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1 hour ago, Chris B said:

I watched the 2019 remake of Black Christmas (Amazon paid) yesterday, after a horror critic I followed talked about it being very underrated by a mostly male critic-base, as it was quite a feminist revision.

It's not sensational by any means, but it is doing some interesting stuff. It would have probably fared better if it hadn't been called Black Christmas. Other than a few hat-tips, it's much more inspired-by than a remake-of. 

There are some effective bits in there, and it's clearly aiming at toxic male culture and campus date rape. And while it does it all a bit clumsily, I did find it pretty refreshing. When it gets it right, it works well, and could have been really good. The ending wanders off the map, but it's also pretty cathartic. Imogen Poots is really good, as she tends to be. Cary Elwes is fun in it too.

So, overall, it's far from a masterpiece, but was doing enough interesting stuff to be worth the time. And I'm much more a fan of films that try and fail than ones that set their sites low.

It not being a real remake didn't bother me at all. I admire that they tried something new and swung from the fences with the burial of toxic masculinity and rape culture.  However I was really into it for the first hour but they utterly flush away all the good will with the ending to the point that I actually think its reprehensible.

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I’ve got to pick my daughter up from school at 12, just enough time to squeeze this 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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2 hours ago, Devon Malcolm said:

Judgment Night makes a great double-bill with Walter Hill's Trespass, if you haven't seen it, @Frankie Crisp and @Scott Malbranque

I haven't seen either of these, I'll have to sort that out. Nefarious means I take it? 

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10 minutes ago, WeeAl said:

I haven't seen either of these, I'll have to sort that out. Nefarious means I take it? 

Judgment Night - https://ok.ru/video/39782976049 (if you can put up with the Spanish subs)

Trespass is on Prime for rent but I don't think it's streaming anywhere else.

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Watched Parasite last night. I had a vague idea about the idea behind it, but I wasn't sure what I was expecting - but I really enjoyed it. I thought some of the humour bordered on farcical and it was really good, and it told the story it did really well. 

 

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About A Boy was on Comedy Central. Its normally the type of film I'd despise, a romcom with added child and music by Badly Drawn Boy. However, I've always found it really warm and watchable. I'm blaming Hugh Grant who makes a good arsehole in it. 

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2 hours ago, Frankie Crisp said:

Here's a link to Trespass, @WeeAlhttps://ffmovies.to/film/trespass.oj49j/n3mx9rk (watching it shortly!).

Judgment Night's available on there as well, without the subs. 

 

3 hours ago, Devon Malcolm said:

Judgment Night - https://ok.ru/video/39782976049 (if you can put up with the Spanish subs)

Trespass is on Prime for rent but I don't think it's streaming anywhere else.

Absolute scholar's, the both of you. 

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1 hour ago, PowerButchi said:

About A Boy was on Comedy Central. Its normally the type of film I'd despise, a romcom with added child and music by Badly Drawn Boy. However, I've always found it really warm and watchable. I'm blaming Hugh Grant who makes a good arsehole in it. 

It's good, I liked it too. I've warmed to Hugh Grant more and more over the years.

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2 hours ago, PowerButchi said:

About A Boy was on Comedy Central. Its normally the type of film I'd despise, a romcom with added child and music by Badly Drawn Boy. However, I've always found it really warm and watchable. I'm blaming Hugh Grant who makes a good arsehole in it. 

I can't hear Silent Sigh by Badly Drawn Boy without getting a bit choked up. 

I love a bit of Hornby.

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