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23. Monarchy: The Crown Imperial (2005 / Steven Clarke / United Kingdom) 7/10
Monarchy: King and Emperor (2005 / David Hutt / United Kingdom) 7/10
24. Monarchy: The Shadow of the King (2005 / David Hutt / United Kingdom) 7/10
25. A History of Britain: The Body of the Queen (2000 / Clare Beavan / United Kingdom) 8/10
A History of Britain: The British Wars (2001 / United Kingdom) 7/10
26. Monarchy: The Stuart Succession (2005 / James Runcie / United Kingdom) 7/10
27. Monarchy: Cromwell The King Killer (2005 / James Runcie / United Kingdom) 7/10
Monarchy: The Return of the King (2006 / David Barrie / United Kingdom) 7/10
28. Monarchy: The Glorious Revolution (2006 / James Burge / United Kingdom) 7/10
29. A History of Britain: Revolutions (2001 / Mike Ibeji / United Kingdom) 7/10
A History of Britain: Britannia Incorporated (2001 / Liz Hartford / United Kingdom) 7/10
30. A History of Britain: The Wrong Empire (2001 / Ian Bremner / United Kingdom) 8/10
31. A History of Britain: Forces of Nature (2002 / Jamie Muir / United Kingdom) 7/10
32. A History of Britain: Victoria and Her Sisters (2002 / Martina Hall / United Kingdom) 7/10
A History of Britain: The Empire of Good Intentions (2002 / Jamie Muir / United Kingdom) 7/10
33. A History of Britain: The Two Winstons (2002 / Clare Beavan / United Kingdom) 7/10
34. Monarchy: Rule Britannia (2006 / Rachel Bell / United Kingdom) 7/10
35. Monarchy: Empire (2006 / Simon Everson / United Kingdom) 8/10
Monarchy: Survival (2006 / Jamie Muir / United Kingdom) 7/10
36. Monarchy: The House of Windsor (2007 / James Burge / United Kingdom) 7/10
37. Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018 / John L. Spencer / United Kingdom) 7/10

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You are the dead
1. Brexit: The Movie (2016 / Martin Durkin / United Kingdom) 5/10
Polemical documentary against the EU made in the lead-up to the Brexit referendum. It's pretty effective, particularly when detailing the bureaucracy and remoteness of the EU. Less stable when it comes to making the case for how the UK would fare outside of the EU, when it strays into nostalgic territory.
2. Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019 / Toby Haynes / United Kingdom) 4/10
Dramatisation of the lead-up to the referendum, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as 'mastermind' of the Leave vote, Dominic Cummings. In contrast with the previous film, this one is pro-Remain. Another contrast is that this one is far less forthcoming in its partisanship. Brexiteers are generally portrayed as buffoons and Remainers humane, three-dimensional enlightened centrists. The point is driven home that Leave relied on propaganda to sway public opinion, but what is this if not Remain propaganda?
3. Max Clifford: The Fall of a Tabloid King (2021 / Toby Paton / United Kingdom) 5/10
4. A History of Britain: Beginnings (2000 / Martin Davidson / United Kingdom) 7/10
Monarchy: A Nation State (2004 / David Wilson / United Kingdom) 7/10
5. The Long Ships (1964 / Jack Cardiff / United Kingdom) 5/10
6. 1984 (1956 / Michael Anderson / United Kingdom) 6/10
constrained by the time period in which it was made, so the future looks
7. Alfred the Great (1969 / Clive Donner / United Kingdom) 4/10
8. Monarchy: Ængla Land (2004 / David Wilson / United Kingdom) 7/10
9. A History of Britain: Conquest! (2000 / Liz Hartford / United Kingdom) 7/10
Monarchy: Conquest (2004 / David Hutt / United Kingdom) 7/10
10. Macbeth (1971 / Roman Polanski / United Kingdom) 9/10
11. A History of Britain: Dynasty (2000 / Clare Beavan / United Kingdom) 8/10
Monarchy: Dynasty (2004 / Mary Cranitch / United Kingdom) 7/10
12. The Lion in Winter (1968 / Anthony Harvey / United Kingdom) 5/10
13. PRU (2021 / Teddy Nygh / United Kingdom) 2/10
A History of Britain: Nations (2000 / Ian Bremner / United Kingdom) 7/10
14. Monarchy: A United Kingdom (2004 / Lucy Swingler / United Kingdom) 7/10
15. Panorama: Let's Talk About Race (2021 / Masood Khan; Jenny Parks / United Kingdom) 2/10
A History of Britain: King Death (2000 / Paul Tilzey / United Kingdom) 7/10
16. Panorama: Cashing in on Covid (2021 / Alistair Jackson / United Kingdom) 4/10
Monarchy: Death of a Dynasty (2004 / Lucy Swingler / United Kingdom) /10
17. Fern Brady: Power & Chaos (2021 / United Kingdom) 4/10
18. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (2016 / Ron Howard / United Kingdom) 7/10
19. A History of Britain: Burning Convictions (2000 / Martina Hall; Tim Kirby / United Kingdom) /10
20. Stephen Merchant: Hello Ladies... Live! (2011 / Matt Askem / United Kingdom) 6/10
21. Outlaw King (2018 / David Mackenzie / United Kingdom) 4/10
22. Bill Bailey: Limboland (2018 / United Kingdom) 6/10
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9. Subway in the Sky (1959)

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1. The Italian Job (1969)
2. The Intruder (1953)
3. Hamlet (1948)
4. Withnail & I (1987)
5. Vampyres (1974) #MS 26
6. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
7. Stolen Face (1952) #MS 10
8. Paddington (2014)
9. Subway in the Sky (1959)
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23. Inspector George Gently: Gently in the Blood (2009) * 89 min. UK-England
24. Inspector George Gently: Gently Through the Mill (2009) * 89 min. UK-England
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1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 100 min. UK-England
2. Shrooms (2007) * 88 min.  Ireland
3. Freakdog (2008) * 85 min.  UK-Northern Ireland
4. The Plague of the Zombies (1966) 90 min.  UK-England  #MS34
5. The Limehouse Golem (2016) * 109 min.  UK-England
6. The Reptile (1966) 90 min.  UK-England
7. Virgin Witch (1972) * 89 min.  UK-England
8. Inspector George Gently: The Burning Man (2008) * 88 min.  UK-England
9. Inspector George Gently: Bomber's Moon (2008) * 88 min.  UK-England
10. Inspector George Gently: Gently with the Innocents (2009) * 89 min.  UK-England
11. Inspector George Gently: Gently in the Night (2009) * 88 min.  UK-England
12. The True Story of Sawney Beane (2005) 11 min.
A Portrait of Ga (1952) 4 min.
The Leaden Echo and the Golden E 89 min.cho (1955) * 7 min.
Rose Street (1956) * 15 min.
Margaret Tait: Film Maker (1983) * 36 min.
Aerial (1974) 4 min.
Concrete & Flowers (2019) * 9 min.  UK-Scotland
13. The Souvenir (2019) * 120 min.  UK-England
14-21. Father Brown: The Oracle of the Dog (1974) * 52 min.
Father Brown: The Hammer of God (1974) 51 min.
Father Brown: The Curse of the Golden Cross (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Eye of Apollo (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Three Tools of Death (1974) * 52 min.
Father Brown: The Mirror of the Magistrate (1974) * 52 min.
Father Brown: The Dagger with Wings (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Actor and the Alibi (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Quick One (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Man with Two Beards (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Head of Caesar (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Arrow of Heaven (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Secret Garden (1974) * 51 min.  UK-England
22. Blue Black Permanent (1992) * 86 min.  UK-Scotland
*First time viewing.
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07. 3.5* - Absolutely Anything by Terry Jones (2015)

Terry Jones' final feature film is a fun and entertaining endeavor. Fronted by Simon Pegg and with a solid cast of supporting characters, it's one of those film that takes a familiar premise and gives it a rather original spin. I didn't expect too much up front, but was pleasantly surprised. To decide whether the Earth should be spared from total destruction, a counsel of aliens grants one chosen human god-like powers. A single wave with a hand grants every wish. The geeky but amiable Neil is the lucky one, but he quickly realizes that these powers come with great responsibilities. Pegg is perfect for his part, guys like Izzard, Bhaskar and Williams are on a roll and the Monty Python gang shines as the council of aliens. The comedy is quirky and goofy and though the romance is a little generic (Beckinsale is the only one underperforming) it never really bothered me. Good fun.

