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I think I was fully on board after 3 or 4 episodes. I can see how it's not for everyone though.

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50 minutes ago, ZOK said:

 

I thought it was fairly shit too. Occasional funnies, but not really much to it, and as one note as you can get. I made it through 2 episodes before binning it, it’s too twee.

 

Unfortunate - it’s so much more than the show you as the audience ‘think’ it is after the first few eps.

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Yeah. The Good Place improves drastically the more time you give it. 

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6 hours ago, Eighthours said:

 

Unfortunate - it’s so much more than the show you as the audience ‘think’ it is after the first few eps.

 

6 hours ago, mdn2 said:

Yeah. The Good Place improves drastically the more time you give it. 

 

I hear that, but I’ve only got so much life to live. There’s too much good telly as it is without giving shows time to warm up.

 

Having said that, I have consumed the entirety of the Hollyoaks content available on the More 4 player. Early eps, inside looks, Hollyoaks does Come Dine With Me - the works.

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New original film ‘Calibre’ is bloody good. Highly recommended thriller.

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On 13/07/2018 at 10:13, SpagMasterSwift said:

I see Wind River is on - cracking film.

 

Oh, already mentioned up stream.

 

Enjoyed this.  Didn't realise it was from the writer of Sicario  (haven't seen) and Hell or High Water (brilliant).  Apparently they form some sort of trilogy - more theme than plot linked.

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3 hours ago, JPickford said:

 

Enjoyed this.  Didn't realise it was from the writer of Sicario  (haven't seen) and Hell or High Water (brilliant).  Apparently they form some sort of trilogy - more theme than plot linked.

 

Sicario is fantastic. They're basically all Westerns, I guess somebody more 'film' than me will dissect that a little more, but I'm ignorant and that was my hot take. 

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Really enjoyed both Wind River and Calibre on Netflix this weekend. Thanks for the recommendations everyone.

 

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Loving Staircase, so far I'm three episodes in, and can't believe they haven't noticed......

 



I mean, look at the cuts and bruises on the dead body.  There's no way he's guilty, it's very clear and obvious that these injuries are caused by an owl - it's exactly like what owls do.

 

I'll keep watching, but it just seems so obvious that I can't believe they're pursuing the case at all. 

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This is going to sound incredibly precious, but what really annoyed me about Wind River was that it had a fairly interesting set-up about the plight of present-day Native Americans, only for it to be discarded in favour of some white guy playing on God Mode.

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24 minutes ago, Superblast! said:

This is going to sound incredibly precious, but what really annoyed me about Wind River was that it had a fairly interesting set-up about the plight of present-day Native Americans, only for it to be discarded in favour of some white guy playing on God Mode.

 

And that’s how the wild west was won :(

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Yeah I didn't really dig Wind River personally

 

The whole flashback scene with Jon Bernthal was cheesy as hell before it all got nasty

 

 

I just felt the writing was not in the same leagues as Sicario or Hell and High Water.

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7 hours ago, Superblast! said:

This is going to sound incredibly precious, but what really annoyed me about Wind River was that it had a fairly interesting set-up about the plight of present-day Native Americans, only for it to be discarded in favour of some white guy playing on God Mode.

 

It's a fair criticism, but I think the film addresses that.

 

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Lambert is horribly broken. He's an outsider in a culture he's embraced, and I got the sense he was mainly tolerated because of his families history and because he knew when to shut the fuck up and as a result was an incredibly passive member of the community. He gets explicitly called out at one point for talking about "us" as though he's one of them. He's in a cultural no-mans land, and just spends his days alone hunting wolves and mountain lions.

 

 

Despite his whiteness, he wasn't able to save his daughter either. He's been abandoned by the very system that should empower him to solve everything because he shacked up with a Native American.

 

He's only able to save the FBI agent, out of everyone, and even then he only saves her life. She's broken by the end the story, having been out of her depth, under resourced and unable to do much at all other than follow the Res police around. Those guys were also pretty rubbish and the wonderful confrontation on the drilling site where security guards have more jurisdiction than the local law or Res police just sets out the absurdity of modern day law in those regions perfectly.

