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T42

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8250 on: January 02, 2019, 01:48:25 pm »
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Brilliant - in a very Coens-y kind of way. A real homage to classic westerns. Very funny.

I'm an hour into it. The last 30 minutes have been boring beyond belief and I'm at the point of giving up. (armless man, and gold-panner) Not sure what it is Im missing  ???

I loved the armless man story. Unremitting bleakness and desperate tedium leading to an absurd ending. It's positively Beckettian.

I found the first two stories a bit shallow (though I loved the language), but it got better and better after that. The armless man was delightful, although I couldn't help thinking as he rode away that, shot through the liver as he was, he wasn't long for this world.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8251 on: January 02, 2019, 02:12:40 pm »
I found the first two stories a bit shallow (though I loved the language), but it got better and better after that. The armless man was delightful, although I couldn't help thinking as he rode away that, shot through the liver as he was, he wasn't long for this world.

The first story certainly seems a bit glib in the context of the rest of the film but is very funny. Buster Scruggs reminded me very much of Hobie Doyle from Hail Caesar, just a bit smarter.

I think you're getting mixed up though - it was the prospector who got shot. The armless man (Harrison, The Wingless Thrush) met a different fate altogether.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8252 on: January 02, 2019, 02:23:11 pm »
I had a hangover whilst watching it. Couldn't even bear the dialogue. The Tom Waits story was visually stunning but tedious.

Might give the rest another try when I am in a more receptive mood. Liked the bank robbery one.

T42

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8253 on: January 03, 2019, 09:42:27 am »
I found the first two stories a bit shallow (though I loved the language), but it got better and better after that. The armless man was delightful, although I couldn't help thinking as he rode away that, shot through the liver as he was, he wasn't long for this world.

The first story certainly seems a bit glib in the context of the rest of the film but is very funny. Buster Scruggs reminded me very much of Hobie Doyle from Hail Caesar, just a bit smarter.

I think you're getting mixed up though - it was the prospector who got shot. The armless man (Harrison, The Wingless Thrush) met a different fate altogether.

Aye, I was think that the prospector was the last one. Obviously need to watch it again.  Haven't seen Hail Caesar yet.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8254 on: January 06, 2019, 06:12:22 pm »
The Revenant on iPlayer.  Enjoyable, but I had my feet on the sofa in places...

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8255 on: January 06, 2019, 07:21:47 pm »
Just read the synopsis in Wikinaccurate. Got to say it doesn't sound a) plausible or b) a barrel of laughs...
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8256 on: January 06, 2019, 07:28:10 pm »
Just read the synopsis in Wikinaccurate. Got to say it doesn't sound a) plausible or b) a barrel of laughs...
The Revenant? No it's not a barrel of laughs  ;D

But I loved it. I would say the style is more of a mythic adventure (well, a tragedy really) than a modern "action flik", or most Westerns. Kinda like Gladiator, but colder.

The footage they shot of the scenery really is unprecedented - no CGI or historical gaffs there!
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8257 on: January 06, 2019, 10:42:21 pm »
The Big Short.  Excellent.

Just watched it on Prime. Excellent.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8258 on: January 07, 2019, 07:00:23 am »

The footage they shot of the scenery really is unprecedented - no CGI or historical gaffs there!

There's a lot of (scenery) CGI in the Revenant.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8259 on: January 07, 2019, 08:34:08 am »
Though I'm sure there's a fair bit of artistic licence, the story is said to be based on the real life of Hugh Glass.

In a slightly different tone, also on iPlayer, we watched What We Did On Our Holiday last night.  Rather amusing in many parts.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8260 on: January 07, 2019, 08:49:30 am »
The Revenant on iPlayer.  Enjoyable, but I had my feet on the sofa in places...

Just read the synopsis in Wikinaccurate. Got to say it doesn't sound a) plausible or b) a barrel of laughs...

It's largely based on fact:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Glass

This account is probably based on Glass's own accounts as told to enthusiastic reporters:

https://youtu.be/bW-yVdlT3Tg

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8261 on: January 08, 2019, 09:35:13 am »
Jo and I watched Philomena on iPlayer last night.  It's certainly a flick that gives you pause for thought.  I think I caught a sideways glimpse of Jo wiping her eyes towards the end, which isn't something she often does.  Superb performances from Steve Coogan and Judy Dench.

We're going to have to get out of the habit of all this fillum-watching!

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8262 on: January 08, 2019, 12:42:56 pm »
The Big Short.  Excellent.