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01. 2.5* - Early Man by Nick Park
02. 2.5* - The Heiress by Chris Bell (2021)
03. 3.5* - Possum by Matthew Holness (2018)
04. 2.5* - Victor Frankenstein by Paul McGuigan (2015)
05. 2.5* - Infinitum: Subject Unknown by Matthew Butler-Hart (2021)
06. 3.0* - Brooklyn by John Crowley (2015)
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FTV:4:Long Time Dead (2002). UK. 4/10.

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Quitting the Industrial band Meat Beat Manifesto in order to focus on film making, co-writer/(with Eitan Arrusi/ Chris Baker/Dan Bronzite/ Andy Day and James Gay-Rees) director Marcus Adams makes his feature film debut, by cracking open a time capsule of Lad Culture well past the peak, where everyone is dressed in trendy sports gear, call each other "Mate", go clubbing to clubs playing techno,and coming home to cans of bland lager and a game of Ouija board.

Filling the soundtrack with woosh noises rather then a creepy Industrial hum, Adams clips pass the iffy CGI deadly spirit, with cheerful tributes to Horror movies in the murder set-pieces, from The Evil Dead (1981-also reviewed) style kinetic whip-pans,along with nods to Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento's ultra-stylisation.

Speaking to a demonic spirit from the Ouija board with six writers, the script is one that sadly has been wiped of giving any of the lads/lasses distinctive personalities, with the writers failing to build any tension due to not digging in the slightest into the relationships,with a last minute twist awkwardly attempting to cross the supernatural, with a family history that one of the characters has kept hidden for a long time.
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Bally Jerry, pranged his kite right in the how's-your-father; hairy blighter, dicky-birded, feathered back on his sammy, took a waspy, flip…
1. The Nest (Sean Durkin-2020) United Kingdom/Canada (190 checks)
2. The Land Before Time (Don Bluth-1988) Ireland/USA (21,688 checks)
3. The Miracle (Michel Carré-1912) United Kingdom/Germany (5 checks)
4. Brief Encounter (David Lean-1945) United Kingdom (7,888 checks)
5. Doctor Who Season 18, Episodes 5-8 "Meglos (Parts 1-4)" (Terence Dudley-1980) United Kingdom (88min)
6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Peter R. Hunt-1969) United Kingdom/Switzerland (9,341 checks)
7. Having You (Sam Hoare-2013) United Kingdom (36 checks)
8. Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog-1992) United Kingdom/France/Germany (1,278 checks)
8. Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer-2000) United Kingdom/Spain (6,367 checks)
9. Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde (Roy Ward Baker-1971) United Kingdom (430 checks) MS#36
10. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Jonathan Hughes-2020) United Kingdom (481 checks)
11. His House (Remi Weekes-2020) United Kingdom (564 checks)
12. Peeping Tom (Michael Powell-1960) United Kingdom (7,531 checks)
13. Zardoz (John Boorman-1974) United Kingdom/USA/Ireland (2,051 checks)
14. Doctor Who Season 18, Episodes 8-11 "Full Circle (Parts 1-4)" (Peter Grimwade-1980) United Kingdom (88min)
15. Four Sided Triangle (Terence Fisher-1953) United Kingdom (44 checks) MS#9
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Previously watched...
1. Oliver Twist (Lean, 1948) 4341 checks, 6 official lists 7/10
2. Ivanhoe (Thorpe, 1952) 981 checks, 2 official lists 5/10
3. Robin Hood (Scott, 2010) 23467 checks, 1 official list 3/10
4. Ironclad (English, 2011) 1231 checks, 0 official lists Wales 4/10
5. Hunger (McQueen, 2008) 9015 checks, 6 official lists Northern Ireland 6/10
6. Omagh (Travis, 2004) 88 checks, 0 official lists Ireland 5/10
7. '71 (Demange, 2014) 1717 checks, 1 official list 7/10
8. Green Street / Hooligans (Alexander, 2005) 9785 checks, 1 official list 4/10
9. RocknRolla (Ritchie, 2008) 11618 checks, 0 official lists 4/10
10. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Hughes-Scholey, 2020) 492 checks, 1 official list
David Attenborough is regarded as a national treasure in the UK, as his nature documentaries are not only highly informative, but also groundbreaking in their use of technology and cinematography to capture the natural world. This documentary made for Netflix breaks with his normal observational style to deliver a passionate essay film about the ongoing destruction of our planet's biodiversity. Part reminiscence and part warning, it combines beautiful cinematography with a warning about our future: his two prescriptions being that we need to stabilise population growth and switch to a more sustainable way of living. It's nothing you haven't heard before, but it's nice to have Attenborough deliver his own high-quality take on the subject.
7/10

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11. Saint Maud (Glass, 2019) 301 checks, 1 official list
I was hugely impressed by this psychological horror. The underlying stucture of a person's journey into madness is well-trodden, but Rose Glass has themes of religion, guilt and self-loathingto layer on top of it to make it unique. There's a wonderfully bleak atmosphere, produced by the windswept seaside setting with its charmless arcades and pubs, that reflects Maud's inner life. Jennifer Ehle is always great, but the revelation here is Morydd Clark as the title character: I've seen her in a few supporting roles of costume dramas and horrors, but she's never made much of an impression. Here, though, she's a revelation, drawing an affecting portrait of a tortured soul searching for purpose.
8/10

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12a. Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible: Lesbian Vampire Lovers of Lust (Lipsey, 2001) [30 mins] 2 checks, 0 official lists
12b. Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible: Frenzy of Tongs (Lipsey, 2001) [30 mins] 2 checks, 0 official lists
12c. Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible: Curse of the Blood of the Lizard of Doom (Lipsey, 2001) [30 mins] 2 checks, 0 official lists
13a. Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible: Voodoo Feet of Death (Lipsey, 2001) [30 mins] 2 checks, 0 official lists
13b. Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible: And Now the Fearing... (Lipsey, 2001) [30 mins] 2 checks, 0 official lists
13c. Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible: Scream Satan Scream! (Lipsey, 2001) [29 mins] 2 checks, 0 official lists
Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible was a Steve Coogan project, made at the crest of his early career rise to national fame, in between the two series of I'm Alan Partridge. At that point his oeuvre was mostly based around character studies of middle-England stereotypes. This, on the other hand, was a series of parodies of different subgenres of seventies British horror films. As you can expect, the appeal was limited and baffled TV audiences quickly tuned out. Where it tends to fall down is the comedy, which relies on wordplay and double entrendres: it raises a smile but it's rarely laugh-worthy. It's unfortunate, as there was a lot of charm here, and you can see the affection that's gone into the details, with most of the episodes nailing the look and production design of the films they're imitating. That was the main reason it never got another series, as the episodes were very expensive to make.
5/10

