The SMB Movie thread 2020

Underwater - 5/10

nothing new, one of those deep under water mining station in peril films that has been done to the death....

Chisum on TCM UK - 10/10

Watching a western gun fight during Chisum is like watching a bunch of rebels fighting stormtroopers in Star Wars films, bad guys a really really poor shots!
 
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Son of Stan

Striker
Rebecca on Netflix. Huge disappointment. I thought my main issue would be that Lily James is too glamorous but actually it was a bit tedious. No real suspense and Armie Hammer was bland. Kristen Scott Thomas was decent but overall it just made me want to watch the Hitchcock version again.
 
The Christmas Wife.......... Widower John Tanner (Jason Robards) is unhappy that he has to miss a longstanding Christmas gathering with his son Jim (Jim Eckhouse) and his family. So to avoid being alone, he decides to hire a platonic companion for the holidays, enlisting the services of forlorn escort Iris (Julie Harris). He makes it clear from the beginning, however, that there will be no hanky-panky between the two. But sparks begin to fly when charming John begins to warm Iris' bitter and bleary heart.
It was a well acted, old artsy film - I can imagine it being on stage or summat, give it a 6.5/10, not the worst film but not very Christmassy :D
 
The collector 5.5/10 and it’s sequel The collection 5.5/10

About a nutter who builds traps and tortures people, both films pretty much the same. Nothing spectacular but watchable.
quite a bit of gore.
 

JonJon

Goalkeeper
One rewatch and one first viewing of two deeply impactful British film.

The Party's Only Just Beginning

Witty, beautiful but lost and grieving Karen Gillan (who also writes and directs her debut film) staggers through life slowly coming to terms with the loss of her best friend. Poignant, often quite funny and will resonate with anyone who may have found themselves a passenger in their own life.

8/10

London to Brighton

A london prostitute and a vulnerable homeless child flee from scumbag underworld figures after an encounter with a powerful client ends in his entirely deserved violent death. Uneasy, gritty story is told simply and forcefully through the strength of the two lead performances. Harrowing to watch at times.

7.5/10

Both on Amazon Prime.
 
Rebecca on Netflix. Huge disappointment. I thought my main issue would be that Lily James is too glamorous but actually it was a bit tedious. No real suspense and Armie Hammer was bland. Kristen Scott Thomas was decent but overall it just made me want to watch the Hitchcock version again.
Watched last night with my missus, I said I preferred the Olivier Fontaine version, she told me I should the book before comparing the two versions.
That was me told.
Like you I thought KST was the best performance, she makes a remarkably believable psycho
 

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Winger
Anyone else looking forward to saint Maude?
I hated punch drunk love

Watched audition again

watched Eden lake again
 
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Son of Stan

Striker
Watched last night with my missus, I said I preferred the Olivier Fontaine version, she told me I should the book before comparing the two versions.
That was me told.
Like you I thought KST was the best performance, she makes a remarkably believable psycho
Really? I've read the book and yes, Hitchcock played around with the text more but I'd rather that then have something lacking in suspense and basically just a bit boring. Which the book isn't. Shame, opportunity missed. Even the two bbc versions of the book were better. But yeah, I agree, I'll stick with the Olivier version too.
 
Really? I've read the book and yes, Hitchcock played around with the text more but I'd rather that then have something lacking in suspense and basically just a bit boring. Which the book isn't. Shame, opportunity missed. Even the two bbc versions of the book were better. But yeah, I agree, I'll stick with the Olivier version too.
No offence intended, it a put down against me
 

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