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  1. Eric86

    FREE SOLO - out 11th December

    Anyone seen this? Watched it at the cinema tonight. Really good. His almost Asperger type personality and his single minded determination to achieve his goal reminded me of Neil Armstrong in First Man. Footage of the climb is incredibly tense.
  2. Eric86

    Best Films of 2018

    First Man has to be up there Shirley
  3. Eric86

    The Great British Bake Off

    Standards were quite low this time round compared to previous years. Not really sure what any of those show stoppers were, they were all a bit of a mess. Thought they were going to be asked to use a pizza or tandoor oven, the open fire was a bit unfair.
  4. Completely agree with this. Brilliant film. I'm not a Ryan Gosling fan but thought he was perfect here, as was Claire Foy. The close framing made it very personal, and created a real sense of being inside the craft during the rocket/space scenes. It didn't feel too long to me, in fact I could have done with a little more of the actual landing on the moon scenes. The moon landing sequence owed a debt to 2001.
  5. Agreed about Gina mckee. She looked slightly constipated throughout.
  6. Eric86

    A Quiet Place

    I had reasonably low expectations and quite enjoyed this. CGI was surprisingly decent. One of the main problems for me was the performances of the children. Probably harsh to criticise young actors but films like room and even the impossible have raised the bar.
  7. Eric86

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    The problem with the MI series now is that the making of videos are often better than the actual set pieces in the film. For the next one they should try and film everything in camera even if it means toning down some of the action scenes, that would make it worth watching, rather than spend the whole film trying to work out whats cgi and what's real.
  8. Good performances all round, but I never got into it properly either. I'm not entirely sure why, going in it seemed to have all the right ingredients. I think the violence and nudity were at odds with the fairy tale theme, making for a less inmersive experience overall. Maybe it would have been better to leave a lot more to the imagination. The main musical theme was over used, and the ending telegraphed from a long way out.
  9. This was a bit disappointing. It often changed tone from comedy to deeply serious and straight, sometimes several times in a single scene. As a result I could never get into it properly. Agree with the comments about the performances being generally excellent apart from the one exception. I loved In Bruge, but the balance wasn't there this time.
  10. Eric86

    Stephen King's It - 2017

    I agree with all the positive comments. The kids were all great, I liked the look of the clown and the way it moved was really creepy. I don't watch many horror films but the sound design stood out for me, it worked really well in the cinema where I saw it. One downside for me was to do with the structure of the film. Set piece after set piece at times, with the same crescendo to a big scare. It didn't really need that, and ultimately diluted the impact of some of the key set pieces.

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