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This needs to win the Best Picture Oscar, if only because all the other films are various manners of emo. Right?
7 at a push, neigh shove.
if it's better than slumdog millionaire, which i saw last night, then i'm going to jizz myself then and there, in the cinema.
but that wouldn't be all that hard - i thought the only decent thing about that film were the early scenes with the kids. the rest was meh.
but thought Milke was much better!
Milk?! Aside from Sean Penn's face inspiring nil love in my person, these fucking generic Hollywood Inspiring Story bullshit (released just in time for Oscar season, natch) can get entirely to fuck. The filmic equivalent of Snow Patrol. Milk? Puke more like.
Granted I am not normally one for hollywood crow barring sentimentality and inspirational pish down my throat I feel like this is an iinspirational story in its own right.
ive been very happy with the films ive seen this year. YOU WANNA LIST?!!
Changeling-8/10-very moving performance from Angelina Jolie,her best performance since the last time she was a mental in Grill Uninterupted.
The Day The Earth Stood Still-0/10-Probably the second worst film ive ever seen.
The Wrestler-9/10, would have been 8/10 if I wasnt a wrestling fan and didnt get the...aura of some of the surroundings (i think you have to be go get some of them)
Frost/Nixon-fantastically done. was a bit suspicious but the portrayal of Nixon was magnificent, there was no clear good guy/bad guy between them and at different points i found myself rooting for frost then really not doing so. 8/10 (AGAIN!)
Revolutionary Road- Good. very moving, if a little drawn out. again its hard to know whose side to take, very 3D characters. 7/10, but my girlfriend would say 10/10 if asked, she loved it.
Out of curiosity whats the worst film you've seen?
I also really enjoyed the changeling.
some indie film, about a social revolution in england. tried to be very 'edgy' and such in its message, but just seemed embarrasingly contrived and very unrealistic.
i saw it five years ago at a friend house who was party of the socialist party. coming to think of it it might have been propaganda
but after milk i just couldnt be fucked for more of that thing in the cinema
slumdog/wrestler double bill instead i think.
Talking about Frost/Nixon OBVIOUSLY
but I distrust Ron Howard's workmanlike direction of sentimental films and kind of don't want to watch the film (though I kind of do at the same time)
"I've got a copy of their first EP"
"I was at their show at Southampton Joiners in 2001"
Showoffs like you make me sick.
You do Ron a disservice. Workmanlike - or 'no bullshit' as I'll characterise it here - is exactly what this film needed. I found it was just like watching sport. You get the build up: Within the build up comes the analysis, the sparring between teams, the weighing up of tactics. But when it comes down to the play, there's no soundtrack, no bullshit, no fancy-Dan sweeping pans. Just two men and a camera. And everything that came before might as well be a different film.
Worked for me.
would you agree with that stealthy?
I am nodding in thoughtful agreement.
what are your thoughts on that?
For me the best bits were early on, particular the cavalier attitude of Frost. What did come across was the respect they had for each other come the end. Frank Langella absolutely dominated the entire file, he was absolutely hypnotic. Sheen fulfilled the role of plucky and shallow lightweight with a plomb but I worry he's getting typecast in biopics. Sam Rockwell played the parthe plays in everything really well. Good job I like him.
Slumdog Millionaire, as an ensemble piece, as a piece of theatre, as a piece of direction and as a catch of a moment in time absolutely towers over it though. I nearly clapped when that finished!
the phone monologue and the final interview = wow
It wasn't particularly clever, but I have little knowledge of the subject, so that's probably a good thing.
I thought Frank Langella was really good as Richard Nixon.
best film I've seen with my Cineworld card so far. The actor portraying Nixon does a superb job. 9/10
Saw Milk last night - pretty interesting, Penn's very good, a touch sycophantic maybe, but very good. 7 or 8/10
much better than Revolutionary Road.
the guy playing Nixon was brilliant
"I am not a crook" like in Point Break. If not, I'm not bothered
i've only seen the play, but the interaction between the pair and how their respect for one another grows is very interesting.