What film did you watch last night?

A Night to Remember. 8/10

An older film, 1950s. Monochromatic with a few familiar faces. It is also quite dated obviously but I enjoyed the blatancy of the dialogue and the model work was pretty good too. You could see they mixed real ship footage in with the models but its done pretty well given its age. I really enjoyed it even though it was slightly inaccurate about the sinking itself. The ship going down in one piece. A number of witnesses said it broke up but one of the officers said it went down in one piece so that was what was widely thought at the time and only disproved when discovered by Ballard. I would recommend watching it, I didn't think I would be able to get through a 60 year old film in black and white but I was highly entertained for the whole 2 hours.
 
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Half of Red Notice :) I've been putting this off as i'm fed up of Ryan Reynolds atm - same wise cracks/character in EVERY one of his movies.

But enjoying this so far, this Ryan Reynolds is on par with his Deadpool character and the set pieces/locations are stunning.

Will finish the rest today :)
 
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Nightmare Alley (2021) - 6/10

A good and classic story which is well told but overall it lacks mystery and is a bit slow.

It balances the realism and mysticism of the show well, including the darker sides, and humanizes the cast of characters.

Cooper is a charismatic lead and puts on a good performance throughout.

The setting is superb with plenty of authentic looking carnival scenes and visuals from the period, but the injury detail is far too unnecessarily detailed and detracts from the scenes.
 
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Anna and the apocalypse. A zombie musical :)

Zombies were a bit crap, but was a bit of fun and some good songs - won't be watching again.
 
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Equilibrium- 8/10
In a dystopian future, people lead lives devoid of joy, enforced by state oppression and regular injections. But Bale questions his reality and rebels against the norm and regains his personal freedom and in doing so discovers a world of beauty and that there’s more to life than just living.

More relevant today than it was on release
 
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Mass - 8/10

In the aftermath of a violent tragedy, two couples from either side of the event arrange a cathartic meeting to air their pain.

Holy ****, this film is like the 12 angry men of grief. Set in one room with 4 people this is an incredible emotional drama with a tour de force of acting.

Having a connection with their grief made this very difficult film nearly unbearable at times and I sobbed uncontrollably at one point. Brilliant film, but I was glad when it ended as I was exhausted.
 
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