Just been going through the Talking Pictures TV channel for the next 7 days, setting what films we want to record.
Among them are: Never Let Go - Peter Sellers, Adam Faith and a Ford Anglia Dancing With Crime - Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim Death Goes To School - Gordon Jackson (he of The Professionals) IWM: Next Of Kin - an Ealing Studios production demonstrating the perils of 'careless talk' during wartime Witness In The Dark - Patricia Dainton (we've seen this one before but it's a good un).
I like the look of Ghostbusters Afterlife, and i hated Super 8, James Bond, nah, sick of it now
Still love The Hitman's Bodyguard, it's a big fav of mine Oooo talking about Hitler, i watched the Iron Sky, The Coming Race, liked it a lot
She once wrote Ghostbusters '84 showed the finest displays of masculinity any man can aspire to, and I don't have a problem with that. But I agree this looks kind of anonymous. If anything it reminds me of J.J. Abrams' Super 8, which Stranger Things ripped off completely - er, I mean, was inspired by but never credited.
Little Women: Writer/Director Greta Gerwig puts her stamp on this adaptation from the opening scene. Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) is obviously Louisa May Alcott as she sells a story to the publisher Dashwood (Tracy Letts), her clothing is more obviously masculine, unusual for the times, even a tad too hipsterish, in keeping more with the way Alcott would have dressed. Later the fourth wall disappears totally as Dashwood and Jo negotiate the ending of Little Women. The complex triangle between Jo, Amy March (Florence Pugh) and Laurie Laurence (Timothy Chalamet) is deftly handled. Jo's reticence/ love towards Laurie is expressed through gestures and facial expressions rather words most of the time. Amy is the mercurial yet well-meaning ingenue, who usurps Jo and goes to Paris with Aunt March (Meryl Streep) who portrays her role icily, the sort of aunt you'd like to leave locked in an attic. Overall a joy to watch. 9/10
Can thoroughly recommend A Good Woman is Hard to Find, a Northern Irish thriller about a widowed single mother battling the gangsters who murdered her husband. I won't say any more so as not to spoil it, but Sarah Bolger is AMAZING in it, and no, she doesn't go all Cynthia Rothrock on their asses.
Seberg: A film based on actual events in the life of Jean Seberg, star of Breathless and other French New Wave classics. Covering the period 1968 to 1971 it illustrates how the FBI destroyed her life through gaslighting tactics, false information and releasing tapes obtained through bugging. Seberg (Kristen Stewart) wasn't the only victim in this though, there was an element of revolutionary tourism involved in her support of the Black Panthers and the more reformist movement led by Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie). Jamal's marriage and educational trust were destroyed when details of his affair with Seberg were leaked by the FBI. What should have been a taut thriller turns out to be a disappointment due to the rather flat direction by Benedict Andrews, he doesn't deliver on the sharp script provided by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse. The acting generally isn't bad but given the subject matter I would have expected more passion, especially from Stewart. 6/10.