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#161

Post by Cippenham » August 13th, 2019, 7:33 pm

Hi guys, not taking part but I have seen many. The reviews here are good and very good in some cases. Instead of just listing a brief review at least of each film can be useful to others.

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Post by jeroeno » August 14th, 2019, 4:09 am

14. The Spirit of '45 (Ken Loach, 2013)
15. The Sheltering Sky (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1990)
16. The White Bus (Lindsay Anderson, 1967)

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Post by ororama » August 14th, 2019, 4:14 am

7. Alfie (1966) * 114 min.

Depressing but insightful regarding a common male attitude. I found it disturbing that he kept referring to women as "it," then realized why I had been thinking serial killer-The Silence of the Lambs.

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1. You're Human Like the Rest of Them (1967, B.S. Johnson) * 17 min.
Up Yours Too Guillaume Apollinaire! (1968, B.S. Johnson) * 2 min.
Paradigm (1970, B.S. Johnson)  * 9 min.
The Flying Man (1962, George Dunning) * 2 min.
The Apple (1963, George Dunning) * 6 min.
The Obedient Flame (1939, Norman McLaren) * 10 min.
Moon Rock (1970, George Dunning) * 10 min.
My Name Is Yu Ming (2003, Daniel O'Hara) * 13 min.
2. Jack the Ripper (1959, Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman) * 81 min.
3. From Darkness: Episode #1.1 (2015) * 57 min.
4. From Darkness: Episode #1.2 (2015) * 59 min.
5. From Darkness: Episode #1.3 (2015) * 58 min.
6. From Darkness: Episode #1.4 (2015) * 59 min.

*First time viewing.

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#164

Post by Coryn » August 14th, 2019, 6:15 am

12. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
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Post by albajos » August 14th, 2019, 6:45 am

yesterday
52. Cash on Demand (1961) Quentin Lawrence, UK 86 checks [double]
Hammer
53. Two for the Road (1967) Stanley Donen, UK 3 official lists 1 404 checks [double]
54. William & Kate (2011) Mark Rosman, UK 215 checks [triple]
Well, this makes me feel dirty. Completely unofficial. Just as bad as the paparazzis that they try to attack in the movie.
55. The Elusive Pimpernel (1950) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, UK 1 official list 84 checks [triple]
The Scarlet Pimpernel is one of my favorite stories of all time, but this one get cluttered.
56. Lady Macbeth (2016) William Oldroyd, UK 2 official lists 924 checks [double]

Wibbly wobbly, timey wimeyShow
01. Carry on Cruising (1962) Gerald Thomas, UK 170 checks [triple]
02. Carry on Cabby (1963) Gerald Thomas, UK 153 checks [triple]
03. Carry On Jack (1964) Gerald Thomas, UK 138 checks [triple]
04. Supervized (2019) Steve Barron, Ireland | UK 2 checks [double]
05. Follow That Camel (1967) Gerald Thomas, UK 136 checks [triple]
06. Carry on Loving (1970) Gerald Thomas, UK 131 checks [triple]
07. Carry on Henry (1971) Gerald Thomas, UK 171 checks [triple]
08. Carry on Girls (1973) Gerald Thomas, UK 147 checks [triple]
09. Sing As We Go! (1934) Basil Dean, UK 3 official lists 50 checks [double]
10. 9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom, UK 2 official lists 1 502 checks [double]
11. Code 46 (2003) Michael Winterbottom, UK 855 checks [double]
12. Gentlemen's Relish (2001) Douglas Mackinnon, UK 6 checks [triple]
13. The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979) Roger Graef, UK 20 checks [double]
14 (s1a) Dream Date (2013) Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr-De Benedetti, UK 1 check 3 min. (3) [double]
14 (s1b) Hold on Tight (2011) Anna Rodgers, Ireland 1 check 13 min. (16) [rewatch] [triple]
14 (s1c) James Dean (2010) Lucy Elliott, UK 1 check 7 min. (23) [double]
14 (s1d) The Seance (2012) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 10 min. (33) [double]
14 (s1e) Superstition (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 20 min. (53) [double]
14 (s1f) Dead Positive (2015) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 30 min. (23) [double]
15. Beautiful Thing (1996) Hettie Macdonald, UK 1 official list 691 checks [double]
16. Boy A (2007) John Crowley, UK 1 official list 3 879 checks
17. Shanghai Surprise (1986) Jim Goddard, UK 171 checks [triple]
18. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Gordon Flemyng, UK 178 checks [double]
19. Yellowbeard (1983) Mel Damski, UK | Mexico 236 checks [double]
20. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) Robert B. Weide, UK 4 571 checks [double]
21. Cyberbully (2015) Ben Chanan, UK 182 checks [double]
22. Man Up (2015) Ben Palmer, UK 1 413 checks [double]
23. I Really Hate My Job (2007) Oliver Parker, UK 29 checks [double]
24 (s2a) Non-Compliance (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 13 min. (36) [double]
24 (s2b) My Beautiful Egypt (2014) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 9 min. (45) [double]
24 (s2c) Red Nose Day Actually (2017) Richard Curtis & Mat Whitecross, UK 72 checks 15 min. (0) [triple]
25. The Alphabet Murders (1965) Frank Tashlin, UK 76 checks [double]
26. Bernard and the Genie (1991) Paul Weiland, UK 42 checks [double]
27. The Worst Witch (1986) Robert Young, UK 119 checks [double]
28. Adult Life Skills (2016) Rachel Tunnard, UK 94 checks [double]
29. Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) David Kerr, UK | France | USA | China 754 checks
30. A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Roger Spottiswoode, UK 510 checks
31. Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014) Nick Moore, UK 9 checks [double]
32. The Tall Guy (1989) Mel Smith, UK 188 checks [triple]
33. Friends (1971) Lewis Gilbert, UK 23 checks [triple]
34. Yesterday (2019) Danny Boyle, UK | Russia | China 482 checks [double]
35. The Stud (1978) Quentin Masters, UK 40 checks [triple]
36. The Bitch (1979) Gerry O'Hara, UK 41 checks [triple]
37-39. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1990) Beeban Kidron, UK 56 checks (2 checks on every episode) [triple]
40. Up the Chastity Belt (1972) Bob Kellett, UK 11 checks [double]
41. Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974) Val Guest, UK 56 checks [triple]
42. Confessions of a Pop Performer (1975) Norman Cohen, UK 28 checks [double]
43. Confessions from a Holiday Camp (1977) Norman Cohen, UK 27 checks [double]
44. Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978) Stanley A. Long, UK 18 checks [double]
45. Adventures of a Private Eye (1977) Stanley A. Long, UK 18 checks [double]
46. Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman (1973) Wolf Rilla, UK 2 checks [double]
47. The Four Feathers (1939) Zoltan Korda, UK 2 official lists 741 checks
48. About a Boy (2002) Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz, UK | USA | France | Germany 1 official list 19 709 checks [double]
49. Elephant Juice (1999) Sam Miller, UK 11 checks [triple]
50. Deep End (1970) Jerzy Skolimowski, UK | West Germany 6 official lists 1 193 checks [double]
51. Bless This House (1972) Gerald Thomas, UK 18 checks [triple]

