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    Film reviews - old and new

    I donít see a film thread on the front page. Seeing as Iíve been watching more this last wee while, thought Iíd start a thread for sharing recent watches, whether the films are new releases, old classics and everything in between.

    Iíll kick off with ĎA star is borní which I watched on Amazon prime a few nights ago.

    I thought it was alright but maybe not as into it as much as I thought I would be. Strangely as it began I started to question whether I was going to like it, but as it turned out I thought the first half was the best. Thought Cooperís decline and their relationship could have been more gripping (and didnít seem that gradual for quite a long film) and wouldnít say I was that moved by the end of it. But not bad, and Lady Gaga is a talented woman.

    6.5/10


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    Lucy


    Violent action movie with a science fiction twist from Luc Besson.
    Itís amazing and Scarlett Johanson is outstanding.



    8.5/10

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    Calibre - Scottish film set in the Highlands about 2 friends who get in some bother with the locals.

    Absolutely brilliant film tremendously well acted.

    9/10.

    It was on Netflix a while back so may still be available.

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    Calibre - Scottish film set in the Highlands about 2 friends who get in some bother with the locals.

    Absolutely brilliant film tremendously well acted.

    9/10.

    It was on Netflix a while back so may still be available.
    Seen that a couple of times as I used to know someone thatís in it. Agree itís a decent wee watch and something quite different.

    I watched ĎJoeí last night with everyoneís favourite Nicholas Cage 😝

    It was good. He owns a tree-poisoning company and takes-on a young travelling lad struggling to mind his mum and sister living with an alcoholic and abusive dad. Cage is a bit badass himself but clearly a better role model than the ladís father.

    7/10
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    Watched The Third Man.... yet again... last night.

    Magnificent writing from probably my favourite English author. The black and white gives it the perfect desperate feel.

    And Orson Welles 😍

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    Watched The Third Man.... yet again... last night.

    Magnificent writing from probably my favourite English author. The black and white gives it the perfect desperate feel.

    And Orson Welles 😍
    Funny enough I noticed that was on tv tonight on one of the sky channels but didnít bother with it. Maybe I should have hit the record button after all!

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    Funny enough I noticed that was on tv tonight on one of the sky channels but didnít bother with it. Maybe I should have hit the record button after all!
    It was on BBC4, so you might get it on the iPlayer.

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    It was on BBC4, so you might get it on the iPlayer.
    👍 I like an old classic. Put the majority of the modern carry-ons obsessed with action and special effects to shame.

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    If we are going with old classics then I give you White Heat.

    James Cagney at his very best as Cody Jarrett

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    Watched Mank this week on Netflix.

    This is David Fincherís career passion project- the story of Herman Mankiewiecz writing Citizen Kane. The film jumps between him writing it from his sick bed and the prior ten years covering his relationship with William Randolph Hearst.

    I would say that it requires a bit of knowledge upfront about the story, Orson Welles and Hearst. There is also still some dispute about what the ďtrue storyĒ is. But you could say that about most historic films.

    Anyway I thought it was brilliant. 4 stars from me! Gary Oldman, Charles Dance and few others giving brilliant performances. Made me want to watch Citizen Kane again soon.

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