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Ooh, this was canny ruddy good!
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I've only started watching it recently, I'm on the third season, but I recommend it. It's very easy to get sucked in. Also, that cast is everywhere afterwards.Alex79uk wrote: ↑September 4th, 2019, 5:10 pmHas anyone on here watched The Wire? I'm assuming so. We're struggling for a series we both want to watch after finishing GoT. My suggestions, American Gods, The Boys, Mad Men and Castle Rock all got shot down.
We tried Manifest, but it was the worst 'OMG ALL THESE PEOPLE VANISHED THEN REAPPEARED FIVE YEARS LATER. WITH POWERS!!!!!' type shit I've ever seen. Seriously, that premise has become its own genre by now, surely!?
Thinking of The Wire. We both enjoy good British crime drama, I'm just worried my partner doesn't concentrate enough when we watch TV to get anything out of it!
"Stand by for mind control!!"ThirdMan wrote: ↑September 15th, 2019, 3:55 am
This seems to be a British fantasy classic but for some reason I'm only getting to it now! It's Terry Gilliam which means it's wildly imaginative with physical special effects that have aged brilliantly. There's also a strong whiff of Python about it (not least in the presence of Cleese and Palin). The Criterion extras include a short piece on the production design which illustrates just how hands-on Gilliam was right through the entire process.
Casino is one that I still haven't watched. Goodfellas is one my favorites, but I've heard Casino retreads a lot of ground from that film.ThirdMan wrote: ↑September 16th, 2019, 5:59 pmI think it's one of Scorsese's very best. If you get the chance read Roger Ebert's coverage of it, particularly his back and forth with Scorsese himself. Ebert was a huge champion of Scorsese right from the very beginning but he couldn't bring himself to appreciate The King of Comedy. It's a good example of a critic and a director openly discussing the perceived failures of a film.duskvstweak wrote: ↑September 16th, 2019, 4:10 pmSince The King of Comedy is being talked about quite a bit these days, mainly due to Joker using it for inspiration, I finally watched it for the first time. I like Scorsese quite a bit but there's still a few films of his I need to watch...
King of Comedy is quite funny, though Robert De Niro's character just made incredibly sad.
I think the ending is interesting in that our view of it might have changed since the early eighties. I wonder if people watching it then ever figured on it being rather tame compared to the present day.
Incidentally, I tried to watch Casino again recently and I couldn't even finish it. It felt like too much hard work. A collection of set pieces. I used to adore that film, maybe even more than Goodfellas at one point. I cannot think of another example of my opinion of a film changing quite so drastically.
You could say the same about the wofl (hah, waffle, leaving that in) of wallstreet, I suppose. It's been years since I saw casino, I can remember enjoying it but it being a bit slow at times.
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