercise of high minded artist expression. Then they hold a dinner party with his parents, fiancé and James Stewart, serving food off of the chest where they've hidden his corpse. It was originally a play and doesn't move from the apartment, lots of continuous takes.

You're Next
Rewatched this one, so much fun. Home invasion slasher with a great sense of humour. Have that song in my head since. I see the director did Netflix's Death Note, which I've not seen yet. I loved The Visitor.

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Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:32 am

Love Rope.
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Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:31 pm

Blade Runner 2049 is astounding lads. Villeneuve knocks it out of the park. Everything about it is pretty much as good as it gets.

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Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:44 pm

Excellent, i found a double bill showing on Friday.
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Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:54 am

I actually acquired Blade Runner last night as it dawned on me that I had never actually seen it as far as I can remember.

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Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:37 am

Cannot wait to see Bladerunner at weekend.

Watched Spiderman Homecoming last night. Pleasantly surprised. It's a teen movie with a superhero. Very long but quite enjoyable.

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Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:53 am

Kingsman 2. Utter horseshit. I actually got pissed off watching it half way through.

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Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:50 pm

There's this yearly porn film festival near me coming up soon so i threw all the titles into imdb to see what's what.
The actual porn will barely feature on a site like that but i found a "erotic psychological thriller" worth checking out, and i'm surprised i haven't seen it before given the director did Oldboy.

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Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:50 pm

are you going to go to the festival?

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