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IdleRich

IdleRich
Ah they were not church goers but that's like 2 miles away. I got loads of relatives on the island still, my great Aunt Edith died a few months ago sadly. She lived in a farm house called Merioggan
 

Clinamenic

θερμοδυναμικός καπιταλιστής
Just watched Glass Onion and it was a lot of fun. Hollywood masturbation at its best. Before these Knives Out films, I didn’t have Daniel Craig pegged as a comedic actor, but he does well in these.

Plus a couple good indulgent cameos. Would recommend.
 

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
i wanted to love it but found it a bit tiring. and a bit self congratulatory. it seemed clever though, and i liked the stuff about the disruptors. though im not sure janelle monae is a great actress, or at least not that well suited to comedy (much too serious), and daniel craig is good in a sort of 'lol daniel craig doing an accent' way, but there wasnt enough of him.
 

STN

sou'wester
I have always wondered if the following is true

‘The name Stone Island derives from two of the most widely used English words in the novels of the romantic writer JosephConrad, one of the founders of that pre-modernist movement. Conrad's stories are often inner journeys of men who go to look for a different physical experience to tame the movements of the soul, far from understanding.’
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Just watched Glass Onion and it was a lot of fun. Hollywood masturbation at its best. Before these Knives Out films, I didn’t have Daniel Craig pegged as a comedic actor, but he does well in these.

Plus a couple good indulgent cameos. Would recommend.

The other day we randomly started watching a film called See How They Run... we had no idea at all what it was gonna be, we picked it purely cos Liza likes Adrien Brody, but after about five minutes it seemed to be developing into a comedic pastiche of Agatha Christie - or if you like, a blatant copy of Knives Out. Anyhow, we got interrupted after about five more minutes (or more precisely the xanax and camomile tea kicked in and we couldn't concentrate) but I'm thinking that Glass Onion/See How They Run would make a decent double-header.

Looking at the trailer it appears to be considerably more silly than Knives Out but I do like the look of the sets and I would like to finish it now we've started I suppose.

 

catalog

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catalog

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i'm glad 2001 is the highest kubrick. i watched that again recently on mushrooms and thought it was still brilliant. even though i just found a lot of the first bit very funny, with the extremely hokey costumes. the bit i noticed more this time around was the very awkward encounter between the russian scientists and the guy who's off to see the obelisk. just a great scripted scene where it's all so polite and then all the awkward silences when he won't answer the questions

 

Corpsey

bandz ahoy
Lately, I've taken to flicking through David Thomson's Dictionary of Biographical Film and Have You Seen This? while doing my business on the bog and he's a staunch Kubrick naysayer, the only Kubrick he has any time for is The Shining, which he considers a masterpiece. (Not sure about Eyes Wide Shut, which predates the editions of those books I own.)

I went to see 2001 at the BFI about five years ago, stoned out of my mind, and I'm not sure how I feel about it on the whole. Clearly there's a lot of unquestionably brilliant bits in it but I remember finding it (even on a big screen, even in that inebriated state) quite slow and boring, too.

There's something about Kubrick as a director/person that precludes becoming emotionally invested in any of the human action that's going on. Everything is viewed through the eyes of an ironically detached, misanthropic alien. That's part of their brilliance, too, ofc — The Shining doesn't 'work' as a drama about a family falling apart, it works as a weird sort of black comedy/aesthetic hall of crazy mirrors. No wonder Stephen King hated it.
 

craner

Beast of Burden
Lately, I've taken to flicking through David Thomson's Dictionary of Biographical Film and Have You Seen This? while doing my business on the bog and he's a staunch Kubrick naysayer, the only Kubrick he has any time for is The Shining, which he considers a masterpiece. (Not sure about Eyes Wide Shut, which predates the editions of those books I own.)

I went to see 2001 at the BFI about five years ago, stoned out of my mind, and I'm not sure how I feel about it on the whole. Clearly there's a lot of unquestionably brilliant bits in it but I remember finding it (even on a big screen, even in that inebriated state) quite slow and boring, too.

There's something about Kubrick as a director/person that precludes becoming emotionally invested in any of the human action that's going on. Everything is viewed through the eyes of an ironically detached, misanthropic alien. That's part of their brilliance, too, ofc — The Shining doesn't 'work' as a drama about a family falling apart, it works as a weird sort of black comedy/aesthetic hall of crazy mirrors. No wonder Stephen King hated it.

David Thomson and Stephen King were both correct.
 

Clinamenic

θερμοδυναμικός καπιταλιστής
The other day we randomly started watching a film called See How They Run... we had no idea at all what it was gonna be, we picked it purely cos Liza likes Adrien Brody, but after about five minutes it seemed to be developing into a comedic pastiche of Agatha Christie - or if you like, a blatant copy of Knives Out. Anyhow, we got interrupted after about five more minutes (or more precisely the xanax and camomile tea kicked in and we couldn't concentrate) but I'm thinking that Glass Onion/See How They Run would make a decent double-header.

Looking at the trailer it appears to be considerably more silly than Knives Out but I do like the look of the sets and I would like to finish it now we've started I suppose.

I saw See How They Run in theaters, and while I didn't dislike it, I did find it a bit flat. I'm an admirer of both Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan, but somehow it didn't all work out. Rockwell's character was unusually straight and somewhat boring.

There were some funny scenes though, and I like Brody too.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
I saw See How They Run in theaters, and while I didn't dislike it, I did find it a bit flat. I'm an admirer of both Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan, but somehow it didn't all work out. Rockwell's character was unusually straight and somewhat boring.

There were some funny scenes though, and I like Brody too.
Having watched the trailer I kinda got the feeling that it was a rip-off of Knives Out, or at least an attempt to cash-in on the vibe itt had created. And I also got the impression that - great looking sets notwithstanding - it was a much cruder version with far broader and more obvious comedy.
 
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