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6 is brilliant, but 5 has one of my favourite details - the guy playing Tommy in it was a born again Christian, and apparently only felt comfortable doing it when he realised that evil was punished in

Fast forward, surely.

I hate this argument that implies if you can't enjoy them you're some kind of killjoy. I wouldn't watch a film wanting to or expecting to hate it. It's not my fault that those films are so intrusively

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Make Up (cinema)

It seems I was really fortunate to catch this as it appears to be showing almost nowhere aside from HOME in Manchester. A really good psychological drama from first time feature director Claire Oakley, this will surprise almost everyone who sees it. Excellent.

Gunmen (YouTube)

Christopher Lambert and Mario van Peebles buddy action film with Patrick Stewart in a wheelchair with a cockney accent and Denis Leary with one of his number of 90s villain roles. Good stuff.

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The Babysitter: Killer Queen (Netflix)

Not a patch on the surprisingly good original but still decent fun. Terrible ending but there are enough laughs knocking about, especially from Robbie Amell.

Fled (Netflix)

Needed a bit more comedy and a lot more Robert John Burke (love that guy) to work better but it's still alright for a Defiant Ones knock-off.

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This film about a young Senegalese girl, and her attempts at fitting in with a group of young girls who dance, has caused a massive shitstorm and seen members of Congress attempt to shut down Netflix for peddling 'child pornography'.

Erm, no. There is no denying that the girls, supposedly around 11 years old, are overtly sexual in their dance routines and actions, and the film does make you uncomfortable sometimes, but that is because it brilliantly showcases just how young people can be forced to grow up before their childhood has had time to happen, and the intense pressures they, especially girls, find themselves facing.

I'd rather listen to the director explain exactly what she intended, than some fucking NRA spokesman or some Breitbart weirdo who doesn't understand what she's saying. The girls are all fantastic, especially Fathia Youssof in the lead, and asks interesting questions on society. 

Two Weeks Notice 

I mean, it was on and I watched it, but I couldn't tell you anything about it. David Haig popping up was very weird.

Midnight Run

Find someone who loves you as much as Jack Walsh loves smoking. 11/10.

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Midnight Run

Find someone who loves you as much as Jack Walsh loves smoking. 11/10.

"I'm Alonzo Moseley!"

One of the best recommendations I've ever got from the UKFF.  Would never have known about this film, let alone watched it if it wasn't for the board,

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If I had to double and triple check that McG actually directed The Babysitter then it’s sequel needs no such due diligence. It’s about the level I expected the first one to be at but unlike the first it fails to blow the low expectations away. Worth a watch, especially if you liked the first one as it’s pretty much just that again in a different setting. 

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I loved the first Babysitter. It's a cracking, fun movie chocked full of laughs and a brilliant early twist(I avoided all trailers ad reviews the first time I watched it, and never saw it coming!). 

The sequel, while not being a disaster felt a bit souless and missed having Samara Weaving in it for anything other than what felt like a tagged on, crap and cheesy ending. 

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Bill & Ted Face The Music made me happy. In the global Shitshow that is 2020, that means something more than it might any other year, and so I can’t think of it as anything other than really enjoyable, fun and good. Even if the final act played out exactly as I expected based on the trailer, the film still had me smiling throughout.

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Eve of Destruction (Prime rental)

Renee Soutendijk's robot runs amock with a machine gun and biting cocks off. Gregory Hines looks on, cross-legged. Really, really enjoyable.

The Substitute (YouTube)

Not as good as The Principal but it does feature Tom Berenger trying to do martial arts and the most unnecessary fart scene in cinema history, so still worth seeing, obviously.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Prime rental)

Easily my favourite John Ford film and as I've loved a lot of his films, some accolade. The perfect political western and probably the film that started the turn of the genre towards revisionism. What a wonderful, scary man Lee Marvin was. One of the greatest of all time.

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1 minute ago, Chest Rockwell said:

Man that's a blast from the past.. Haven't thought about Eve of Destruction for many years.

One from back in the mid 90s when I used to pack every film on Sky Movies on long play VHS. It was better than I remembered, actually.

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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. First time watching and I knew very little about it going in, other than it being set in an asylum. It's not the fastest moving film and it sort of meanders at times but it's fantastically acted and I don't care that there's big parts where nothing really happens as Nicholson and the other patients are so fucking charming and likeable. I couldn't help but fall in love a bit with how McMurphy bonds with them and takes them under his wing. The fishing scene was marvellous. Whilst there were points I was laughing out loud the whole stretch following the party leading to the ending genuinely shocked me. I doubt I'll ever watch it again but I'm glad to have at least seen it once.

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15 minutes ago, cobra_gordo said:

One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest. First time watching and I knew very little about it going in, other than it being set in an asylum. It's not the fastest moving film and it sort of meanders at times but it's fantastically acted and I don't care that there's big parts where nothing really happens as Nicholson and the other patients are so fucking charming and likeable. I couldn't help but fall in love a bit with how McMurphy bonds with them and takes them under his wing. The fishing scene was marvellous. Whilst there were points I was laughing out loud the whole stretch following the party leading to the ending genuinely shocked me. I doubt I'll ever watch it again but I'm glad to have at least seen it once.

This sums it up well for me. It's one of those films where you feel like you know it before watching it, but actually you don't really have a fucking clue. To say I 'enjoyed' it would be a strange word to use, but I'm glad I watched it a few years back. Same as you, I doubt I'll ever watch it again, but it's one of those movies everyone should see.

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