What was the last film you watched?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Mel O'Drama, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Swami

    Swami Soap Chat Supreme

    Message Count:
    11,030
    Trophy Points:
    5,142
    Occupation:
    Civil Servant
    Location:
    Ballymoney, Co Antrim
    Ratings:
    +9,270
    Medals:
    5
    Member Since:
    April 2006
    Carry On Henry.

    Swami
     
  2. James from London

    James from London Soap Chat Mega Star

    Message Count:
    3,289
    Trophy Points:
    6,636
    Occupation:
    Actor
    Location:
    Brixton
    Ratings:
    +5,671
    Medals:
    5
    Member Since:
    Time immemorial
    Thanks for alerting me to this film's existence, Justine! I found it on YouTube and watched it today.



    Faye Dunaway plays a model with a steadily worsening grip on reality. The whole thing's told from her point of view using a fractured kind of storytelling which feels very 1970 -- flashbacks, flashbacks within flashbacks, fantasy sequences within flashbacks, till you've lost track of where you started. Both the film and Dunaway look beautiful, but it still feels more raw and real than glossy and glamorous. It's more of a character study than an edge-of-your-seat drama. Dunaway's character is a nightmare, completely self-absorbed, and she's on screen throughout so it's a little relentless but quite fascinating at the same time. A very young Angelica Nero pops up briefly. It was the first movie directed by the photographer of the cover of Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde album.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Michael Torrance

    Michael Torrance Soap Chat Enthusiast

    Message Count:
    2,314
    Trophy Points:
    1,098
    Occupation:
    Instigator
    Location:
    Alexis' studio
    Ratings:
    +3,805
    Member Since:
    2017 I think (unless it is 2016)
    Such a gem of a movie.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. Swami

    Swami Soap Chat Supreme

    Message Count:
    11,030
    Trophy Points:
    5,142
    Occupation:
    Civil Servant
    Location:
    Ballymoney, Co Antrim
    Ratings:
    +9,270
    Medals:
    5
    Member Since:
    April 2006
    Carry On Abroad.

    Swami
     
  5. Angela Channing

    Angela Channing World Cup of Soaps Moderator

    Message Count:
    7,329
    Trophy Points:
    7,960
    Ratings:
    +11,386
    Medals:
    13
    Member Since:
    1999
    Stan & Ollie (2018)
    I've been a big fan of Laurel and Hardy since I was an infant so I was really looking forward to seeing this film. It's definitely a film for fans of the comedy duo because there wasn't enough in to appeal significantly to a wider audience. The performances of the 2 stars were first class, especially from John C. Reilly who captured Hardy perfectly. The best part of the film for me was when the recreated some of the comedy routines which they did to great accuracy. Overall it was an okay film but not as good as I had hoped.
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Richard Channing

    Richard Channing Soap Chat Star

    Message Count:
    2,657
    Trophy Points:
    3,348
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur
    Location:
    Tuscany Valley
    Ratings:
    +7,832
    Medals:
    11
    Member Since:
    December 21st, 2013
    Came across this on Netflix and decided to give it a go. I liked it a lot. One reviewer describes it as 'Guess who's coming to dinner' meets 'Rosemary's Baby' and that's a pretty good description. It's clever, original, got a good sense of humor, and has something to say. Not your average horror flick.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Seaviewer

    Seaviewer Soap Chat Dream Maker

    Message Count:
    1,986
    Trophy Points:
    4,121
    Location:
    Australia
    Ratings:
    +3,287
    Medals:
    3
    Member Since:
    14 September 2001
    Those segments are also drawn from PL Travers's books. The sequels do rather self-consciously follow the format of her original, so perhaps it's not surprising if the movie sequel does the same..
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. Swami

    Swami Soap Chat Supreme

    Message Count:
    11,030
    Trophy Points:
    5,142
    Occupation:
    Civil Servant
    Location:
    Ballymoney, Co Antrim
    Ratings:
    +9,270
    Medals:
    5
    Member Since:
    April 2006
    Carry On Girls.

    Swami
     
  9. James from London

    James from London Soap Chat Mega Star

    Message Count:
    3,289
    Trophy Points:
    6,636
    Occupation:
    Actor
    Location:
    Brixton
    Ratings:
    +5,671
    Medals:
    5
    Member Since:
    Time immemorial
    That's so funny -- I watched this yesterday as well! I think I even saw the same review as you! It did feel like a kind of satirical, Sundance-style update of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner to start off with and I'd have been very happy for it to stay like that -- the dialogue was so sharp and the interplay between the characters so great. Then it becomes ... something else. It was still really, really good, but I think I preferred the first half before we find out what's really going on.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
    • Winner Winner x 1
  10. Swami

    Swami Soap Chat Supreme

    Message Count:
    11,030
    Trophy Points:
    5,142
    Occupation:
    Civil Servant
    Location:
    Ballymoney, Co Antrim
    Ratings:
    +9,270
    Medals:
    5
    Member Since:
    April 2006
    Carry On Dick.