 

That the NAs in the story are so...ineffective...is central to the film. They have no power, they have no control. They've lost their land, their culture, their law and any protection from the outside world. They all know about the drug den down the road, but with (what?) 3 officers to cover the entire res, they've given up before they've even started. One of the most poignant lines in the film is near the end, when Lambert visits Hanson and he's sat out back.

 

"How do you know that's your death face?"

"I don't, there's nobody left to teach me"

 

That was just fucking heartbreaking.

 

It's definitely a film about Native Americans made by white people for white people, though. I'm not sure how we get away from that.

 

 

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Just watched Green Street for the first time on Netflix. I've avoided the whole football hooligan genre up until now, as it's never looked very appealing. It'll be my first and last time I dip into this frankly weird genre of films. Elijah Wood is hilariously miscast. And Hunnam sounds like a yank trying to do a British accent, even though he's British! An utter pile of shite, basically boner material for chavvy scumbags.

 

I recommend nobody watch it, ever!

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13 hours ago, Avuncular said:

Your spoiler hasn't worked.

 

Fuck. Drunk posting sorry!

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Wolf of Wall Street was added on July 10th, but I could've sworn it was already on there? So, it was added, then however many months later, it's removed. And then added again as "new". How many films does this happen with? Would be nice if there was a way to keep track of how many times something has been added and removed.

 

edit: same goes for Looper. Added on July 6th as "new", apparently. Pretty sure it's been on Netflix before.

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Yes, I watched Wolf of Wall St on Netflix ages ago. Last year, or the year before.

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On 14/07/2018 at 20:49, dumpster said:

Loving Staircase, so far I'm three episodes in, and can't believe they haven't noticed......

 

 

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I mean, look at the cuts and bruises on the dead body.  There's no way he's guilty, it's very clear and obvious that these injuries are caused by an owl - it's exactly like what owls do.
 

 

 

 

I'll keep watching, but it just seems so obvious that I can't believe they're pursuing the case at all. 

 

Wouldn't you expect a load of feathers / bits of twig?

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Anyone watched The Legacy of a Whitetail Deerhunter? I’ve really enjoyed it. I was never a fan of Eastbound and Down but loved this. McBride has a lot more depth than I first thought.

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One thing that is startling about The Staircase is the news shows discussing, speculating about and interpreting the evidence during the trial, and even just making stuff up too. What a completely fucked justice system that is. 

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On 15/07/2018 at 18:29, Monkeyboy said:

Wolf of Wall Street was added on July 10th, but I could've sworn it was already on there? So, it was added, then however many months later, it's removed. And then added again as "new". How many films does this happen with? Would be nice if there was a way to keep track of how many times something has been added and removed.

 

edit: same goes for Looper. Added on July 6th as "new", apparently. Pretty sure it's been on Netflix before.

 

On 16/07/2018 at 13:16, ZOK said:

Yes, I watched Wolf of Wall St on Netflix ages ago. Last year, or the year before.

 

Maybe it's because it's the R rated one? I'd never seen that cut before. Me and Mrs. Treb watched it last week, and we were surprised to see Margot Robbie in the nudd. 

 

Her in an academic way, me with a far more positive and excitable response. 

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Not sure if already mentioned.  But I am enjoying Final Space and i'm not a massive cartoon fan with the exception of Rick & Morty.  It does actually remind me a little of it, it's like R&M for the family.

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What’s best to watch - Hateful Eight or Wind River?

 

Hateful Eight is nearly 3 hours, I notice...

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1 minute ago, ZOK said:

What’s best to watch - Hateful Eight or Wind River?

 

Hateful Eight is nearly 3 hours, I notice...

 

Wind River. 

 

I found Hateful Eight too hateful and a bit tedious. 

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19 minutes ago, ZOK said:

What’s best to watch - Hateful Eight or Wind River?

 

Hateful Eight is nearly 3 hours, I notice...

 

I'd say Hateful Eight, Wind River is very predicatable.

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