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(s3a) One Red Nose Day and a Wedding (2019)[/b] Mike Newell, UK 8 checks 14 min. (14)[triple]

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Post by cinephage » August 14th, 2019, 7:13 am

04. Sunday, bloody Sunday, by John Schlesinger (1971) 8,5/10

Very well directed, modern themes and wonderful actors.
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01. Brighton Rock, by John Boulting (1948) 8,5/10
02. Age of Consent, by Michael Powell (1969) 7/10
03. Once, by John Carney (2007) 7/10

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Post by AB537 » August 14th, 2019, 12:44 pm

16. The Party (Sally Potter, 2017) 7/10

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Post by sol » August 14th, 2019, 1:35 pm

UK/EireShow
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)
9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)
10. About Time (2013, Richard Curtis)
11. Rubin and Ed (1991, Trent Harris)
12. Free Fire (2016, Ben Wheatley)
13. Grabbers (2012, Jon Wright)
14. Grimsby (2016, Louis Leterrier)
15. Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000, Ed Bye)
16. The Parole Officer (2001, John Duigan)

17. Monte Carlo or Bust! (1969)

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This follow-up to Those Magnificent Men has much of the same cast and crew but new characters and a new race (this time by car). While easy to watch alone and apart from the original, this is not particularly great stuff. The film improves on its predecessor by getting to the race quicker and giving the hilarious Terry-Thomas a bigger role. Very few other characters are very interesting or appealing though and the sped-up footage is grating.
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Post by Lonewolf2003 » August 14th, 2019, 2:23 pm

4. Jabberwocky (1977, Terry Gilliam): 6.0 - Terry Gilliam first non-Python movie was a disappointment. It's not funny enough for a comedy, but also doesn't work as a pure medieval adventure fantasy movie.
5. Mona Lisa (1986, Neil Jordan): 7.2 - Decent character movie disguised as a gangster movie with the always great Bob Hoskins in the lead.
6. Cul-de-sac (1966, Roman Polanski): 8.0 - In contrast to Jabberwocky this does work on multiple level simultaneous; it has enough suspense to work as thriller, but at the same time the eccentricity of it make it also work as a black comedy, while the surreal mis-en-scene and the setting also give it some elements of a gothic horror.
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1. Stormy Monday (1988, Mike Figgis): 6.0
2. Pulp (1972, Mike Hodges): 6.5
3. Two for the Road (1967, Stanley Donen): 7.2

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Post by blocho » August 14th, 2019, 3:50 pm

16. The Dead (John Huston, 1987)
If you're the sort of person who likes going to formal dinner parties filled with strangers, where the conversation revolves around sentimentality, opera, and paeans to hospitality, then this is the movie for you. To be fair, the final 15 minutes of this movie, which shows the aftermath of the dinner party, is far more interesting and touching than what precedes it. I haven't read the Joyce story that was the source material, but I can imagine that it could be wonderful.

17. The Great White Silence (Herbert Ponting, 1924)
Well, there are definitely some deficits in this movie when it comes to filmmaking ...
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- For one, it's very, very heavy on intertitles. My guess is that more than half of the runtime is intertitles. As such, it feels a lot more like a travelogue than a coherent movie.
- There's a 25-minute gull/penguin section in the middle. And while we all love penguins, it runs on a bit long.
- Also, Ponting did not accompany the actual journey to the pole, so the final 30 minutes or so is mostly excerpts from Scott's diary and previously filmed scenes of men pushing a sled or sleeping in a tent.
- And then there's the whole scene with the black cat, which is certainly not amusing now and even in the 1920s wasn't amusing for a lot of people.

On the other hand ...
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There are some startlingly beautiful images. I suppose many of us have seen modern images of the Antarctic over the years, so the appeal here lies in how the imagery hints at the preternatural, the exotic, the unknown, and the sublime. Someone with a Romantic temperament can't help but see these images as an expression of Romanticism. As I watched, I tried to imagine the mentality of one of these explorers. The Antarctic is just as remote and dangerous now as it was then, but in the 1910s, it was sometimes literally off the map. The men of the Scott expedition saw places no one had ever seen, and this voyage into the unknown implies all the fascination and fear that accompany a trip to new realms. When I watched the pod of killer whales, I suddenly felt the mystery of the sea, a repose of giant and strange monsters. The irony is that the Scott expedition was partially a scientific expedition, and to record the expedition Ponting is using a camera, one of the great tools of knowledge. Even as the voyage engages with romanticism and the unknown, it clarifies the mysterious and eliminates the unknown. It carries the mark of knowledge and reason.

