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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Churchill It deserves a big audience but alas, today, I was the only person in the auditorium.
    I'm trying to think what you could have done in there that you couldn't with other people present. You could have moved to a different seat every 30 seconds. Or shouted at the characters: "go on, kiss him" or similar. Or watched the whole thing just wearing your undies. Or stood really near the front for the IMAX experience.
    No longer "resting"

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    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    I'm trying to think what you could have done in there that you couldn't with other people present. You could have moved to a different seat every 30 seconds. Or shouted at the characters: "go on, kiss him" or similar. Or watched the whole thing just wearing your undies. Or stood really near the front for the IMAX experience.
    Hill Reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quosh View Post
    Hill Reps.
    Churchill reps

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    Quote Originally Posted by harv View Post
    Churchill reps
    Oh yes!
    Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Churchill is a worthy film: a tour de force for Brian Cox, well supported by performances of quality and not too long (98 min) for the material.

    I saw it today in Pictureville (now Picture House) in Bradford; one of the best equipped cinemas in the world, in cool, air conditioned and isolated splendour.

    It deserves a big audience but alas, today, I was the only person in the auditorium.
    Poor reviews in some papers for this one Graham. Were they unjustified? Mark out of ten please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CL View Post
    Poor reviews in some papers for this one Graham. Were they unjustified? Mark out of ten please?
    "Brian Cox dazzles in a scalpel-sharp, timely lesson in political leadership"

    Daily Telegraph

    "(Churchill)... emerges as a more ambiguous and human figure than we are used to seeing"

    "...brilliantly posed by Churchill's opening scenes"

    Sight & Sound

    I don't know what newspapers you read CL but Churchill is a good 7-8 /10 film.

    Not as good as Elle or Jackie or A Sense of an Ending but better than T2 or The Founder or A Quiet Passion.

    Not a film I would want to own like those of Godard, Chabrol, Truffaut, Melville, Becker and even Peckinpah on a good day: but Churchill is a film that makes you think about the human condition, leadership, flawed heroes, the futility of human existence and life!

    And all for the price of a ticket and 98 min 14 sec of your time!
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 21-06-2017 at 01:18 PM.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    ... but Churchill is a film that makes you think about the human condition, leadership, flawed heroes, the futility of human existence and life!

    And all for the price of a ticket and 98 min 14 sec of your time!
    I find half an hour on the forum ticks most of those boxes for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveT View Post
    I find half an hour on the forum ticks most of those boxes for me.
    Ah yes...and humour and irony.
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Baby Driver (Edgar Wright)

    Too many films from the USA nowadays are based on comic book scripts but when a movie has the breathtaking brilliance and bravura of Baby Driver, it's worth holding on tight for the ride. Is Kevin Spacey in it for the money? Hardly. He just knew it would be a damn fine Woo hoo! of a movie.

    Sight & Sound describes it as "joy giving" and any reviewer (Henry K Miller) who name checks a 1932 Rouben Mamoulian film can clearly tell a Mazda from this Maserati of a movie. Vroom vroom.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 03-07-2017 at 07:12 PM.
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