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Just went you thought it was safe to stop watching Irish films...
1. Citadel (2012) Ireland
2. Mystics (2003) Ireland
3. Greta (2018) Ireland
4. Rat (2001) Ireland
5. Taffin (1988) Ireland
6. Stitches (2012) Ireland
7. The Stag (2013) Ireland
8. Red Mist (2008) Northern Ireland
9. Sea Fever (2019) Ireland
10. His House (2020) England
11. The Canal (2014) Ireland
12. Fractional (2011) Ireland
13. Eden Lake (2008) England
14. Belle (2013) Isle of Man
15. Gozo (2016) England
16. Rocks (2019) England
17. The Hallow (2015) Ireland
18. Get Duked! (2019) Scotland
19. Emma. (2020) England
20. Animals (2019) Ireland
21. Isolation (2005) Ireland
22. To Dream (2016) England
23. Grand Slam (1978) Wales
24. Crone Wood (2016) Ireland
25. Cherry Tree (2015) Ireland
26. Black Death (2010) England
27. Brackenmore (2016) Ireland
28. Rawhead Rex (1986) Ireland
29. French Exit. (2020) Ireland
30. Irish Destiny (1926) Ireland
31. Dream Demon (1988) England
32. Without Name (2016) Ireland
33. Extra Ordinary (2019) Ireland
34. The Souvenir (2019) England
35. The Riot Club (2014) England
36. From the Dark (2014) Ireland
37. Rock-A-Doodle (1991) Ireland
38. Son of Rambow (2007) England
39. The Gentlemen (2019) England
40. A Doctor's Sword (2015) Ireland
41. Spooky Stakeout (2016) Ireland
42. Three Billboards (2017) England REVISION
43. The Death of Stalin (2017) England REVISION
44. Bad Day for the Cut (2017) Northern Ireland
45. Beautiful Creatures (2000) Scotland
46. Good Vibrations (2012) Northern Ireland

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The music is undeniably great and Dormer certainly captures his character's passion well, but this is a pretty paint-by-numbers biographical drama, full of standard tropes such a neglected wife/baby and the protagonist's blindness when it comes to seeing how he is disenfranchising those closest to him. A few quirks crop up but never really jive and with Dormer staunchly declaring an apolitical approach to life, The Troubles always remain in the backdrop.
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38. The Death of Stalin (2017, Armando Iannucci) United Kingdom
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(Screenshots from UTV's 'Fiddler on the Road' (on John Doherty, last of the travelling Donegal tinsmiths/fiddlers), from the strikingly-set 'Nuclear' (I particularly liked the exterior scenes with Emilia Jones and George MacKay), from McDonald's slapstick and silent cinema-inspired 'The Fugitive' (replete with speeded-up action and chases after a runaway pram with baby on board), and from the lovely 'Dusty Bluebells' (with David Hammond's look at the tradition, continuity and innocence inherent in childhood song and games on the streets of a troubled, militarised Belfast))

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31. The Passionate Stranger (1957, Muriel Box) - 6.5/10 / UK (England)
32. Flame in the Streets (1961, Roy Ward Baker) - 7/10 / UK (England)
33. Fiddler on the Road (1972, no director credited; produced by Andrew Crockart) - 7.5/10 / Ireland | UK (Northern Ireland) / I'm going with NI
34. Nuclear (2019, Catherine Linstrum) - 7 or 7.5/10 / UK (Wales) / I'm going with Wales

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A batch of shorts (1 point for NI):

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35.
The Fugitive (1966, Terence McDonald) - 8 or 8.5/10 / Ireland | UK (Northern Ireland) / 5 minutes
Dusty Bluebells (1971, Bernard Tomey; produced by David Hammond) - 9/10 / Ireland | UK (Northern Ireland) / 24 minutes
Nebelung (1978, Terence McDonald, Gerry Wills) - 7.5/10 / Ireland | UK (Northern Ireland) / 10 minutes
Variations on a Collection (2012, James Kelly) - 4 or 5/10 / Ireland / 3 minutes
Surface Deep (2014, Christopher Brennan) - 5/10 / Ireland / 9 minutes
Medbh McGuckian: Portrait of a Poet (2021, Marty Cullen) - 6.5/10 / Ireland | UK (Northern Ireland) / 29 minutes

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Side challenge tally: IE - 23, NI - 4, Wales - 1
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13. A Passage to India (1984) - United Kingdom
14. I'm All Right Jack (1959) - United Kingdom
15. Fires Were Started (1943) - United Kingdom
16. Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987) - United Kingdom
17. The Belly of an Architect (1987) - United Kingdom

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01. The Battle of the Somme (1916) - United Kingdom
02. Aventure malgache (1944) + Bon Voyage (1944) + I Think They Call Him John (1964) - United Kingdom
03. Solomon and Gaenor (1999) - United Kingdom
04. The Pleasure Garden (1925) - United Kingdom
05. The Descent (2005) - United Kingdom
06. The Descent: Part 2 (2009) - United Kingdom
07. Juno and the Paycock (1930) - United Kingdom
08. The Dam Busters (1955) - United Kingdom
09. Britannia Hospital (1982) - United Kingdom
10. Inside I'm Dancing (2004) - Ireland
11. Jamaica Inn (1939) - United Kingdom
12. Black Narcissus (1947) - United Kingdom
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68. On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke, 2017) 6.5/10
69. It Always Rains on Sunday (Robert Hamer, 1947) 6.5/10 ... #MS18
70. The Man Between (Carol Reed, 1953) 7/10
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39. The Devils (1971, Ken Russell) United Kingdom
40. Get Carter (1971, Mike Hodges) United Kingdom
41. Passport to Pimlico (1949, Henry Cornelius) United Kingdom
42. Rush (2013, Ron Howard) United Kingdom
43. Bronson (2008, Nicholas Winding Refn) United Kingdom
44. Thunderball (1965, Terence Young) United Kingdom
45. Tiger Bay (1959, J Lee Thompson) United Kingdom
46. Billy Liar (1963, John Schlesinger) United Kingdom
47. Blinded By the Light (2019, Gurinder Chadha) United Kingdom
48. The Souvenir (2019, Joanna Hogg) United Kingdom
49. Went the Day Well (1942, Alberto Cavalcanti) United Kingdom
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10. Hidden Homicide (1959)

Nice convoluted whodunit

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1. The Italian Job (1969)
2. The Intruder (1953)
3. Hamlet (1948)
4. Withnail & I (1987)
5. Vampyres (1974) #MS 26
6. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
7. Stolen Face (1952) #MS 10
8. Paddington (2014)
9. Subway in the Sky (1959)
10. Hidden Homicide (1959)
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18. Easy Virtue (1928) - United Kingdom

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01. The Battle of the Somme (1916) - United Kingdom
02. Aventure malgache (1944) + Bon Voyage (1944) + I Think They Call Him John (1964) - United Kingdom
03. Solomon and Gaenor (1999) - United Kingdom
04. The Pleasure Garden (1925) - United Kingdom
05. The Descent (2005) - United Kingdom
06. The Descent: Part 2 (2009) - United Kingdom
07. Juno and the Paycock (1930) - United Kingdom
08. The Dam Busters (1955) - United Kingdom
09. Britannia Hospital (1982) - United Kingdom
10. Inside I'm Dancing (2004) - Ireland
11. Jamaica Inn (1939) - United Kingdom
12. Black Narcissus (1947) - United Kingdom
13. A Passage to India (1984) - United Kingdom
14. I'm All Right Jack (1959) - United Kingdom
15. Fires Were Started (1943) - United Kingdom
16. Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987) - United Kingdom
17. The Belly of an Architect (1987) - United Kingdom
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16. The Servant (1963)
Pinter and Losey nail British class affectations to the wall. Highly enjoyable.

17. A Canterbury Tale (1944)
The Archers never seem to fail. There are two things I love about them: (1) How carefully composed every shot is, and (2) how even when the plot evades all the typical cliches and beats, the story still feels like being wrapped in a warm blanket.

