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by Humphrey
15 Feb 2016, 13:01
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Spotlight :3stars: This was a curious film. It's a fairly well-known story - or rather its focus is on a well-known story, but the story of how that well-known and important story about institutional cover-up of clerical child abuse was written is less well-known. It is hard to see, however, why th...
by Humphrey
28 Jan 2016, 13:19
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Marshland :2stars: Entirely predictable film about a series of murders of teenage runaways in a small community with mismatched cop duo - demoted big city ex-hot shot; embittered local corner cutting slob - following the threads of their investigation to the very top of the local power hierarchy. N...
by Humphrey
25 Jan 2016, 13:28
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Oblivion :1.5stars: Tom Cruise ruins every film he is in for me. Not that this film needed much help. It was predictable and rather boring and yet strangely confused. If you're not a Cruise fan it doesn't help lol. I'm kinda with you on Oblivion. It's a bit meh but I think Cruise did well. I like h...
by Humphrey
25 Jan 2016, 10:38
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Oblivion :1.5stars: Tom Cruise ruins every film he is in for me. Not that this film needed much help. It was predictable and rather boring and yet strangely confused.
by Humphrey
25 Jan 2016, 10:31
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Star Wars 7 :3stars: Perfectly fine, nostalgic recreation of number 4. I have an idea about where they might be going with Kylo Ren: I think Lord Snoke is Kylo Ren as he will become, guiding his past self. What we see is not a projection of an image of a person alive somewhere in the galaxy, but th...
by Humphrey
23 Jan 2016, 04:56
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Star Wars 7 :3stars: Perfectly fine, nostalgic recreation of number 4. I have an idea about where they might be going with Kylo Ren: I think Lord Snoke is Kylo Ren as he will become, guiding his past self. What we see is not a projection of an image of a person alive somewhere in the galaxy, but th...
by Humphrey
30 Oct 2015, 09:02
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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John Wick :unrated: Terrible. I thought, having heard a brief synopsis, this would be a film that doesn't take itself too seriously, and instead uses its silly premise to be inventive, funny and unusual. Instead, it is a brooding, po-faced and hyper-violent revenge drama that does not understand it...
by Humphrey
30 Oct 2015, 06:27
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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John Wick :unrated: Terrible. I thought, having heard a brief synopsis, this would be a film that doesn't take itself too seriously, and instead uses its silly premise to be inventive, funny and unusual. Instead, it is a brooding, po-faced and hyper-violent revenge drama that does not understand it...
by Humphrey
20 Oct 2015, 11:47
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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A Walk among the Tombstones :1star: I love Lawrence Block's Matt Scudder books. This isn't one of my favourites, but it has its moments. The adaptation gets rid of those moments and leaves little else than a few very unpleasant rape scenes shot in the warm colours and soft-focus sensuousness of 'qu...
by Humphrey
20 Oct 2015, 11:29
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Diary for My Children :1star: Celebrated 1982 Hungarian film about adolescence under Communism in its Stalinist heyday. Nicely shot, obviously made on a decent budget, the film puts the lie to its own claims of outsider status. It had the backing of the state: it was greenlit by the censor, and the...
by Humphrey
20 Oct 2015, 11:15
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Everest :2stars: As A2 says: it's very hard to feel for the characters. The film is not at all successful in explaining why mountaineers who attempt to scale the highest peaks (try to) do so. It also fails to make one feel remotely sorry for a bunch of narcisists freezing to death one by one as the...
by Humphrey
09 Oct 2015, 03:31
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Everest :2stars: As A2 says: it's very hard to feel for the characters. The film is not at all successful in explaining why mountaineers who attempt to scale the highest peaks (try to) do so. It also fails to make one feel remotely sorry for a bunch of narcisists freezing to death one by one as the...
by Humphrey
15 Jul 2015, 02:11
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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...and the black gamekeeper, who doesn't speak proper English and has a natural ability to relate to the animals, but is not as good at it as the white guy, who controls the animals through sheer force of charisma... But to be fair, it's Chris Pratt. Chris Pratt! If the guy could fool a demi-God wi...
by Humphrey
15 Jul 2015, 02:06
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Ouch Humphrey! I never saw it like that at all. If anything if you took away the Indian business Tycoon surely the film would be more racist? I just saw him as a slightly eccentric character trying to do the right thing. The crazy asian scientist though, and the black gamekeeper, now you got me thi...
by Humphrey
15 Jul 2015, 01:37
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