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Post by sol » August 14th, 2019, 4:06 pm

UK/EireShow
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)
9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)
10. About Time (2013, Richard Curtis)
11. Rubin and Ed (1991, Trent Harris)
12. Free Fire (2016, Ben Wheatley)
13. Grabbers (2012, Jon Wright)
14. Grimsby (2016, Louis Leterrier)
15. Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000, Ed Bye)
16. The Parole Officer (2001, John Duigan)
17. Monte Carlo or Bust! (1969)

18. The Leather Boys (1964)

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It is obvious that the teen marriage here will be a bumpy learning curve, but the film is boosted by a subplot involving the husband's best friend who becomes closer to him as his marriage crumbles. A closeted homosexual, the film casts ambiguity over whether the husband is aware that his friend is gay, willfully ignorant or naive. The husband is more sympathetic than the wife, but he has so much going on that it is hard to resent the imbalance.
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Post by Traveller » August 14th, 2019, 5:59 pm

26. Brighton Rock (1948, John Boulting) - 6/10
27. Yellow Submarine (1968, George Dunning) - 7/10
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Post by albajos » August 14th, 2019, 7:26 pm

57. Eskimo Nell (1975) Martin Campbell, UK 14 checks [double]
A producer gets funding from 4 different people and runs away with the money. His assistents have to make 4 versions of the same movie to please everyone.
58. Shadowlands (1993) Richard Attenborough, UK 1 official list 870 checks [double]
59. The Grass Is Greener (1960) Stanley Donen, UK 1 official list 341 checks [triple]
60. Onegin (1999) Martha Fiennes, UK | USA 1 official list 309 checks [triple]
61. A Touch of Class (1973) Melvin Frank, UK 1 official list 320 checks [triple]
62. Bel Ami (2012) Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod, UK | Italy 744 checks [double]
63. When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970) Val Guest, UK 110 checks [triple]
Hammer

Wibbly wobbly, timey wimeyShow
01. Carry on Cruising (1962) Gerald Thomas, UK 170 checks [triple]
02. Carry on Cabby (1963) Gerald Thomas, UK 153 checks [triple]
03. Carry On Jack (1964) Gerald Thomas, UK 138 checks [triple]
04. Supervized (2019) Steve Barron, Ireland | UK 2 checks [double]
05. Follow That Camel (1967) Gerald Thomas, UK 136 checks [triple]
06. Carry on Loving (1970) Gerald Thomas, UK 131 checks [triple]
07. Carry on Henry (1971) Gerald Thomas, UK 171 checks [triple]
08. Carry on Girls (1973) Gerald Thomas, UK 147 checks [triple]
09. Sing As We Go! (1934) Basil Dean, UK 3 official lists 50 checks [double]
10. 9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom, UK 2 official lists 1 502 checks [double]
11. Code 46 (2003) Michael Winterbottom, UK 855 checks [double]
12. Gentlemen's Relish (2001) Douglas Mackinnon, UK 6 checks [triple]
13. The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979) Roger Graef, UK 20 checks [double]
14 (s1a) Dream Date (2013) Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr-De Benedetti, UK 1 check 3 min. (3) [double]
14 (s1b) Hold on Tight (2011) Anna Rodgers, Ireland 1 check 13 min. (16) [rewatch] [triple]
14 (s1c) James Dean (2010) Lucy Elliott, UK 1 check 7 min. (23) [double]
14 (s1d) The Seance (2012) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 10 min. (33) [double]
14 (s1e) Superstition (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 20 min. (53) [double]
14 (s1f) Dead Positive (2015) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 30 min. (23) [double]
15. Beautiful Thing (1996) Hettie Macdonald, UK 1 official list 691 checks [double]
16. Boy A (2007) John Crowley, UK 1 official list 3 879 checks
17. Shanghai Surprise (1986) Jim Goddard, UK 171 checks [triple]
18. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Gordon Flemyng, UK 178 checks [double]
19. Yellowbeard (1983) Mel Damski, UK | Mexico 236 checks [double]
20. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) Robert B. Weide, UK 4 571 checks [double]
21. Cyberbully (2015) Ben Chanan, UK 182 checks [double]
22. Man Up (2015) Ben Palmer, UK 1 413 checks [double]
23. I Really Hate My Job (2007) Oliver Parker, UK 29 checks [double]
24 (s2a) Non-Compliance (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 13 min. (36) [double]
24 (s2b) My Beautiful Egypt (2014) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 9 min. (45) [double]
24 (s2c) Red Nose Day Actually (2017) Richard Curtis & Mat Whitecross, UK 72 checks 15 min. (0) [triple]
25. The Alphabet Murders (1965) Frank Tashlin, UK 76 checks [double]
26. Bernard and the Genie (1991) Paul Weiland, UK 42 checks [double]
27. The Worst Witch (1986) Robert Young, UK 119 checks [double]
28. Adult Life Skills (2016) Rachel Tunnard, UK 94 checks [double]
29. Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) David Kerr, UK | France | USA | China 754 checks
30. A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Roger Spottiswoode, UK 510 checks
31. Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014) Nick Moore, UK 9 checks [double]
32. The Tall Guy (1989) Mel Smith, UK 188 checks [triple]
33. Friends (1971) Lewis Gilbert, UK 23 checks [triple]
34. Yesterday (2019) Danny Boyle, UK | Russia | China 482 checks [double]
35. The Stud (1978) Quentin Masters, UK 40 checks [triple]
36. The Bitch (1979) Gerry O'Hara, UK 41 checks [triple]
37-39. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1990) Beeban Kidron, UK 56 checks (2 checks on every episode) [triple]
40. Up the Chastity Belt (1972) Bob Kellett, UK 11 checks [double]
41. Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974) Val Guest, UK 56 checks [triple]
42. Confessions of a Pop Performer (1975) Norman Cohen, UK 28 checks [double]
43. Confessions from a Holiday Camp (1977) Norman Cohen, UK 27 checks [double]
44. Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978) Stanley A. Long, UK 18 checks [double]
45. Adventures of a Private Eye (1977) Stanley A. Long, UK 18 checks [double]
46. Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman (1973) Wolf Rilla, UK 2 checks [double]
47. The Four Feathers (1939) Zoltan Korda, UK 2 official lists 741 checks
48. About a Boy (2002) Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz, UK | USA | France | Germany 1 official list 19 709 checks [double]
49. Elephant Juice (1999) Sam Miller, UK 11 checks [triple]
50. Deep End (1970) Jerzy Skolimowski, UK | West Germany 6 official lists 1 193 checks [double]
51. Bless This House (1972) Gerald Thomas, UK 18 checks [triple]
52. Cash on Demand (1961) Quentin Lawrence, UK 86 checks [double]
53. Two for the Road (1967) Stanley Donen, UK 3 official lists 1 404 checks [double]
54. William & Kate (2011) Mark Rosman, UK 215 checks [triple]
55. The Elusive Pimpernel (1950) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, UK 1 official list 84 checks [triple]
56. Lady Macbeth (2016) William Oldroyd, UK 2 official lists 924 checks [double]