Just watched it on Prime. Excellent.

great film about  a subject that I know so little about. Some clever nerds vs a bunch of crooks (Financial markets). I can see why mass arrests weren't ever an option.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8263 on: January 16, 2019, 12:03:19 am »
Sully.  About emergency landing/investigation of the airliner on the Hudson river in 2009 (Jan 15), exactly 10 years ago.  Good film, well put together I thought; with Tom Hanks.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8264 on: January 16, 2019, 04:47:03 am »
"First Man".
I'm a space geek, so of course I would mostly enjoy this. Not a fan of the shaky, claustrophobic close up camera work in flight, but other than that, a extremely (visually) polished movie. Only thing that really bothered me was the casting of Buzz Aldrin. On the original voice recordings, he's very calm during the landing phase, but here, he's borderline panicking...but I think a lot of that is to dispel the 'right stuff' myth, which really seem to be the main purpose of the movie.

Definitely worth watching, but I'm not sure I liked it :D

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8265 on: January 16, 2019, 08:19:53 pm »
Premium Rush.  Basically a Lucas Brunelle video with an illegal immigrant plot attached.  I quite liked it, although the messengers seem to bounce better than one would expect when they crash. No broken collarbones, legs, ruptured spleens or smashed knees.  There seems to be a subliminal message that a helmet will save you from any kind of stupid shit.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8266 on: January 16, 2019, 11:44:43 pm »
Premium Rush.  Basically a Lucas Brunelle video with an illegal immigrant plot attached.  I quite liked it..

Yeah, I quite liked it too.

Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8267 on: January 17, 2019, 03:08:17 pm »
The Big Short.  Excellent.

Just watched it on Prime. Excellent.

great film about  a subject that I know so little about. Some clever nerds vs a bunch of crooks (Financial markets). I can see why mass arrests weren't ever an option.

Finally caught it last night.   Very good and key concepts also explained pretty well.   I have worked alongside most of the types of individuals portrayed although in a slightly different sector.   See also 'Smartest Guys in the Room'.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8268 on: January 17, 2019, 08:08:02 pm »
Premium Rush.  Basically a Lucas Brunelle video with an illegal immigrant plot attached.  I quite liked it..

Yeah, I quite liked it too.

Wot?? A bike-based movie, and no pedantry from YACF reviewers yet?? I can only guess that noone else here has seen it!

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8269 on: January 17, 2019, 09:02:30 pm »
There are a couple of swaps between fixed and trials bikes to shoehorn some extra stunts into Premium Rush. It is at least as accurate a cycling movie as Breaking Away or American Flyers.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8270 on: January 18, 2019, 09:51:44 pm »
Austin Horse, real-life NYC messenger, does a lot of the fast skiddy stuff in the film (I really must put a crap rear tyre on and learn how to do that).

It's not David Grant doing the road bike wheelie in "American Flyers", either.  Someone else is simply credited "bike stunt".  I have never seen anyone do a wheelie on a road bike IRL.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8271 on: January 18, 2019, 10:02:41 pm »
It is pretty easy to pull a fixed skid. Lift the rear wheel a shade and lock the wheel while it is in the air. Stay standing as you land and keep your weight a bit forward. Don't let your arms collapse. Push the rear wheel sideways for more style points. Kiddy stuff though.

I've never been good at pulling wheelies, so always compliment the BikeStormz kids with all their nonchalance.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8272 on: January 18, 2019, 11:21:07 pm »
Austin Horse, real-life NYC messenger, does a lot of the fast skiddy stuff in the film (I really must put a crap rear tyre on and learn how to do that).

It's not David Grant doing the road bike wheelie in "American Flyers", either.  Someone else is simply credited "bike stunt".  I have never seen anyone do a wheelie on a road bike IRL.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8273 on: January 19, 2019, 11:38:11 am »
What we do in the Shadows which tickled somewhat. A documentary about four vampires sharing a flat in Wellington, NZ.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?
« Reply #8274 on: January 19, 2019, 11:44:13 pm »
What we do in the Shadows which tickled somewhat. A documentary about four vampires sharing a flat in Wellington, NZ.

Love that film. Same director who did the last Thor movie. And also Hunt For The Wilderpeople. All great films.

By contrast, the film I watched tonight was truly rubbish:

Red Sparrow

Ballet dancer breaks her leg so finds a new career as a spy-whore. I didn’t have high expectations but thought it might provide some unchallenging Saturday evening entertainment. It was mostly just very boring, even the tawdry sex scenes. Of which there were many.