18. Oliver Twist (1948)
A curiously lifeless Dickens adaptation by Lean, two years after his far superior Great Expectations. Also, the movie leans hard into anti-semitic caricature.

19. Orlando (1992)
I remember watching about ten minutes my first year at college when some friends had it playing in the dorm common room. I decided it was too weird. It's still weird all these years later, but I'm glad I finally saw it. It may lack a coherent storyline or emotional resonance, but those failures are overshadowed by a beguiling mise-en-scene. The ice scenes were a particular wonder.

20. Bad Day for the Cut (2017)
A decent revenge thriller (reminded me a lot of Blue Ruin), though there are too many plot holes.
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71. Man of Aran (Robert J. Flaherty, 1934) 6.5/10 ... #Ireland
72. Time without Pity (Joseph Losey, 1957) 7.5/10
73. Spectre (Sam Mendes, 2015) 7.5/10
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53. A Wild Year on Earth (2020) episodes 1-2 100min
54. The Dig (2021) 6
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1. Whiskey Galore! (1949) 7 Scotland
2. 24 Hour Party People (2002) 7
3. Sabotage (1936) 6
4. Gwen (2018) 7 Wales
5. I Know Where I'm Going! (1945) 5
6. The Nanny (1965) 7 #MS1
7. Bloody Sunday (2002) 8 Northern Ireland
8. Deep End (1970) 9
9. Went the Day Well? (1942) 8 #MS6
10. Rasputin the Mad Monk (1966) 6
11. Great Expectations (1946) 7
12. The Lady Vanishes (1938) 8
13. The Witches (1966) 6
14a. Listen to Britain (1942) 20min 6
14b. Little Favour (2013) 22min 6
14c. Elephant (1989) 39min 8
15. The Creeping Flesh (1973) 7
16. The Rainbow (1989) 5
17. Blackmail (1929) 7
18. Shopping (1994) 6
19. Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) 8
20. Citadel (2012) 7 Ireland
21.The Lodgers (2017) 6 Ireland
22. Attack the Block (2011) 6
23. Third Star (2010) 7
24. Rocks (2019) 8
25. In Which We Serve (1942) 6
26. Unlocked (2017) 5
27. Genevieve (1953) 6
28. '71 (2014) 7
29. The Bed Sitting Room (1969) 6
30. Wreckers (2011) 5
31. Pride (2014) 8+ Wales
32. Velvet Goldmine (1998) 9 (rewatch)
33. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) 8 Ireland
34. Ladybird Ladybird (1994) 7
35. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967) 7
36. Scars of Dracula (1970) 5
37. The Italian Job (1969) 7
38. A Room for Romeo Brass (1999) 8
39. The Red Shoes (1948) 9
40. The Duke of Burgundy (2014) 7
41. The Courier (2020) 8
42. Red Joan (2018) 6
43. Jabberwocky (1977) 6
44. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) 8 Isle of Man
45. London to Brighton (2006) 7
46. Saint Maud (2019) 8
47. The Go-Between (1971) 7
48. The Child in Time (2017) 6
49. The Horror of Frankenstein (1970) 6
50. Barry Lyndon (1975) 7
51. Trainspotting (1996) 9 (rewatch)
52. Calm with Horses (2019) 7
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Just went you thought it was safe to stop watching Irish films...
1. Citadel (2012) Ireland
2. Mystics (2003) Ireland
3. Greta (2018) Ireland
4. Rat (2001) Ireland
5. Taffin (1988) Ireland
6. Stitches (2012) Ireland
7. The Stag (2013) Ireland
8. Red Mist (2008) Northern Ireland
9. Sea Fever (2019) Ireland
10. His House (2020) England
11. The Canal (2014) Ireland
12. Fractional (2011) Ireland
13. Eden Lake (2008) England
14. Belle (2013) Isle of Man
15. Gozo (2016) England
16. Rocks (2019) England
17. The Hallow (2015) Ireland
18. Get Duked! (2019) Scotland
19. Emma. (2020) England
20. Animals (2019) Ireland
21. Isolation (2005) Ireland
22. To Dream (2016) England
23. Grand Slam (1978) Wales
24. Crone Wood (2016) Ireland
25. Cherry Tree (2015) Ireland
26. Black Death (2010) England
27. Brackenmore (2016) Ireland
28. Rawhead Rex (1986) Ireland
29. French Exit. (2020) Ireland
30. Irish Destiny (1926) Ireland
31. Dream Demon (1988) England
32. Without Name (2016) Ireland
33. Extra Ordinary (2019) Ireland
34. The Souvenir (2019) England
35. The Riot Club (2014) England
36. From the Dark (2014) Ireland
37. Rock-A-Doodle (1991) Ireland
38. Son of Rambow (2007) England
39. The Gentlemen (2019) England
40. A Doctor's Sword (2015) Ireland
41. Spooky Stakeout (2016) Ireland
42. Three Billboards (2017) England REVISION
43. The Death of Stalin (2017) England REVISION
44. Bad Day for the Cut (2017) Northern Ireland
45. Beautiful Creatures (2000) Scotland
46. Good Vibrations (2012) Northern Ireland
47. Mary Shelley (2017) Ireland

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Setting out to examine Mary Shelley's personal life and possible influences on her penning Frankenstein, this biopic has an undeniably intriguing premise and Elle Fanning is fine. Over half of the film though is pure melodrama, focused on Mary's turbulent relationship with Percy Shelley. It is not until the final third of the film that Mary even pens the story. The film also has a pro-feminist slant, but one that mostly just consists of Fanning angrily shouting.
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Just went you thought it was safe to stop watching Irish films...
1. Citadel (2012) Ireland
2. Mystics (2003) Ireland
3. Greta (2018) Ireland
4. Rat (2001) Ireland
5. Taffin (1988) Ireland
6. Stitches (2012) Ireland
7. The Stag (2013) Ireland
8. Red Mist (2008) Northern Ireland
9. Sea Fever (2019) Ireland
10. His House (2020) England
11. The Canal (2014) Ireland
12. Fractional (2011) Ireland
13. Eden Lake (2008) England
14. Belle (2013) Isle of Man
15. Gozo (2016) England
16. Rocks (2019) England
17. The Hallow (2015) Ireland
18. Get Duked! (2019) Scotland
19. Emma. (2020) England
20. Animals (2019) Ireland
21. Isolation (2005) Ireland
22. To Dream (2016) England
23. Grand Slam (1978) Wales
24. Crone Wood (2016) Ireland
25. Cherry Tree (2015) Ireland
26. Black Death (2010) England
27. Brackenmore (2016) Ireland
28. Rawhead Rex (1986) Ireland
29. French Exit. (2020) Ireland
30. Irish Destiny (1926) Ireland
31. Dream Demon (1988) England
32. Without Name (2016) Ireland
33. Extra Ordinary (2019) Ireland
34. The Souvenir (2019) England
35. The Riot Club (2014) England
36. From the Dark (2014) Ireland
37. Rock-A-Doodle (1991) Ireland
38. Son of Rambow (2007) England
39. The Gentlemen (2019) England
40. A Doctor's Sword (2015) Ireland
41. Spooky Stakeout (2016) Ireland
42. Three Billboards (2017) England REVISION
43. The Death of Stalin (2017) England REVISION
44. Bad Day for the Cut (2017) Northern Ireland
45. Beautiful Creatures (2000) Scotland
46. Good Vibrations (2012) Northern Ireland
47. Mary Shelley (2017) Ireland
48. Much Too Shy (1942) England

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Trouble brews from an artist when a nude painting of his is accidentally used in an advertisement in this quaint George Formby comedy. Whether it be mixing up his words in court (telling a lady she has been sworn at!) or fumbling before curious policemen, Formby is charming as ever. Also, while his songs interrupt the flow of the film, they are fewer than usual. There is also an amusing paint class with a young Charles Hawtrey. Not Formby's best nor worst.
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19. Dance of the Vampires (1967) - United Kingdom

