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kimilseung Feb 12th 2022 9:01 pm

Re: 2022 Movie Thread
 
"Kimi" (no, nothing to do with me)
A Stephen Soderbergh film on HBO
Kimi, is a an AI speaker like Alexa, or Google, the main characters job is to listen to failed requests, and update the system with what should have happened.
One audio recording suggests a crime, that leads to her trying to report it, and the company trying to stop it.
The film is very much an updated version of "Rear Window" Its very open about that. Its a low key action movie too.
I do recommended, but its not going to be at the top of many peoples lists of movies of the decade. Maybe close for the year, so worth a watch, but no sweat if you dont have HBO access, either.

kimilseung Feb 13th 2022 6:16 pm

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Belfast
I was surprised how much I was able to relate to this film, up until a point of course.
I recognized the streets, the sense of community, the free roaming as a kid. It had a nostalgia for family and community, that I recognize from what Terrance Davies had with "Distant Voices, Still Lives", I recognized the mixed community, the singing of Danny Boy (cliché though it may be) the few Catholics in a Protestant street., One family story was of the neighbors laughing at me, good naturedly as a Catholic kid following the Lodge band down the road, at the back, banging my own drum. Funny how so much seems familiar, from another country. The similarities end there of course, the communities I remember were broken because of the slum clearances, as well as people getting on their bikes for work, moving away, and getting funds for better housing. Work takes characters away in Belfast too, but its the violence and threat of violence that makes them move. Reluctant to do so, wishing to hold on to that community, that was being torn apart. Then aware that the Shangri-La, never was such.
The film seems to work because it is intimate, one family for the most part, and one small street. This macro focus seems to help paint a good picture for the whole. Its also welcome to have a drama, of this time and place, centered around a protestants' community. The film is also fairly devoid of politics, as much as the circumstances allow. and that too helps in seeing the chaos happening around a family, just wanting to live, how so often people can not isolate themselves from conditions and events. You are either drawn in or you manage to leave.

Shard Feb 18th 2022 3:05 pm

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Munich: The Edge of War. Netflix. 8/10

Interesting dramatization of Chamberlain's ill fated attempt to avoid European war. Focus is on two young civil servants who in theory have the opportunity to change history. Great production quality, and always interesting to see pre-war Germany through a neutral lens.
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Derrygal Feb 20th 2022 12:04 pm

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I watched "The Lost Daughter" (Olivia Coleman and Dakota Johnson) on Netflix last night. I enjoyed it.

Derrygal Mar 6th 2022 1:28 pm

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Originally Posted by Shard (Post 13095602)
Munich: The Edge of War. Netflix. 8/10

Interesting dramatization of Chamberlain's ill fated attempt to avoid European war. Focus is on two young civil servants who in theory have the opportunity to change history. Great production quality, and always interesting to see pre-war Germany through a neutral lens.
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I watched this movie last night - very good movie.

BristolUK Mar 9th 2022 5:58 pm

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I'm not watching it now but I intend to very soon because it's a classic that I just remembered.
Volere Volare. Or To Want To Fly.
The male character is a sound effects guy for cartoons and gradually turns into a cartoon of himself. It's very funny...cute too.


Derrygal Mar 12th 2022 9:45 pm

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I just spent a snowy afternoon here watching "The Railway Man" on Netflix. Based on a true story. I think it was made back in 2013 (Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman). Some scenes were hard to watch but a good ending. About World War II and British prisoners of war held by the Japanese.

macliam Mar 12th 2022 10:20 pm

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Originally Posted by Derrygal (Post 13100934)
I just spent a snowy afternoon here watching "The Railway Man" on Netflix. Based on a true story. I think it was made back in 2013 (Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman). Some scenes were hard to watch but a good ending. About World War II and British prisoners of war held by the Japanese.

I watched it again when it was on TV a few weeks ago. It's a bit of a stretch from the actual story, but a good illustration of the long-term affects of traumatic events.

My late uncle was in the east during the war and met guys coming back from Burma.... he said that he understood the shock that those who liberated the concentration camps had felt, because it was almost impossible to think of those stick-men as having been young soldiers - and a good percentage still died after being liberated. After his "easy" war training engineers, he felt both guilty and relieved that he had never been caprtured......

BristolUK Mar 12th 2022 11:58 pm

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Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 13094449)
"Kimi" (no, nothing to do with me)
A Stephen Soderbergh film on HBO
Kimi, is a an AI speaker like Alexa, or Google, the main characters job is to listen to failed requests, and update the system with what should have happened.
One audio recording suggests a crime, that leads to her trying to report it, and the company trying to stop it.
The film is very much an updated version of "Rear Window" Its very open about that. Its a low key action movie too.
I do recommended, but its not going to be at the top of many peoples lists of movies of the decade. Maybe close for the year, so worth a watch, but no sweat if you dont have HBO access, either.

I watched this tonight. Great fun. I certainly thought 'Rear Window' from the view from the apartment and many of the IMDB reviews mention it too.

I thought it also had the feel of Run Lola Run but that may have just been the character.

Shard Mar 13th 2022 1:18 pm

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Not a movie, but almost (7/8) through Vikings Valhalla and really enjoy it. Thinking of converting to Norse paganism, a bit more interesting than atheism. Netflix.

Jolly Good Mar 13th 2022 3:58 pm

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Originally Posted by Derrygal (Post 13100934)
I just spent a snowy afternoon here watching "The Railway Man" on Netflix. Based on a true story. I think it was made back in 2013 (Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman). Some scenes were hard to watch but a good ending. About World War II and British prisoners of war held by the Japanese.

The book the movie was made from is also very good and tells the real story.

Rose68 Mar 13th 2022 6:00 pm

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Hello, I came across this thread which I find very interesting, I've always been a keen film lover, and I just wanted to say how I was amazed and flabbergasted at the way Joaquin Phoenix interpreted his role in the film Joker. He really deserves the Oscar, absolutely fantastic.

macliam Mar 15th 2022 12:08 pm

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Originally Posted by Earlejearf (Post 13101403)
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Shard Mar 15th 2022 3:47 pm

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Originally Posted by Rose68 (Post 13101043)
Hello, I came across this thread which I find very interesting, I've always been a keen film lover, and I just wanted to say how I was amazed and flabbergasted at the way Joaquin Phoenix interpreted his role in the film Joker. He really deserves the Oscar, absolutely fantastic.

There is one for 2020 and 2021 if you're interested in past discussions. It's called the 2020 Movie Thread I believe.

Have not seen Joker yet, but I've heard it's better than the other superhero films.

Rose68 Mar 15th 2022 5:36 pm

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I was a bit skeptical in fact about watching this film, but it's really nothing to do with the usual 'superheroes' movies.


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