Leftover
(s3a) One Red Nose Day and a Wedding (2019)[/b] Mike Newell, UK 8 checks 14 min. (14)[triple]

!seen 63

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Post by peeptoad » August 14th, 2019, 9:30 pm

15. The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll (1960) 7
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1. Sid & Nancy (1986, Alex Cox) 8*
2. In Bruges (2008, Martin McDonagh) 8
3. The Brides of Dracula (1960, Terence Fisher) 7
4. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966, Terence Fisher) 7
5. Macbeth (2015, Justin Kurzel) 5
6. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963, Don Sharp) 6
7. The Shadow of the Cat (1961, John Gilling) 7
8. The House That Vanished (1973, José Ramón Larraz) 6
9. Withnail and I (1987, Bruce Robinson) 8
10. The Plague of the Zombies (1966, John Gilling) 8*
11. The Imitation Game (2014, Morten Tyldum) 7
12. The Psychopath (1966, Freddie Francis) 6
13. Nothing But the Night (1973) 5
14. The Devils (1971) 7*

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » August 14th, 2019, 10:02 pm

7. Jamaica Inn (1939): 7.5 - Often regarded as one of the lower tier Hitchcock, but I found this last British movie from Hitchcock very enjoyable. With its 19th century setting and oddbal gang of cutthroats it feels more like a swashbuckler than a Hitchcokian thriller. With a delightful overacting Laughton.
8. Paddington (2014): 7.0 - cute and enjoyable
9. North Sea Hijack [Ffolkes] (1979): 7.0 - decent and enjoyable old-school action thriller with Anthony Perkins as the bad guy holding offshore oil rigs ransom and Roger Moore as the eccentric genius there to stop them. And also starring James Mason and Michael Parks.
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1. Stormy Monday (1988, Mike Figgis): 6.0
2. Pulp (1972, Mike Hodges): 6.5
3. Two for the Road (1967, Stanley Donen): 7.2
4. Jabberwocky (1977, Terry Gilliam): 6.0 -
5. Mona Lisa (1986, Neil Jordan): 7.2
6. Cul-de-sac (1966, Roman Polanski): 8.0

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » August 14th, 2019, 10:18 pm

Trouble brewing beneath a calm, jovial exterior in Abrahamson's 'What Richard Did'; Jack Reynor in one of his breakthrough roles as the promising South Dublin rugby player whose fit of rage threatens his mapped-out future; the ambience of well-to-do surrounds is recognisably evoked and the mood and acting take over the screen to compelling effect:

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31. 'The Krays' / 1990, Peter Medak / 8/10 / UK
32. 'Cremation of an Ideology' / 2011, Rouzbeh Rashidi / 6.5 or 7/10 / Ireland | Iran
33. 'What Richard Did' / 2012, Lenny Abrahamson / 8 or 8.5/10 / Ireland
34. 'Na Píobairí Uilleann' / 'The Uilleann Pipers' / 2014, Aláin Mac Gabhann / 7/10 / Ireland | UK
35. 'We Are Moving: Memories of Miss Moriarty' / 2016, Claire Dix / 7/10 / Ireland

''On the 6th of April 1968, an outstanding event in the history of Irish music took place. A gathering was held of all the uilleann pipers in Ireland and Britain at Bettystown in County Meath. This was the first time ever such a gathering of uilleann pipers was held and, indeed, it was the first and greatest gathering of Irish musicians since the great Harpers Festival in Belfast in 1792.''

''I see in this symposium the beginning of a movement that will snowball and lead to a genuine and widespread revival of the Irish bagpipes. I can also foresee that there is an enormous amount of work to be done, in this generation and in generations to come.''

Two quotes in voiceover that open Aláin Mac Gabhann's interesting if talking heads-dominated look at NPU and their fostering of uilleann piping over recent decades.

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Post by AB537 » August 14th, 2019, 10:53 pm

17. The Browning Version (Anthony Asquith, 1951) 8/10 ... This one had regrettably slipped through the cracks for me. Superb acting, including a well deserved Cannes win for Michael Redgrave.

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Post by jdidaco » August 15th, 2019, 1:01 am

(Screenshots from 'Radio On' & 'Robinson in Ruins'),

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45. Dilemma (Peter Maxwell, 1962) 8/10
46. The Hi-Jackers (Jim O'Connolly, 1963) 7/10
47. Smokescreen (Jim O'Connolly, 1964) 8/10
48. Walk a Tightrope (Frank Nesbitt, 1964) 7/10
49. The Comedy Man (Alvin Rakoff, 1964) 8/10
50. Taste of Excitement (Don Sharp, 1969) 6/10
51. The Walking Stick (Eric Till, 1970) 8/10
52. The Breaking of Bumbo (Andrew Sinclair, 1970) 7.5/10
53. Dark Places (Don Sharp, 1974) 7.5/10
54. The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (Joseph McGrath, 1977) 7/10
55. Radio On (Christopher Petit, 1979) 9/10
56. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Christopher Petit, 1982) 8.5/10
57. The Fantasist (Robin Hardy, 1986) 7.5/10
58. The Magic Toyshop (David Wheatley, 1987) 8/10
59. Robinson in Space (Patrick Keiller, 1997) 9/10
60. Robinson in Ruins (Patrick Keiller, 2010) 9/10