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01. The Battle of the Somme (1916) - United Kingdom
02. Aventure malgache (1944) + Bon Voyage (1944) + I Think They Call Him John (1964) - United Kingdom
03. Solomon and Gaenor (1999) - United Kingdom
04. The Pleasure Garden (1925) - United Kingdom
05. The Descent (2005) - United Kingdom
06. The Descent: Part 2 (2009) - United Kingdom
07. Juno and the Paycock (1930) - United Kingdom
08. The Dam Busters (1955) - United Kingdom
09. Britannia Hospital (1982) - United Kingdom
10. Inside I'm Dancing (2004) - Ireland
11. Jamaica Inn (1939) - United Kingdom
12. Black Narcissus (1947) - United Kingdom
13. A Passage to India (1984) - United Kingdom
14. I'm All Right Jack (1959) - United Kingdom
15. Fires Were Started (1943) - United Kingdom
16. Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987) - United Kingdom
17. The Belly of an Architect (1987) - United Kingdom
18. Easy Virtue (1928) - United Kingdom
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25-28. Grantchester: Episode #1.1 (2014) * 52 min.
Grantchester: Episode #1.2 (2014) * 52 min.
Grantchester: Episode #1.3 (2014) * 52 min.
Grantchester: Episode #1.4 (2014) * 52 min.
Grantchester: Episode #1.5 (2014) * 52 min.
Grantchester: Episode #1.6 (2014) * 52 min.
29. Inspector George Gently : Gently Evil (2010) * 89 min.
30. Inspector George Gently: Peace & Love (2010) * 87 min.

I have enough excess minutes from my score for Father Brown to make up the shortfall on this season.
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1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) 100 min. UK-England
2. Shrooms (2007) * 88 min.  Ireland
3. Freakdog (2008) * 85 min.  UK-Northern Ireland
4. The Plague of the Zombies (1966) 90 min.  UK-England  #MS34
5. The Limehouse Golem (2016) * 109 min.  UK-England
6. The Reptile (1966) 90 min.  UK-England
7. Virgin Witch (1972) * 89 min.  UK-England
8. Inspector George Gently: The Burning Man (2008) * 88 min.  UK-England
9. Inspector George Gently: Bomber's Moon (2008) * 88 min.  UK-England
10. Inspector George Gently: Gently with the Innocents (2009) * 89 min.  UK-England
11. Inspector George Gently: Gently in the Night (2009) * 88 min.  UK-England
12. The True Story of Sawney Beane (2005) 11 min.
A Portrait of Ga (1952) 4 min.
The Leaden Echo and the Golden E 89 min.cho (1955) * 7 min.
Rose Street (1956) * 15 min.
Margaret Tait: Film Maker (1983) * 36 min.
Aerial (1974) 4 min.
Concrete & Flowers (2019) * 9 min.  UK-Scotland
13. The Souvenir (2019) * 120 min.  UK-England
14-21. Father Brown: The Oracle of the Dog (1974) * 52 min.
Father Brown: The Hammer of God (1974) 51 min.
Father Brown: The Curse of the Golden Cross (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Eye of Apollo (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Three Tools of Death (1974) * 52 min.
Father Brown: The Mirror of the Magistrate (1974) * 52 min.
Father Brown: The Dagger with Wings (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Actor and the Alibi (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Quick One (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Man with Two Beards (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Head of Caesar (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Arrow of Heaven (1974) * 51 min.
Father Brown: The Secret Garden (1974) * 51 min.  UK-England
22. Blue Black Permanent (1992) * 86 min.  UK-Scotland
23. Inspector George Gently: Gently in the Blood (2009) * 89 min.  UK-England
24. Inspector George Gently: Gently Through the Mill (2009) * 89 min.  UK-England
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74-75. Gunpowder (BBC/J Blakeson, 2017) 7.5/10 ... 21 minutes carried over
76. The Remains of the Day (James Ivory, 1993) 7.5/10
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20. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) - United Kingdom
21. Solace in Wicca (2013) + Barry Brown (2017) + Isle of Media: Europe's Offshore Media Hub (2018) + The Clown Calls for War: Fill Your Eyes (2018) + Touchpaper (2018) + Biskee Brisht: Not Again (2019) + Chris Flood: Dead Skin (2019) + I'll (2020) + Voodoo Bandits: Empty Swimming Pool (2020) - Isle of Man + Isolated (2011) + Out of Service (2013) - United Kingdom
22. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) - United Kingdom

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01. The Battle of the Somme (1916) - United Kingdom
02. Aventure malgache (1944) + Bon Voyage (1944) + I Think They Call Him John (1964) - United Kingdom
03. Solomon and Gaenor (1999) - United Kingdom
04. The Pleasure Garden (1925) - United Kingdom
05. The Descent (2005) - United Kingdom
06. The Descent: Part 2 (2009) - United Kingdom
07. Juno and the Paycock (1930) - United Kingdom
08. The Dam Busters (1955) - United Kingdom
09. Britannia Hospital (1982) - United Kingdom
10. Inside I'm Dancing (2004) - Ireland
11. Jamaica Inn (1939) - United Kingdom
12. Black Narcissus (1947) - United Kingdom
13. A Passage to India (1984) - United Kingdom
14. I'm All Right Jack (1959) - United Kingdom
15. Fires Were Started (1943) - United Kingdom
16. Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987) - United Kingdom
17. The Belly of an Architect (1987) - United Kingdom
18. Easy Virtue (1928) - United Kingdom
19. Dance of the Vampires (1967) - United Kingdom
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Just went you thought it was safe to stop watching Irish films...
1. Citadel (2012) Ireland
2. Mystics (2003) Ireland
3. Greta (2018) Ireland
4. Rat (2001) Ireland
5. Taffin (1988) Ireland
6. Stitches (2012) Ireland
7. The Stag (2013) Ireland
8. Red Mist (2008) Northern Ireland
9. Sea Fever (2019) Ireland
10. His House (2020) England
11. The Canal (2014) Ireland
12. Fractional (2011) Ireland
13. Eden Lake (2008) England
14. Belle (2013) Isle of Man
15. Gozo (2016) England
16. Rocks (2019) England
17. The Hallow (2015) Ireland
18. Get Duked! (2019) Scotland
19. Emma. (2020) England
20. Animals (2019) Ireland
21. Isolation (2005) Ireland
22. To Dream (2016) England
23. Grand Slam (1978) Wales
24. Crone Wood (2016) Ireland
25. Cherry Tree (2015) Ireland
26. Black Death (2010) England
27. Brackenmore (2016) Ireland
28. Rawhead Rex (1986) Ireland
29. French Exit. (2020) Ireland
30. Irish Destiny (1926) Ireland
31. Dream Demon (1988) England
32. Without Name (2016) Ireland
33. Extra Ordinary (2019) Ireland
34. The Souvenir (2019) England
35. The Riot Club (2014) England
36. From the Dark (2014) Ireland
37. Rock-A-Doodle (1991) Ireland
38. Son of Rambow (2007) England
39. The Gentlemen (2019) England
40. A Doctor's Sword (2015) Ireland
41. Spooky Stakeout (2016) Ireland
42. Three Billboards (2017) England REVISION
43. The Death of Stalin (2017) England REVISION
44. Bad Day for the Cut (2017) Northern Ireland
45. Beautiful Creatures (2000) Scotland
46. Good Vibrations (2012) Northern Ireland
47. Mary Shelley (2017) Ireland
48. Much Too Shy (1942) England
49. Doomsday (2008) Scotland

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The disease-infected Scots here look like Mad Max leftovers with plenty of leather and face paint but no noticeable skin afflictions; the Scotland scenes also play out like a second-rate Escape from New York minus John Carpenter's grand music. There is a pretty nifty extended car chase towards the end with upside down shots (!) but the storytelling is really quite clumsy; the film requires a lengthy voiceover explanation for everything at the start no less.
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08. 3.0* - The Banishing by Christopher Smith (2020)

Christopher Smith returns to the horror genre. The Banishing is pretty basic genre fare though, which is a shame as Smith has shown himself pretty apt at putting a unique spin on the genre in the past. Not that this is a bad film, anything but, it's just a bit too by numbers for its own good. A house with a dark past, that's what you're getting here. People hear voices, mirrors show ghostly reflections and a local madman warns the new inhabitants that something is awry. By the time everybody is finally on board it's already too late, as the ghost has taken control of the family living there. The Banishing is a solid slowburner, but it lacks the audiovisual finish to stand out. There are some very moody scenes, performances are good across the board and there are a few solid scares, but overall it's not enough to convince me this wasn't just another haunted house flick sporting a dramatic backstory. Quality filler, but I'd hoped for something more.

