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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.

Watch it.
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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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Re: What recent films have you seen?

Postby movieman1957 » November 9th, 2019, 9:20 am

How is this for pulling up an old thread?

The Foreigner.

This is really a Jackie Chan movie that is only partly a Jackie Chan movie. Jackie is a little older now and while he still has some moves they are in keeping with a man his age and the character he plays.

The plot centers on his finding out who killed his daughter in a London bombing. Suspicion quickly centers on the IRA. Pierce Brosnan plays the leader of that group who is bothered by Chan’s persistence and his knowledge that he didn’t have anything to do with it. Brosnan soon begins his own quest to find out who did it and consequently save his own skin.

It is mostly a political thriller and, I thought, a quite good one. Brosnan is terrific in his role as leader of the organization and one who wants to get Chan off of his back. Chan is a special forces vet that uses his unique skills to track down those who killed his daughter.

It is not your typical Chan film and that it is tougher and more dramatic and deeper even that most of his regular fare. That is not a bad thing.

It has some violence and language but not bad for most modern films of its type.
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