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1. Expresso Bongo (Val Guest, 1959) 7.5/10
2. Jigsaw (Val Guest, 1962) 8/10
3. Nothing But the Best (Clive Donner, 1964) 9/10
4. The Diary of a Nobody: The Domestic Jottings of a City Clerk (Ken Russell, 1964) 8.5/10
5. Always on Sunday (Ken Russell, 1965) 8/10
6. Diamonds for Breakfast (Christopher Morahan, 1968) 7/10
7. All Neat in Black Stockings (Christopher Morahan, 1969) 8/10
8. The Virgin Soldiers (John Dexter, 1969) 9/10
9. The Virgin and the Gypsy (Christopher Miles, 1970) 8/10
10. I Want What I Want (John Dexter, 1972) 7/10
11. Autobiography of a Princess (James Ivory, 1975) 8/10
12. Priest of Love (Christopher Miles, 1981) 7.5/10
13. The Orchard End Murder (Christian Marnham, 1981) 7.5/10
14. It Couldn't Happen Here (Jack Bond, 1987) 7/10
15. This Filthy Earth (Andrew Kotting, 2001) 8/10
16. Ivan and the Dogs (Andrew Kotting, 2017) 8/10
17. Payroll (Sidney Hayers, 1961) 8.5/10
18. Private Potter (Casper Wrede, 1962) 8/10
19. The Barber of Stamford Hill (Casper Wrede, 1963) 9/10
20. This Is My Street (Sidney Hayers, 1964) 8/10
21. Ferry Cross the Mersey (Jeremy Summers, 1964) 7/10
22. Stranger in the House (Pierre Rouve, 1967) 7/10
23. Age of Consent (Michael Powell, 1969) 7/10
24. Roll on Four O’Clock (Roy Battersby, 1970) 9.5/10
25. Girl Stroke Boy (Bob Kellett, 1971) 8/10
26. One Brief Summer (John Mackenzie, 1971) 7/10
27. Full Circle (Richard Loncraine, 1977) 7.5/10
28. Red Shift (John Mackenzie, 1978) 8.5/10
29. Brimstone & Treacle (Richard Loncraine, 1982) 8/10
30. Greta (Neil Jordan, 2018) 8/10
31. Saturday Night Out (Robert Hartford-Davis, 1964) 8/10
32. Red, White and Zero (Peter Brook & Lindsay Anderson & Tony Richardson, 1967) 8.5/10
33. Baby Love (Alastair Reid, 1969) 8/10
34. The Smashing Bird I Used to Know (Robert Hartford-Davis, 1969) 6/10
35. Eyewitness (John Hough, 1970) 7/10
36. Something to Hide (Alastair Reid, 1972) 7.5/10
37. Romance with a Double Bass (Robert Young, 1975) 8.5/10
38. The Black Panther (Ian Merrick, 1977) 9/10
39. One of Ourselves (Pat O'Connor, 1983) 8/10
40. A Month in the Country (Pat O'Connor, 1987) 7.5/10
41. American Gothic (John Hough, 1987) 7/10
42. Brainscan (John Flynn, 1994) 5.5/10
43. Revengers Tragedy (Alex Cox, 2002) 8.5/10
44. Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd, 2016) 7/10

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Post by jeroeno » August 15th, 2019, 4:36 am

17. Carrington (Christopher Hampton, 1995)
18. The Leather Boys (Sidney J. Furie, 1964)
19a. Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Cycling Tour (Ian MacNaughton, 1972) (32 min)
19b. Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Nude Man (Ian MacNaughton, 1972) (31 min)
19c. Monty Python's Flying Circus: E. Henry Thripshaw's Disease (Ian MacNaughton, 1972) (28 min)
19d. Monty Python's Flying Circus: Dennis Moore (Ian MacNaughton, 1973) (32 min)
20. Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky Ep. 1 (Simon Curtis, 2005)
21. Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky Ep. 2 (Simon Curtis, 2005)
22. Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky Ep. 3 (Simon Curtis, 2005)

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Post by ororama » August 15th, 2019, 4:49 am

8. Get Carter (1971) 112 min.

SpoilerShow
1. You're Human Like the Rest of Them (1967, B.S. Johnson) * 17 min.
Up Yours Too Guillaume Apollinaire! (1968, B.S. Johnson) * 2 min.
Paradigm (1970, B.S. Johnson)  * 9 min.
The Flying Man (1962, George Dunning) * 2 min.
The Apple (1963, George Dunning) * 6 min.
The Obedient Flame (1939, Norman McLaren) * 10 min.
Moon Rock (1970, George Dunning) * 10 min.
My Name Is Yu Ming (2003, Daniel O'Hara) * 13 min.
2. Jack the Ripper (1959, Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman) * 81 min.
3. From Darkness: Episode #1.1 (2015) * 57 min.
4. From Darkness: Episode #1.2 (2015) * 59 min.
5. From Darkness: Episode #1.3 (2015) * 58 min.
6. From Darkness: Episode #1.4 (2015) * 59 min.
7. Alfie (1966) * 114 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by peeptoad » August 15th, 2019, 9:36 am

16. Trainspotting (1996) 10*
oi!Show
*rewatch
1. Sid & Nancy (1986, Alex Cox) 8*
2. In Bruges (2008, Martin McDonagh) 8
3. The Brides of Dracula (1960, Terence Fisher) 7
4. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966, Terence Fisher) 7
5. Macbeth (2015, Justin Kurzel) 5
6. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963, Don Sharp) 6
7. The Shadow of the Cat (1961, John Gilling) 7
8. The House That Vanished (1973, José Ramón Larraz) 6
9. Withnail and I (1987, Bruce Robinson) 8
10. The Plague of the Zombies (1966, John Gilling) 8*
11. The Imitation Game (2014, Morten Tyldum) 7
12. The Psychopath (1966, Freddie Francis) 6
13. Nothing But the Night (1973) 5
14. The Devils (1971) 7*
15. The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll (1960) 7

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Post by sebby » August 15th, 2019, 9:58 am

08 bridget jones's diary 2001
09 about time 2013

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01-05 chernobyl 2019 7/10
06 sense and sensibility 1995 6.5/10
07 hard labour 1973 4/10
08 bridget jones's diary 2001
09 about time 2013

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Post by nimimerkillinen » August 15th, 2019, 5:42 pm

1. Privilege (1967) 213 - liked it, some of it was on the nose and could have been a lot better tho. dystopian satire comedy

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Post by Traveller » August 15th, 2019, 6:06 pm

28. Ratcatcher (1999, Lynne Ramsay) - 7/10
29. Morvern Callar (2002, Lynne Ramsay) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by albajos » August 15th, 2019, 7:44 pm