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01. 2.5* - Early Man by Nick Park
02. 2.5* - The Heiress by Chris Bell (2021)
03. 3.5* - Possum by Matthew Holness (2018)
04. 2.5* - Victor Frankenstein by Paul McGuigan (2015)
05. 2.5* - Infinitum: Subject Unknown by Matthew Butler-Hart (2021)
06. 3.0* - Brooklyn by John Crowley (2015)
07. 3.5* - Absolutely Anything by Terry Jones (2015)
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Bing147 wrote: March 28th, 2021, 3:44 pm 49. Went the Day Well (1942, Alberto Cavalcanti) United Kingdom
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(D:) I know you're new to the Challenges and the forum, so I didn't mention anything earlier when I saw you do this with one or two edits, but it is definitely worth mentioning if you're doing this up to eleven times in a single post.

It makes it makes it much easier on a challenge host if you simply list new films in a new post. You don't have to do a new post for every single title (like I do) but maybe post what you have seen in batches of three or four. :)

The trouble with what you are doing is that a number of challenge hosts will simply update as they go along. I myself do this. Most challenge hosts won't go back and look at previous posts to see if they have been edited to include more movies. You run the risk of your viewings not being counted if you do not list them in a new post. It will make life easier for us all if you don't go editing old posts. ;)
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(Screenshots from the strikingly silent - by amateur necessity - Isle of Wight-shot proto-noir 'I Met a Murderer' (a film that combines an almost Soviet take on the farmed landscape with a dark fatalism), from Cathal Black's 'Korea' (old divisions and new beginnings in 1950's Ireland, adapted from a McGahern short story), from Niamh Heery's engaging 'Shorelight' (around a recurring morning meeting), and from the Cork-shot 'Mug' (I wish it hadn't gone quite so far; for the most part this two-hander is lively and touching in humanising desperation and need))

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36. I Met a Murderer (1939, Roy Kellino) - 7 or 7.5/10 / UK (England)
37. Dual Alibi (1947, Alfred Travers) - 7/10 / UK (England)
38. The Cat Gang (1959, Darrell Catling) - 6.5/10 / UK (England)
39. The Hard Way (1979, Michael Dryhurst) - 7/10 / Ireland
40. Korea (1995, Cathal Black) - 8 or 8.5/10 / Ireland
41. Dublin Oldschool (2018, Dave Tynan) - 6.5 or 7/10 / Ireland
42. The Silver Branch (2018, Katrina Costello, John Brown) - 8 or 8.5/10 / Ireland
43. Seamus Heaney and the Music of What Happens (2019, Adam Low) - 6.5/10 / Ireland | UK (Northern Ireland) / I'm going with NI

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A batch of shorts (2 points to Ireland):

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44-45.
Fleá Ceoil (1967, Louis Marcus) - 7.5/10 / Ireland / 22 minutes
Olive (2003, Neasa Hardiman) - 7/10 / Ireland / 11 minutes
Falling Slowly (music video) - 6.5/10 / Ireland / 4 minutes
An Rinceoir / The Dancer (2011, Elaine Gallagher) - 5/10 / Ireland / 5 minutes
Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion (2012, Shimmy Marcus) - 7.5/10 / UK (England) / 14 minutes
Shorelight (2013, Niamh Heery) - 8/10 / Ireland / 12 minutes
Pause (2016, Niamh Heery) - 7/10 / Ireland / 9 minutes
Radha (2016, Nicolas Courdouan) - 7/10 / Ireland / 22 minutes
James Beatley: The Luthier of Manor Street (2017, Mark Coughlan) - 6/10 / Ireland / 4 minutes
94 (2017, Niamh Bryson) - 7/10 / Ireland / 6 minutes
Mary (2018, Shaun O'Connor) - 5.5/10 / Ireland / 7 minutes
Mug (2018, Eoghan Moloney) - 7/10 / Ireland / 30 minutes
Wrath (2019, Suri Grennell) - 6.5/10 / Ireland / 9 minutes
Final Shot (2020, Michael Keane) - 3/10 / Ireland / 5 minutes

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Side challenge tally: IE - 29, NI - 5, Wales - 1
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Just went you thought it was safe to stop watching Irish films...
1. Citadel (2012) Ireland
2. Mystics (2003) Ireland
3. Greta (2018) Ireland
4. Rat (2001) Ireland
5. Taffin (1988) Ireland
6. Stitches (2012) Ireland
7. The Stag (2013) Ireland
8. Red Mist (2008) Northern Ireland
9. Sea Fever (2019) Ireland
10. His House (2020) England
11. The Canal (2014) Ireland
12. Fractional (2011) Ireland
13. Eden Lake (2008) England
14. Belle (2013) Isle of Man
15. Gozo (2016) England
16. Rocks (2019) England
17. The Hallow (2015) Ireland
18. Get Duked! (2019) Scotland
19. Emma. (2020) England
20. Animals (2019) Ireland
21. Isolation (2005) Ireland
22. To Dream (2016) England
23. Grand Slam (1978) Wales
24. Crone Wood (2016) Ireland
25. Cherry Tree (2015) Ireland
26. Black Death (2010) England
27. Brackenmore (2016) Ireland
28. Rawhead Rex (1986) Ireland
29. French Exit. (2020) Ireland
30. Irish Destiny (1926) Ireland
31. Dream Demon (1988) England
32. Without Name (2016) Ireland
33. Extra Ordinary (2019) Ireland
34. The Souvenir (2019) England
35. The Riot Club (2014) England
36. From the Dark (2014) Ireland
37. Rock-A-Doodle (1991) Ireland
38. Son of Rambow (2007) England
39. The Gentlemen (2019) England
40. A Doctor's Sword (2015) Ireland
41. Spooky Stakeout (2016) Ireland
42. Three Billboards (2017) England REVISION
43. The Death of Stalin (2017) England REVISION
44. Bad Day for the Cut (2017) Northern Ireland
45. Beautiful Creatures (2000) Scotland
46. Good Vibrations (2012) Northern Ireland
47. Mary Shelley (2017) Ireland
48. Much Too Shy (1942) England
49. Doomsday (2008) Scotland
50. A Way of Life (2004) Wales

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This is a remarkably gritty and hard-hitting movie for a first feature, and while the teen protagonist is too rude and uncouth to ever be likeable, her frustration at the world is heartfelt and her dedication to her daughter shines through her bitterness. The film ends on a pretty haunting note too with some great high camera angles. Listening is a different issue though; the film is burdened by a repetitive percussion music that is too maudlin.
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sol wrote: March 30th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Bing147 wrote: March 28th, 2021, 3:44 pm 49. Went the Day Well (1942, Alberto Cavalcanti) United Kingdom
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(D:) I know you're new to the Challenges and the forum, so I didn't mention anything earlier when I saw you do this with one or two edits, but it is definitely worth mentioning if you're doing this up to eleven times in a single post.

