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What recent films have you seen?

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Re: What recent films have you seen?

Postby rerun » April 8th, 2016, 5:46 pm

I so enjoyed Mildred Pierce. Actually the only film I have liked Joan Crawford in. But I finally bought it!
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Re: What recent films have you seen?

Postby movieman1957 » February 2nd, 2017, 9:37 pm

Watched "Philomena" starring Judi Dench. Based on a true story it is about an Irish woman who 50 years after her child was "sold" to an adoptive American family goes to find him. Heartbreaking at the core of it there is quite a bit of humor in it as Judi tries to fill a hole in her life and an author (Steve Coogan) tries to find a book in the process. But there is also a journey for the two characters as they find each other as friends and something about people. And some of that is not always pleasant.

Fine performances are given by the two stars and the subject is handled with a gentle wit and shows the hurt and anger found along the way. All to a very interesting end.

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Re: What recent films have you seen?

Postby Sue Sue Applegate » February 7th, 2017, 8:34 pm

I enjoyed "Philomena." It was interesting, and the story is true!
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Re: What recent films have you seen?

Postby stuart.uk » July 31st, 2017, 7:50 am

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Tommy's Honour

A smashing film about the famous 19th Century Scottish father/son golfers Old Tom and young Tommy Morris. It was film on location in St. Andrews in Fife (Chariots of Fire shot on location there, but that was supposed to pass for Kent), where the two Tommy's actually lived. Young Tommy was one of the first touring golf professionals, who was ambitious for both himself and his older, even more working class, wife. But it all ended in tragedy, she died in childbirth and he let himself go and followed not long after at 24

The Greatest Game Ever Played, which more or less concentrated on the U.S Golf Open of 1913, where unknown 20-year old amateur Frances Ouimet, assisted by his brilliant 10-year-old caddie Eddie , who saw of the challenge of probably the two best golfers in the World, at that point, from the UK Harry Vardon and Ted Ray.

Both films tackled the class issues that were around at the time, between the pro working, though famous, working class golfers and the rich business men that tried to control them


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