64. Darling (1965) John Schlesinger, UK 7 official lists 887 checks [double]
65. Break My Fall (2011) Kanchi Wichmann, UK 11 checks [triple]
66. Melody (1971) Waris Hussein, UK 70 checks [triple]
67. Genevieve (1953) Henry Cornelius, UK 3 official lists 400 checks

Wibbly wobbly, timey wimeyShow
01. Carry on Cruising (1962) Gerald Thomas, UK 170 checks [triple]
02. Carry on Cabby (1963) Gerald Thomas, UK 153 checks [triple]
03. Carry On Jack (1964) Gerald Thomas, UK 138 checks [triple]
04. Supervized (2019) Steve Barron, Ireland | UK 2 checks [double]
05. Follow That Camel (1967) Gerald Thomas, UK 136 checks [triple]
06. Carry on Loving (1970) Gerald Thomas, UK 131 checks [triple]
07. Carry on Henry (1971) Gerald Thomas, UK 171 checks [triple]
08. Carry on Girls (1973) Gerald Thomas, UK 147 checks [triple]
09. Sing As We Go! (1934) Basil Dean, UK 3 official lists 50 checks [double]
10. 9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom, UK 2 official lists 1 502 checks [double]
11. Code 46 (2003) Michael Winterbottom, UK 855 checks [double]
12. Gentlemen's Relish (2001) Douglas Mackinnon, UK 6 checks [triple]
13. The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979) Roger Graef, UK 20 checks [double]
14 (s1a) Dream Date (2013) Andromeda Godfrey & Diana Juhr-De Benedetti, UK 1 check 3 min. (3) [double]
14 (s1b) Hold on Tight (2011) Anna Rodgers, Ireland 1 check 13 min. (16) [rewatch] [triple]
14 (s1c) James Dean (2010) Lucy Elliott, UK 1 check 7 min. (23) [double]
14 (s1d) The Seance (2012) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 10 min. (33) [double]
14 (s1e) Superstition (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 20 min. (53) [double]
14 (s1f) Dead Positive (2015) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 30 min. (23) [double]
15. Beautiful Thing (1996) Hettie Macdonald, UK 1 official list 691 checks [double]
16. Boy A (2007) John Crowley, UK 1 official list 3 879 checks
17. Shanghai Surprise (1986) Jim Goddard, UK 171 checks [triple]
18. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966) Gordon Flemyng, UK 178 checks [double]
19. Yellowbeard (1983) Mel Damski, UK | Mexico 236 checks [double]
20. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) Robert B. Weide, UK 4 571 checks [double]
21. Cyberbully (2015) Ben Chanan, UK 182 checks [double]
22. Man Up (2015) Ben Palmer, UK 1 413 checks [double]
23. I Really Hate My Job (2007) Oliver Parker, UK 29 checks [double]
24 (s2a) Non-Compliance (2013) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 13 min. (36) [double]
24 (s2b) My Beautiful Egypt (2014) Maurice Smith, UK 1 check 9 min. (45) [double]
24 (s2c) Red Nose Day Actually (2017) Richard Curtis & Mat Whitecross, UK 72 checks 15 min. (0) [triple]
25. The Alphabet Murders (1965) Frank Tashlin, UK 76 checks [double]
26. Bernard and the Genie (1991) Paul Weiland, UK 42 checks [double]
27. The Worst Witch (1986) Robert Young, UK 119 checks [double]
28. Adult Life Skills (2016) Rachel Tunnard, UK 94 checks [double]
29. Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) David Kerr, UK | France | USA | China 754 checks
30. A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) Roger Spottiswoode, UK 510 checks
31. Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (2014) Nick Moore, UK 9 checks [double]
32. The Tall Guy (1989) Mel Smith, UK 188 checks [triple]
33. Friends (1971) Lewis Gilbert, UK 23 checks [triple]
34. Yesterday (2019) Danny Boyle, UK | Russia | China 482 checks [double]
35. The Stud (1978) Quentin Masters, UK 40 checks [triple]
36. The Bitch (1979) Gerry O'Hara, UK 41 checks [triple]
37-39. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1990) Beeban Kidron, UK 56 checks (2 checks on every episode) [triple]
40. Up the Chastity Belt (1972) Bob Kellett, UK 11 checks [double]
41. Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974) Val Guest, UK 56 checks [triple]
42. Confessions of a Pop Performer (1975) Norman Cohen, UK 28 checks [double]
43. Confessions from a Holiday Camp (1977) Norman Cohen, UK 27 checks [double]
44. Adventures of a Plumber's Mate (1978) Stanley A. Long, UK 18 checks [double]
45. Adventures of a Private Eye (1977) Stanley A. Long, UK 18 checks [double]
46. Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman (1973) Wolf Rilla, UK 2 checks [double]
47. The Four Feathers (1939) Zoltan Korda, UK 2 official lists 741 checks
48. About a Boy (2002) Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz, UK | USA | France | Germany 1 official list 19 709 checks [double]
49. Elephant Juice (1999) Sam Miller, UK 11 checks [triple]
50. Deep End (1970) Jerzy Skolimowski, UK | West Germany 6 official lists 1 193 checks [double]
51. Bless This House (1972) Gerald Thomas, UK 18 checks [triple]
52. Cash on Demand (1961) Quentin Lawrence, UK 86 checks [double]
53. Two for the Road (1967) Stanley Donen, UK 3 official lists 1 404 checks [double]
54. William & Kate (2011) Mark Rosman, UK 215 checks [triple]
55. The Elusive Pimpernel (1950) Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, UK 1 official list 84 checks [triple]
56. Lady Macbeth (2016) William Oldroyd, UK 2 official lists 924 checks [double]
57. Eskimo Nell (1975) Martin Campbell, UK 14 checks [double]
58. Shadowlands (1993) Richard Attenborough, UK 1 official list 870 checks [double]
59. The Grass Is Greener (1960) Stanley Donen, UK 1 official list 341 checks [triple]
60. Onegin (1999) Martha Fiennes, UK | USA 1 official list 309 checks [triple]
61. A Touch of Class (1973) Melvin Frank, UK 1 official list 320 checks [triple]
62. Bel Ami (2012) Declan Donnellan & Nick Ormerod, UK | Italy 744 checks [double]
63. When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970) Val Guest, UK 110 checks [triple]