It makes it makes it much easier on a challenge host if you simply list new films in a new post. You don't have to do a new post for every single title (like I do) but maybe post what you have seen in batches of three or four. :)

The trouble with what you are doing is that a number of challenge hosts will simply update as they go along. I myself do this. Most challenge hosts won't go back and look at previous posts to see if they have been edited to include more movies. You run the risk of your viewings not being counted if you do not list them in a new post. It will make life easier for us all if you don't go editing old posts. ;)
Good to know. Usually I've been checking the original post before deciding whether to post an update or a new post. If the host has updated the main post, or if we're on a new page, I have been doing a new post, but if not, I generally just edit. I've been on forums where it was considered bad etiquette to post a new post for each new thing and I didn't want to look like I was spamming the thread, lol. I can try to hold off on posting until I have a few, I just find it easier to add them as I watch so I don't forget anything.
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Bing147 wrote: March 30th, 2021, 3:17 pm
sol wrote: March 30th, 2021, 12:08 pm It makes it makes it much easier on a challenge host if you simply list new films in a new post. You don't have to do a new post for every single title (like I do) but maybe post what you have seen in batches of three or four. :)

The trouble with what you are doing is that a number of challenge hosts will simply update as they go along. I myself do this. Most challenge hosts won't go back and look at previous posts to see if they have been edited to include more movies. You run the risk of your viewings not being counted if you do not list them in a new post. It will make life easier for us all if you don't go editing old posts. ;)
Good to know. Usually I've been checking the original post before deciding whether to post an update or a new post. If the host has updated the main post, or if we're on a new page, I have been doing a new post, but if not, I generally just edit. I've been on forums where it was considered bad etiquette to post a new post for each new thing and I didn't want to look like I was spamming the thread, lol. I can try to hold off on posting until I have a few, I just find it easier to add them as I watch so I don't forget anything.
No worries. :thumbsup: For what it's worth, I would much rather you spam the Middle East Challenge that I am hosting next month than edit your old posts. :D

Oh, and regarding checking whether the OP has been updated or not, the tricky thing about that is that I update my spreadsheet at least three times a day (more often if it isn't a workday) but I may only click the edit button on the OP once a day (or once every two days for less active challenges). Obviously it varies a bit from host to host, but I find that much easier than letting everything bank up, which would happen if I updated my spreadsheets less often.

Good luck in any case with this Challenge. You're doing well for a first-timer. I have a bunch of non-UK/IR stuff that I want to try to squeeze in on the last day of March, so I think you'll be squaring off against Roger for fifth place here. :sweat:
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Fair enough. Didn't really think about "updating" between updates, but it totally makes sense.

I've made a list and sought out some titles to watch over the coming days myself. Also started gathering titles for next month's challenges, though the Middle East one laid out how many of the films on my watch list from the area are from Iran. I've managed to come up with a starting list of 14 titles I have available and that's not nothing, but not as many as I'd like. A lot easier grabbing animation/Doubling the Canon options. Not a bad thing though, pushes me to watch some films I might not otherwise.

While I'm at it:

50. God's Own Country (2017, Francis Lee) United Kingdom
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23. Veronica Guerin (2003) - Ireland
24. O Lucky Man! (1973) - United Kingdom
25. The Song of Ceylon (1934) + Pink Floyd London '66-'67 (1967) + Me or the Dog (2011) - United Kingdom

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01. The Battle of the Somme (1916) - United Kingdom
02. Aventure malgache (1944) + Bon Voyage (1944) + I Think They Call Him John (1964) - United Kingdom
03. Solomon and Gaenor (1999) - United Kingdom
04. The Pleasure Garden (1925) - United Kingdom
05. The Descent (2005) - United Kingdom
06. The Descent: Part 2 (2009) - United Kingdom
07. Juno and the Paycock (1930) - United Kingdom
08. The Dam Busters (1955) - United Kingdom
09. Britannia Hospital (1982) - United Kingdom
10. Inside I'm Dancing (2004) - Ireland
11. Jamaica Inn (1939) - United Kingdom
12. Black Narcissus (1947) - United Kingdom
13. A Passage to India (1984) - United Kingdom
14. I'm All Right Jack (1959) - United Kingdom
15. Fires Were Started (1943) - United Kingdom
16. Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987) - United Kingdom
17. The Belly of an Architect (1987) - United Kingdom
18. Easy Virtue (1928) - United Kingdom
19. Dance of the Vampires (1967) - United Kingdom
20. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) - United Kingdom
21. Solace in Wicca (2013) + Barry Brown (2017) + Isle of Media: Europe's Offshore Media Hub (2018) + The Clown Calls for War: Fill Your Eyes (2018) + Touchpaper (2018) + Biskee Brisht: Not Again (2019) + Chris Flood: Dead Skin (2019) + I'll (2020) + Voodoo Bandits: Empty Swimming Pool (2020) - Isle of Man + Isolated (2011) + Out of Service (2013) - United Kingdom
22. The Tragedy of Macbeth (1971) - United Kingdom
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51. Weekend (2011, Andrew Haigh) United Kingdom
52. Whisky Galore! (1949, Alexander Mackendrick) Scotland
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Islands in the Stream
1. Kes (1969, UK)
2. Gregory's Girl (1980, Scotland)
3. Withnail & I (1987, UK)
4. You Were Never Really Here (2017, UK)
5. The Imposter (2012, UK)
6. Secrets & Lies (1996, UK)
7. Attack the Block (2011, UK)
8. Ratcatcher (1999, Scotland)
9. Local Hero (1983, Scotland)
10. Orlando (1992, UK)
11. Where Eagles Dare (1968, UK)
12. The Gold Diggers (1983, UK)
13. I Am Belfast (2015, Northern Ireland)
14. The Wild Geese (1978, UK)
15. Escape to Athena (1979, UK)
16. Bloody Sunday (2002, Ireland)
17. The Million Eyes of Su-Muru (1967, UK)
If you would like to see attractive women in costumes, here you go. Otherwise, bleh.

18. Henry V (1944, UK)
It's on a bunch of lists.
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FTV:5:Make Up (2019). UK.8.


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"A disfigured atrocity,J-j-jutting out of place,Jutting out of place,Make up to break up, Make up to break up."

Descending on the Cornwall caravan site like a thick fog, composer Ben Salisbury (who was also the co-composer on Ex Machina (2014-also reviewed)) ushers in waves of Post-Rock reverberations across Ruth's self-discoveries.Closely working with Salisbury, sound designer Ania Przygoda weaves a masterfully textured soundtrack, which draws in a eerie atmosphere of waves hitting against the rocks,creaking floors and a low-rumbling hum that haunts Ruth from every direction she takes.Shaky on her feet as she starts to question reality, Molly Windsor gives a great performance as Ruth, thanks to Windsor threading a curiosity in Ruth to get closer to the strange sights she sees round the site, with an enticing hazy expressiveness as possible hallucinations of dreams/nightmares awash over Ruth as she comes of age.

From when Ruth takes her first steps into the caravan site, feature film debuting writer/director Claire Oakley (whose dad very good weather special effects,on a production where the cast/crew spent 5 weeks living on the open caravan site) & cinematographer Nick Cooke paint an extremely peculiar dream-logic atmosphere, where the camera hangs in the air just that bit too long,wonderfully taking everything off-centre into a surreal Horror.Oakley and Cooke turn the real location into a chilly site,with ghostly lights flicking off polythene-covered caravans, and a red headed woman (whose face is obscured from being seen) appear in the distant in front of Ruth,like a ghostly mirage.