Re: The Last Three Movies You've Watched

Ouch Humphrey! I never saw it like that at all. If anything if you took away the Indian business Tycoon surely the film would be more racist? I just saw him as a slightly eccentric character trying to do the right thing. The crazy asian scientist though, and the black gamekeeper, now you got me thi...
by Humphrey
15 Jul 2015, 01:11
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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The Turin Horse :1star: If you've seen one Béla Tarr film, you've seen them all. This is a painfully boring film, which thinks it has something important to say about the end of the world. It doesn't really. Jurassic World :3.5stars: Amusing, exciting and full of suspense. Also full of nonsense, bu...
by Humphrey
13 Jul 2015, 03:45
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: Re-cast a movie with FWers
Replies: 4581
Views: 646517

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Wow, that's a couple of quality roles! Dr Nefario! Awesome. And Big Don in True Romance! They are both, clearly piwbtp,b!
by Humphrey
12 Jul 2015, 03:43
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug :2stars: One of the things Peter Jackson failed to convey was: why the fuck should I care? I mean we know who survives, and we know who is dispensable. We know what happens later, and we know that there is very little at stake. This could have been used as a libe...
by Humphrey
31 May 2015, 03:01
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Mad Max: Fury Road :4stars: Breathless action film with old school effects. Charlize Theron kicks arse. The Connection :3stars: Ambitious, but plot-wise by-the-numbers policier with Jean Dujardin taking on the rather clichéd role of the messianic investigator on the drug cartel's heels, while Gille...
by Humphrey
26 May 2015, 11:16
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: Movie Thoughts, as you're watching
Replies: 1915
Views: 304228

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Steel Frog wrote:Hmmmm ... two very different takes on Tom Hardy today.
Mad Max and Locke on the same day?
by Humphrey
26 May 2015, 10:26
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Avengers: Age of Ultron :3stars: Enjoyable nonsense. Robert Downey Jr does his thing, and the others hold their own. James Spader is, as usual, excellent. Phoenix :4.5stars: A Holocaust survivor can't stop dreaming about being reunited with the non-Jewish ex-husband who had, by action or inaction, ...
by Humphrey
05 May 2015, 13:38
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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Force Majeure :4.5stars: A couple go on skiing holiday with their two kids to reignite the passion in their relationship and repair burgeoning family dysfunction. Things don't go as planned when a snow-related incident triggers an unexpected reaction. It gets very uncomfortable for everyone, includ...
by Humphrey
28 Apr 2015, 04:35
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: Coherence (Warning: Shit will be talked about)
Replies: 33
Views: 34884

Re: Coherence (Warning: Shit will be talked about)

Filmwise needs more threads like this. This is excellent and reminiscent of the filmwise I remember from years ago. Admittedly, I could be recollecting through rose-tinted glasses. Maybe this place was always 95% crap, but I feel like discussions like this are worth 100s of threads like milestones,...
by Humphrey
26 Apr 2015, 02:31
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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We Are the Best! :5stars: Punk kids form a band, complain about their parents, and negotiate the tricky passage from childhood to adolescence. Wonderful. The Falling :4.5stars: In a way a companion piece to the above: it deals with that same tricky passage from childhood to adolescence. It is delic...
by Humphrey
26 Apr 2015, 02:18
Forum: Movie Madness
Topic: The Last Three Movies You've Watched
Replies: 23850
Views: 2206002

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The Salvation :4stars: Good old-fashioned western in some ways, and radical new western in others. The film shines a light on the brutality implied by the metaphor of the melting pot and reminds us that the process of transformation that new arrivals have gone and continue to go through is traumati...