Leftover
(s3a) One Red Nose Day and a Wedding (2019)[/b] Mike Newell, UK 8 checks 14 min. (14)[triple]

!seen 67

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#186

Post by Coryn » August 15th, 2019, 8:43 pm

13. Repulsion (1965)
I saved Latin, what did you ever do ?

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Post by 3eyes » August 16th, 2019, 2:34 am

12. The Treasure Seekers (UK 96, Juliet May) - double
The book (by E. Nesbitt) was a childhood favorite; we used to read it aloud every summer at my grandfather's summer cottage. I was wary of watching the movie because it centers on the father, who is rarely seen in the book. But, having seen it, I can see why they took the liberties they did - it's much less filmable then some of Nesbitt's other books. And it does capture the spirit well enough.
One of the book's delightsShow
is the narrative voice: "One of us is telling the story, but I won't say who. Perhaps you may guess, but I bet you don't." .... "Now if Oswald had been in a book, he would have put his arm around his little sister and mingled his tears with hers; as it was, he told her to dry up and stop snivelling."
für Ehren, boys, go brawl!Show
1. Operation Oman (UK 14, Tristan Ofield) - double
2-5. The way we live now (UK 01, mini, 4 eps, David Yates) - triple
6. Dead along the way (Ire 16, Maurice O’Connell) - double
7. Nell Gwyn (UK 26, Herbert Wilcox - triple
8. The happy prince (UK etc. 18, Rupert Everett) - double
9. Castle in the air (UK 52, Henry Cass) - double
10. A room with a view (UK 86, James Ivory) - double [rewatch]
11. Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I's Battle for God's Music (UK 17) - double
12. The Treasure Seekers (UK 96, Juliet May) - double
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by Traveller » August 16th, 2019, 4:18 am

30. Passport to Pimlico (1949, Henry Cornelius) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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#189

Post by jeroeno » August 16th, 2019, 4:26 am

23. Catch Us If You Can (John Boorman, 1965)

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Post by peeptoad » August 16th, 2019, 9:31 am

17. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) 6
oi!Show
*rewatch
1. Sid & Nancy (1986, Alex Cox) 8*
2. In Bruges (2008, Martin McDonagh) 8
3. The Brides of Dracula (1960, Terence Fisher) 7
4. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966, Terence Fisher) 7
5. Macbeth (2015, Justin Kurzel) 5
6. The Kiss of the Vampire (1963, Don Sharp) 6
7. The Shadow of the Cat (1961, John Gilling) 7
8. The House That Vanished (1973, José Ramón Larraz) 6
9. Withnail and I (1987, Bruce Robinson) 8
10. The Plague of the Zombies (1966, John Gilling) 8*
11. The Imitation Game (2014, Morten Tyldum) 7
12. The Psychopath (1966, Freddie Francis) 6
13. Nothing But the Night (1973) 5
14. The Devils (1971) 7*
15. The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll (1960) 7
16. Trainspotting (1996) 10*

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Post by vortexsurfer » August 16th, 2019, 10:11 am

8. The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (Alfred Zeisler, 1936)
9. Derry Girls: Episode 4 (Lisa McGee, 2018) (23 min), Derry Girls: Episode 5 (Lisa McGee, 2018) (23 min), Derry Girls: Episode 6 (Lisa McGee, 2018) (24 min), Mum: Monday (Stefan Golaszewski, 2019) (28 min), Flowers: Season 2, Episode 1 (Will Sharpe, 2018) (25 min)

SpoilerShow
1. Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies, 1988)
2. My Beautiful Broken Brain (Sophie Robinson, Lotje Sodderland, 2014)
3. Flowers: Episode 1 (Will Sharpe, 2016) (23 min), Flowers: Episode 2 (Will Sharpe, 2016) (23 min), Flowers: Episode 3 (Will Sharpe, 2016) (25 min), Flowers: Episode 4 (Will Sharpe, 2016) (24 min), Flowers: Episode 5 (Will Sharpe, 2016) (26 min)
4. Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back) (Tom Edmunds, 2018)
5. Flowers: Episode 6 (Will Sharpe, 2016) (28 min), Half Hour Story: Shelter (Alan Clarke, 1967) (27 min), Derry Girls: Episode 1 (Lisa McGee, 2018) (23 min), Derry Girls: Episode 2 (Lisa McGee, 2018) (23 min), Derry Girls: Episode 3 (Lisa McGee, 2018) (24 min)
6. The Secret of Roan Inish (John Sayles, 1994)
7. With or Without You (Michael Winterbottom, 1999)
8. The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (Alfred Zeisler, 1936)
9. Derry Girls: Episode 4 (Lisa McGee, 2018) (23 min), Derry Girls: Episode 5 (Lisa McGee, 2018) (23 min), Derry Girls: Episode 6 (Lisa McGee, 2018) (24 min), Mum: Monday (Stefan Golaszewski, 2019) (28 min), Flowers: Season 2, Episode 1 (Will Sharpe, 2018) (25 min)

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Post by sol » August 16th, 2019, 10:57 am

UK/EireShow
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)
9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)
10. About Time (2013, Richard Curtis)
11. Rubin and Ed (1991, Trent Harris)
12. Free Fire (2016, Ben Wheatley)
13. Grabbers (2012, Jon Wright)
14. Grimsby (2016, Louis Leterrier)
15. Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000, Ed Bye)
16. The Parole Officer (2001, John Duigan)
17. Monte Carlo or Bust! (1969)
18. The Leather Boys (1964)

19. Carry on Sergeant (1958) REVISION

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If not a patch on the best of the British comedy series, this pioneer Carry On film makes for decent viewing when considered on its own. There are some particularly funny moments involving a newlywed recruit who constantly has trouble explaining his situation to others. The camerawork is quite innovative too with a remarkable pullback along a countertop (twice). The plot is very fragmented and episodic, but this is okay fun while it lasts.
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Post by ororama » August 16th, 2019, 11:24 am

