Last Film You Saw

Lovebitesandeveryfing

Well-Known Member
Joined
28 Oct 2013
Messages
6,735
Location
M14 in my mind's eye
The Pianist
Took me nearly 20 years to be able to watch it, mainly because I never had the opportunity, and glad I did.
Brody is outstanding, well deserving of the Oscar he received. And I didn't realise, until the credits rolled, that it's a Polanski film. Plus, having been recently to Berlin and visited the Holocaust remembrance museum there, it reminded me of the film footage of Warsaw that we saw on that visit. The destruction was almost unbelievable, and that anyone could survive there was almost beyond belief. Testament to man's ability to survive and also the kindness and selflessness of the few who helped them.
10/10

Yes, it's a good film, isn't it? Funny how Brody got the Oscar for that more or less straight off the bat (he'd done other stuff, but nothing major) and his career has simply fallen off a cliff since then.
Interesting also that Polanski, who was in hiding in Poland for much as the war as a Jewish child, said that he'd found Schindler's List sentimental in places, and that he sure as hell wasn't going to give in to one ounce of sentimentality. The scene with the Luger not working in Schindler's List was a case in point. He said that the SS would just go on until it worked, or borrow another Luger to blow someone's brains out.

Say what you like about Polanski as a human being. He makes generally good films. Recently re-watched The Ghost Writer, and it was easily as good as I had remembered.
 

Bigga

Well-Known Member
Joined
1 Mar 2005
Messages
25,436
Location
The Blue Buus... is callin us... Driver, where you
I thought I'd mix up my content in the last few days and thought I'd watch some obscure films from the 1970s. Let's start with...

"Terminal Island" (1973)
1632072367212.png

Imagine how weird it is to see two actors from 'Magnum P.I.' in very different stages in their acting careers! One actor is bit part and limited, but actually becomes 'Magnum' and the other, more dynamic in this film, is reduced to a side kick in 'TC'.

As for the film, itself? 40 odd blokes on an island with 4 women. You can imagine the tension. Interestingly, this is a twist on the book 'Lord of the Flies' with civility vs uncivility to put it mildly. Strange film; not boring, but oddly compelling.

"Deadly Weapons" (1974)

1632073712729.png

I'd heard of 'Chesty Morgan' as a kid, but had never seen her in 'action'! Not much to say about it, really. Fascination with 'Chesty' wears off really quickly. She's a TERRIBLE actress! The only saving grace of this film is one ultra magnificent moustache sported by Harry Reems (whose style has been co-opted by Geraldo Rivera!)

"Felicity" (1978)

1632074370551.png

Good grief, this would NEVER be allowed to be filmed these days! Yes, there's porn. Yes, there's soft core, but this sits in that weird gap between all of those terminologies!

Some of it is quite shocking, but not for the reasons you'd expect!
 

jimharri

Moderator
Joined
30 Dec 2007
Messages
108,365
Location
The back of beyond
Just watching Kate, about a female assassin. It's okay, I guess. The action scenes are competently staged, the Japanese cityscapes are stunningly shot (particularly the aerial shots) and Ms Winstead is okay in the lead role. I'm pretty sure it's not going to win any OSCARs, but it's harmless enough entertainment. Passed a couple of hours anyway.
 

waspish

Well-Known Member
Joined
25 Jan 2009
Messages
43,387
Location
Blue Moon
Geom-Gaek. (The SwordsMan)

Love these films and why I’m giving it 9/10 utterly entertaining a throw back to 70/80’s films loved it..


 

Bill Walker

Well-Known Member
Joined
24 Dec 2006
Messages
20,174
Location
Down under
The Corrupted
2019
The gangland turf wars that preceded the 2012 Olympics in London provide the dramatic backdrop to The Corrupted, a bare-knuckled crime thriller loosely based on real events. Back in the early 2000s, when Britain was finalizing its bid to host the games, powerful underworld figures sensed a major opportunity. If the pitch proved successful, low-value land around the impoverished East End site earmarked for Olympic regeneration would become prime real estate overnight, earning a huge profit through compulsory government purchase.

5/10
 

Uncle Wally One Ball

Well-Known Member
Joined
3 Jan 2009
Messages
15,881
Location
Orca
The Pianist
Took me nearly 20 years to be able to watch it, mainly because I never had the opportunity, and glad I did.
Brody is outstanding, well deserving of the Oscar he received. And I didn't realise, until the credits rolled, that it's a Polanski film. Plus, having been recently to Berlin and visited the Holocaust remembrance museum there, it reminded me of the film footage of Warsaw that we saw on that visit. The destruction was almost unbelievable, and that anyone could survive there was almost beyond belief. Testament to man's ability to survive and also the kindness and selflessness of the few who helped them.
10/10
Brilliant, gripping film that should be on the school curriculum imho
 

Don't have an account?

Register now!
Top
  AdBlock Detected
Bluemoon relies on advertising to pay our hosting fees. Please support the site by disabling your ad blocking software to help keep the forum sustainable. Thanks.