    Swami
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Toni

    Toni Soap Chat Mega Star

    Message Count:
    3,022
    Trophy Points:
    4,844
    Occupation:
    Aspiring writer and factual webmaster
    Location:
    Fletcher Sanitarium, Barcelona, Spain
    Ratings:
    +5,389
    Medals:
    5
    Member Since:
    September 12, 2001 (poster formerly known as Pam's Twin Sister)
    Last night I watched "The East", from the people behind the Netflix show "The OA" (including its main star and show-runner Brit Marling). The movie tells the story of a terrorist group in which the female lead gets in, but above all, it shows us that there is a reason behind every act of violence, but also many ways to react and change the injustice in society.

    [​IMG]
    Here is Mr. Skarsgård modeling very sexy shorts...
    ...not that he needs them at all...

    It gives a lot of things to think about but it´s also a very clever indie thriller. You will find in it such talented people as Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, and Julia Ormond. Once again, star, co-writer and co-producer Brit Marling plays a very Hitchcockian blonde (hair dyeing and all, a la Vertigo and Marnie!).

    [​IMG]
    But oh, dear, they pretend she is NOT wearing a wig here...

    Highly recommendable for every fan of "Mr. Robot" and/or "The OA", of course. By the way, the trailer below won some kind of award (it´s not spoiler-ish, maybe that´s why...):

     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Richard Channing

    Richard Channing Soap Chat Star

    Message Count:
    2,657
    Trophy Points:
    3,348
    Occupation:
    Entrepreneur
    Location:
    Tuscany Valley
    Ratings:
    +7,832
    Medals:
    11
    Member Since:
    December 21st, 2013
    Ha! Great minds think alike, eh?!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. Seaviewer

    Seaviewer Soap Chat Dream Maker

    Message Count:
    1,986
    Trophy Points:
    4,121
    Location:
    Australia
    Ratings:
    +3,287
    Medals:
    3
    Member Since:
    14 September 2001
    Jane Got a Gun (2015)

    Western reminiscent of The Quick and the Dead with a dash of High Noon, but mostly it's like one of those woman-in-jeopardy telemovies with the violence ramped way up.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson SoapLand Battles Moderator

    Message Count:
    11,794
    Trophy Points:
    9,250
    Occupation:
    marriage counselor
    Location:
    in the middle of soapwhere
    Ratings:
    +21,786
    Medals:
    15
    Member Since:
    April 2002
    [​IMG]
    Not the most original story but still very entertaining.
     
  15. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson SoapLand Battles Moderator

    Message Count:
    11,794
    Trophy Points:
    9,250
    Occupation:
    marriage counselor
    Location:
    in the middle of soapwhere
    Ratings:
    +21,786
    Medals:
    15
    Member Since:
    April 2002
    I started with THE DIRT but after 30 minutes I got bored with it, it's all very contemporary wisecrack to make it easier to digest. After that I tried KING ARTHUR (2017) and that lasted only 2 minutes. A monster elephant, really!

    upload_2019-3-23_13-17-51.png
    A good old-fashioned thriller with a big twist, it gets a bit cheesy towards the end but overall I felt quite satisfied.
     
  16. Willie Oleson

    Willie Oleson SoapLand Battles Moderator

    Message Count:
    11,794
    Trophy Points:
    9,250
    Occupation:
    marriage counselor
    Location:
    in the middle of soapwhere
    Ratings:
    +21,786
    Medals:
    15
    Member Since:
    April 2002
  17. Justine

    Justine Soap Chat Fan

    Message Count:
    458
    Trophy Points:
    377
    Location:
    U.K.
    Ratings:
    +713
  18. Swami

    Swami Soap Chat Supreme

    Message Count:
    11,030
    Trophy Points:
    5,142
    Occupation:
    Civil Servant
    Location:
    Ballymoney, Co Antrim
    Ratings:
    +9,270
    Medals:
    5
    Member Since:
    April 2006
    Creed.

    Swami
     
  19. Seaviewer

    Seaviewer Soap Chat Dream Maker

    Message Count:
    1,986
    Trophy Points:
    4,121
    Location:
    Australia
    Ratings:
    +3,287
    Medals:
    3
    Member Since:
    14 September 2001
    Denial (2016)

    Based on the true story of author Deborah Lipstadt's defence against a libel case brought by Holocaust denier David Irving.

    I was reminded of the mini-series QB VII, based on a novel by Leon Uris, which also dealt with a libel trial involving the Holocaust.
     
  20. Swami

    Swami Soap Chat Supreme

    Message Count:
    11,030
    Trophy Points:
    5,142
    Occupation:
    Civil Servant
    Location:
    Ballymoney, Co Antrim
    Ratings:
    +9,270
    Medals:
    5
    Member Since:
    April 2006
    Creed II.

    Swami
     

Share This Page