Opening Ruth's self-discovery to have a emphasis on atmosphere,rather than plot, Oakley knots the loose plot threads together into a hypnotic dream-logic, mood piece,via Oakley and editor Sacha Szwarc splintering Ruth's mind-set with jarring,fragmented cuts on what might be Ruth's coming of age,with on-edge slices of surrealist Horror in diced bright red nails, startling blasts of coloured rain, and wigs hanging high made out of human hair,as Ruth applies her make up.
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1. The Nest (Sean Durkin-2020) United Kingdom/Canada (190 checks)
2. The Land Before Time (Don Bluth-1988) Ireland/USA (21,688 checks)
3. The Miracle (Michel Carré-1912) United Kingdom/Germany (5 checks)
4. Brief Encounter (David Lean-1945) United Kingdom (7,888 checks)
5. Doctor Who Season 18, Episodes 5-8 "Meglos (Parts 1-4)" (Terence Dudley-1980) United Kingdom (88min)
6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Peter R. Hunt-1969) United Kingdom/Switzerland (9,341 checks)
7. Having You (Sam Hoare-2013) United Kingdom (36 checks)
8. Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog-1992) United Kingdom/France/Germany (1,278 checks)
8. Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer-2000) United Kingdom/Spain (6,367 checks)
9. Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde (Roy Ward Baker-1971) United Kingdom (430 checks) MS#36
10. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Jonathan Hughes-2020) United Kingdom (481 checks)
11. His House (Remi Weekes-2020) United Kingdom (564 checks)
12. Peeping Tom (Michael Powell-1960) United Kingdom (7,531 checks)
13. Zardoz (John Boorman-1974) United Kingdom/USA/Ireland (2,051 checks)
14. Doctor Who Season 18, Episodes 8-11 "Full Circle (Parts 1-4)" (Peter Grimwade-1980) United Kingdom (88min)
15. Four Sided Triangle (Terence Fisher-1953) United Kingdom (44 checks) MS#9
16. Goal! The Dream Begins (Danny Cannon, Michael Winterbottom-2005) United Kingdom/USA (2,567 checks)
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53. Annihilation (2018, Alex Garland) United Kingdom
54. A Taste of Honey (1961, Tony Richardson) United Kingdom
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6. I’m all right, Jack (59) - Rewatch
another one that gets better with every watch. One of Sellers's best roles, I think.
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2. The mouse that roared (59) - Rewatch
3. The ruling class (72) - Rewatch
4. Green grow the rushes (51)
5. Young and innocent (37) - Rewatch
6. I’m all right, Jack (59) - Rewatch
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(Screenshot from 'Poitín'),

33. The Kidnappers (Philip Leacock, 1953) 8/10 (United Kingdom (Scotland))
34. Hennessy (Don Sharp, 1975) 7/10 (United Kingdom (Northern Ireland))
35. Poitín (Bob Quinn, 1978) 8/10 (Ireland)
36. Milwr Bychan/Boy Soldier (Karl Francis 1987) 8/10 (United Kingdom (Wales))
37. Ourselves Alone? (Donald Taylor Black, 1995) 7/10 (Ireland/United Kingdom)
38. Urban Ghost Story (Geneviève Jolliffe, 1998) 6/10 (United Kingdom (Scotland))
39. Unrelated (Joanna Hogg, 2007) 8/10
40. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (J Blakeson, 2009) 6/10 (United Kingdom (Isle of Man))

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That's it for me; thanks again for hosting, Lonewolf!

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1. The Poorhouse Revisited (Frank Stapleton & Michael Higgins, 1995/2011) 7.5/10 (Ireland)
2. Temenos (Nina Danino, 1998) 8/10 (United Kingdom (England))
3. Animal Kingdom (Dean Kavanagh, 2017) 7.5/10 (Ireland)
4. Phantom Islands (Rouzbeh Rashidi , 2018) 8/10 (Ireland)
5. The Whalebone Box (Andrew Kotting, 2019) 7.5/10 (United Kingdom (Scotland))
6. Autumnal Sleeps (Michael Higgins, 2019) 8/10 (Ireland)
7. Secret Lives (Edmond T. Gréville, 1937) 8/10
8. Brief Ecstasy (Edmond T. Gréville, 1937) 9.5/10 #MS4
9. To the Public Danger (Terence Fisher, 1948) 7.5/10 #MS12
10. Johnny on the Run (Lewis Gilbert, 1953) 7/10
11. Cosh Boy (Lewis Gilbert, 1953) 7/10
12-14. Lobsters (László Moholy-Nagy & John Mathias, 1935) 7/10 (16 min), Real Time (Anne Rees-Moog, 1974) 7.5/10 (33 min), Living Memory (Anne Rees-Mogg, 1980) 8/10 (39 min), Transmogrification (Anne Rees-Mogg, 1980) 7.5/10 (9 min), That Has Been (Nicky Hamlyn, 1984) 9/10 (38 min), Messages (Guy Sherwin, 1984) 9/10 (35 min), Qâf (Jamil Dehlavi, 1985) 8/10 (27 min), A Cold Draft (Lis Rhodes, 1988) 8/10 (29 min), The Mulch Spider's Dream (Karel Doing, 2018) 7/10 (14 min) (Total: 240 min)
15. Adventure in the Hopfields (John Guillermin, 1954) 8/10
16. Thunderstorm (John Guillermin, 1956) 7.5/10
17. The Salvage Gang (John Krish, 1958) 7/10
18. Please Turn Over (Gerald Thomas, 1959) 7.5/10
19. West 11 (Michael Winner, 1963) 8/10
20. Just Like a Woman (Robert Fuest, 1967) 7.5/10
21. A British Picture (Ken Russell, 1989) 8/10
22. I Dreamt I Woke Up (John Boorman, 1991) 7.5/10 (Ireland)
23. Is That All There Is? (Lindsay Anderson, 1992) 8/10
24. The Falconer (Christopher Petit & Iain Sinclair, 1998) 7.5/10
25. Sacred Hearts (Barbara Rennie, 1984) 8/10
26. Welcome II the Terrordome (Ngozi Onwurah, 1995) 8.5/10
27. The Other Lamb (Malgorzata Szumowska, 2019) 6/10 (Ireland)
28-32. Lock Your Door (Anthony Gilkison, 1949) 6/10 (15 min), The Reformation of St Jules (Anthony Gilkison, 1949) 6/10 (14 min), The Tell-Tale Heart (J.B. Williams, 1953) 7/10 (21 min), Death Was a Passenger (Theodore Zichy, 1958) 7/10 (18 min), Portrait of a Matador (Theodore Zichy, 1958) 7/10 (24 min), Incident (Norman J. Warren, 1959/2007) 7/10 (15 min), The Pit (Edward Abraham, 1962) 8.5/10 (26 min), Vampire (George Harrison Marks, 1963) 6/10 (7 min), Fragment (Norman J. Warren, 1965) 7.5/10 (10 min) (RV), Twenty-Nine (Brian Cummins, 1969) 7.5/10 (26 min), The Sex Victims (Derek Robbins, 1973) 5/10 (37 min), The Girl Chewing Gum (John Smith, 1976) 7.5/10 (12 min), Stepping Out (Saxon Logan, 1977) 7/10 (10 min), The Lake (Lindsey C. Vickers, 1978) 9/10 (33 min), Working Surface: A Short Study (with Actors) in the 'Ways' of a Bourgeois Writer (Saxon Logan, 1979) 8/10 (13 min), The Errand (Nigel Finch, 1980) 8/10 (29 min), The Pledge (Digby Rumsey, 1981) 8/10 (22 min), V. (Richard Eyre, 1987) 7/10 (38 min), And Still I Rise (Ngozi Onwurah, 1993) 8/10 (31 min) (Total: 401 min)
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