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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 January, 2022, 03:18:29 PM »
It is slightly funny folks got in a tizz about someone voicing an opinion, over post where they didn't even voice an opinion. Love to see it.


Next on my list of 2021 catch ups, a movie younger me would have loved but man, Edgar Wright really just isn't for me anymore. Self indulgent and fundamentally misunderstanding the genre modes that allegedly inspired him, all to churn out a turgid, weary excuse for a haunting tale. Not good.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 16 January, 2022, 12:25:47 PM »
Heading out to Bargain Booze for some office supplies.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 January, 2022, 12:24:42 PM »




Part of my 2021 catch up of guff action flicks I missed at the time and ya know what, it hits the spot pretty well. You can always depend on Evan Spiliotopoulos to deliver the matinee action pomp and fuck me, getting Iko Uwasai to consult on the action scenes was a call. My type of trash.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 January, 2022, 11:22:23 AM »
(I can't help but wonder if some of the initial online negativity was a reaction to the determinedly diverse cast of characters and the fact that the film is strongly female-led. Since I had no intention of going to the cinema to see anything when The Eternals hit theatres, I wasn't paying much attention, and I wonder if there was the hand of the "wokeness is ruining Marvel" crowd in play there.)

I think its a very tempting trap to fall into in assuming a lot of criticism for media comes from a place of, at best, bad faith and at worse outright bigotry. Its interesting you would bring this up for THE ETERNALS where, in contrast to Black Panther and Captain Marvel which where tarred and feathered by the right wing nostalgia media losers brigade, was actually largely derided for the simple fact its looked ugly as sin and incredibly dull.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 14 January, 2022, 12:01:32 PM »
Been meaning to check that out, rather adoring the annual Worzel Gummidge specials from the same team. Just delightful, calming television drenched in folklore.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 January, 2022, 08:41:53 AM »

Psycho erotic body horror by way of French extremist feminism cinema and my fuckin god, its been a long time since a film made me squirm. Julia Ducournau is simply one of the best in the industry right now and it quite, quite deranged.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 05 January, 2022, 02:50:21 PM »

Local indie picture house is having a season of movies written by Nigel Kneale (a few i'm skipping but being able to see The Woman in Black, Hammers The Witches, and Quatermass and the Pit on the big screen is going to be dope) and this was a considerable gap in my experience with one of the formative genre teleplay writers. It is, as one would expect, excellent, and dare I say remains probably the best adaptation of the novel on screen?

Seeing a rare, unavailable 35mm print of a 70 year old BBC teleplay in a cinema feels utterly bizarre however. Like some form of celluloid curse is being projected into my brain.

Film & TV / Re: What The Flux?
« on: 02 January, 2022, 09:12:51 PM »
'Kin hell. That Next Time though...

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 31 December, 2021, 09:35:43 PM »
David Warner remains fantastic.

Four words nobody can ever argue with.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 30 December, 2021, 08:03:53 PM »
Middle management bullies.

Is there a more inadequate creature than these miserable flesh bags on this ungodly rock?

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 28 December, 2021, 03:51:18 PM »

Owns. The Wachowski sisters can fuck.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 22 December, 2021, 04:34:23 PM »
Presently fashioning some colossal iron hooks and chains in the vein hope the northern counties will be dragged along re. indiref.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 December, 2021, 12:33:22 PM »
Ok, so you've claimed you're obliged to watch this shite for work*. Fair enough, but you're not obliged to whinge about it here. We get it. Marvel/Disney is beneath you. Maybe tell the people you think are forcing you to watch this drivel instead. Maybe then they'll stop making you watch it, when you call them out on their vapid man-baby fantasies.

The inverse is also true.

Also its just funny.


This was an odd one, very heavy handed with its metaphor to the point of self satire wrapped up in an inverted rape-revenge plot with a personification of the great god Pan walking about but oft felt somewhat half baked in its melancholy, like the 'is this about learning to live with parental grief' utterly usurped everything else about the character dynamic between the only three characters in the whole thing. An interesting, if not whole successful, spin on the folk genre.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 December, 2021, 09:58:55 PM »
Spider-Man 23: The one with Sherlock

T'was fine. Utterly, entirely disposable but I didn't want to leave my mortal form every ten minutes so by corporate cape movie standards that gets it a pass.

Film & TV / Re: On telly this week
« on: 18 December, 2021, 09:13:54 AM »
The rather brilliant 1977 Ghost Story for Christmas episode STIGMA is on Iplayer after being rebroadcast last week on BBC 4.
Probably the best the annual anthology ever got and probably one of the most inexplicably upsetting horror stories ever made for TV. Exactly the type of creepy seasonal viewing I feel is missing from the Christmas listings each year right now.

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