9. The Quare Fellow (1962) * 90 min.

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1. You're Human Like the Rest of Them (1967, B.S. Johnson) * 17 min.
Up Yours Too Guillaume Apollinaire! (1968, B.S. Johnson) * 2 min.
Paradigm (1970, B.S. Johnson)  * 9 min.
The Flying Man (1962, George Dunning) * 2 min.
The Apple (1963, George Dunning) * 6 min.
The Obedient Flame (1939, Norman McLaren) * 10 min.
Moon Rock (1970, George Dunning) * 10 min.
My Name Is Yu Ming (2003, Daniel O'Hara) * 13 min.
2. Jack the Ripper (1959, Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman) * 81 min.
3. From Darkness: Episode #1.1 (2015) * 57 min.
4. From Darkness: Episode #1.2 (2015) * 59 min.
5. From Darkness: Episode #1.3 (2015) * 58 min.
6. From Darkness: Episode #1.4 (2015) * 59 min.
7. Alfie (1966) * 114 min.
8. Get Carter (1971) 112 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by sol » August 16th, 2019, 3:51 pm

UK/EireShow
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)
9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)
10. About Time (2013, Richard Curtis)
11. Rubin and Ed (1991, Trent Harris)
12. Free Fire (2016, Ben Wheatley)
13. Grabbers (2012, Jon Wright)
14. Grimsby (2016, Louis Leterrier)
15. Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000, Ed Bye)
16. The Parole Officer (2001, John Duigan)
17. Monte Carlo or Bust! (1969)
18. The Leather Boys (1964)
19. Carry on Sergeant (1958) REVISION

20. Carry on Nurse (1959) REVISION

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One of the weaker Carry On movies, this entry carries over most of the lively cast from the first film, yet confines them to hospital beds, leading to the occasional good dialogue exchange but very few elaborate gag scenes. It is not until the final 15 minutes that the comedy properly kicks in gear as the patients sneak out of their beds, but by then it is a little late to care. Wilfrid Hyde-White and Leslie Phillips make nice cast additions though.
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Post by Traveller » August 16th, 2019, 7:06 pm

31. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947, Robert Hamer) - 5/10
32. Weekend (2011, Andrew Haigh) - 5/10
33. Zardoz (1974, John Boorman) - 7/10
ICM
August Challenge: ImageImage
But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by 3eyes » August 17th, 2019, 1:21 am

13. Brief encounter (UK 45, David Lean) - double [Rewatch]
Comment in Romance challenge

für Ehren, boys, go brawl!Show
1. Operation Oman (UK 14, Tristan Ofield) - double
2-5. The way we live now (UK 01, mini, 4 eps, David Yates) - triple
6. Dead along the way (Ire 16, Maurice O’Connell) - double
7. Nell Gwyn (UK 26, Herbert Wilcox - triple
8. The happy prince (UK etc. 18, Rupert Everett) - double
9. Castle in the air (UK 52, Henry Cass) - double
10. A room with a view (UK 86, James Ivory) - double [rewatch]
11. Lucy Worsley: Elizabeth I's Battle for God's Music (UK 17) - double
12. The Treasure Seekers (UK 96, Juliet May) - double
13. Brief encounter (UK 45, David Lean) - double [Rewatch]
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by sol » August 17th, 2019, 3:16 am

UK/EireShow
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)
9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)
10. About Time (2013, Richard Curtis)
11. Rubin and Ed (1991, Trent Harris)
12. Free Fire (2016, Ben Wheatley)
13. Grabbers (2012, Jon Wright)
14. Grimsby (2016, Louis Leterrier)
15. Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000, Ed Bye)
16. The Parole Officer (2001, John Duigan)
17. Monte Carlo or Bust! (1969)
18. The Leather Boys (1964)
19. Carry on Sergeant (1958) REVISION
20. Carry on Nurse (1959) REVISION

21. Carry on Teacher (1959) REVISION

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Less episodic and with more plot than the previous entries, this still stacks up as the best of the first three Carry Ons. The performances are energetic all round and the central dynamic is interesting with the students here trying to sabotage their headmaster's chance of a promotion elsewhere, only to inadvertently impress the outsiders visiting their school. The wordplay is better here than the elaborate practical jokes, but this is amusing stuff.
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Post by albajos » August 17th, 2019, 5:44 am

Halfway through the challenge, just a quick reminder that a list all UK theatrical releases can be found here
https://filmography.bfi.org.uk/

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Post by sol » August 17th, 2019, 6:01 am

UK/EireShow
1. Yesterday (2019, Danny Boyle)
2. Exam (2009, Stuart Hazeldine)
3. Threads (1984, Mick Jackson)
4. Melody (1971, Waris Hussein)
5. Underground (1928, Anthony Asquith)
6. A Stitch in Time (1963, Robert Asher)
7. The Early Bird. (1965, Robert Asher)
8. Two Way Stretch (1960, Robert Day)
9. Johnny English (2003, Peter Howitt)
10. About Time (2013, Richard Curtis)
11. Rubin and Ed (1991, Trent Harris)
12. Free Fire (2016, Ben Wheatley)
13. Grabbers (2012, Jon Wright)
14. Grimsby (2016, Louis Leterrier)
15. Kevin & Perry Go Large (2000, Ed Bye)
16. The Parole Officer (2001, John Duigan)
17. Monte Carlo or Bust! (1969)
18. The Leather Boys (1964)
19. Carry on Sergeant (1958) REVISION
20. Carry on Nurse (1959) REVISION
21. Carry on Teacher (1959) REVISION

22. The Grass Is Greener (1960)

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While Cary Grant being so calm about his wife's infidelity here never clicks, it is refreshingly different how he chooses to toy with the extramarital lovers in a very prim English manner, rather than fight it out. This approach does, however, lead to the film being dialogue-heavy, with not even the occasional bit of innovative Day/Hudson split screen really enlivening the material. The movie also carries on for far too long after a duel highlight.
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Post by jeroeno » August 17th, 2019, 6:10 am

24. Good-Time Girl (David MacDonald, 1948)
25. Circle of Friends (Pat O Connor, 1995)
26. Shooting Stars (Anthony Asquith, 1928)
27. I Want You (Michael Winterbottom, 1998)
28. Maybe Baby (Ben Elton, 2000)

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