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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1590 on: May 08, 2018, 23:56:25 PM »
Kajaki - docu-drama about a group of paras in Aftghanistan. Some of the most tense sequences I've seen in a film for a long time.
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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1591 on: May 09, 2018, 08:53:00 AM »
Lise Ducet's 2 part BBC documentary on the war in Syria.

Heartbreaking stuff, but added lots of clarity to the early causes of the conflict. Second part missed off the involvement of the Kurds, which I thought was a mistake, but overall well worth tracking down.
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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1592 on: May 09, 2018, 11:32:24 AM »
Lise Ducet's 2 part BBC documentary on the war in Syria.

Heartbreaking stuff, but added lots of clarity to the early causes of the conflict. Second part missed off the involvement of the Kurds, which I thought was a mistake, but overall well worth tracking down.


Thanks, sounds interesting, I'll add it to the (overlong) list..


I've been taking in a lot of popular commentators on Youtube recently that possibly are slightly to the right of me, yet express some pretty devastating and astute critiques of the regressive left on contemporary issues such as identity politics, freedom of expression, true liberalism, culture wars etc etc: such as Pat Condell, Paul Joseph Watson, Sargon of Akkad...I'm getting the feeling that the mainstream media is getting increasingly unfit for purpose and guys like these - essentially semi-professionals - are taking up the slack.
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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1593 on: May 12, 2018, 11:05:06 AM »
Moonlight

Bit...slow.  Came second at 2017’s Oscars. ;)


EDIT: I've been reflecting on this film as it's somehow lodged in my conciousness since I watched it; it's a very "poetic" film, which takes on difficult issues of identity, upbringing and personhood and whispers quite insightful and profound things about them in your ear.  I need to see it again at some point.
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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1594 on: May 20, 2018, 16:23:53 PM »
Blade Runner 2049

Had high hopes for this.  Deserved winner of this year’s Cinematography Oscar.  Disappointing overall, though; overlong, overwrought and suffers from “Nolan-itis”, where interesting and profound themes are ultimately wasted in favour of contrivance (as in Interstellar).

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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1595 on: May 26, 2018, 00:28:33 AM »
It: Chapter One

It’s...okay.
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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1596 on: May 30, 2018, 16:49:55 PM »
Bosch. On Amazon Prime.

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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1597 on: May 30, 2018, 17:33:57 PM »
Blade Runner 2049

Had high hopes for this.  Deserved winner of this year’s Cinematography Oscar.  Disappointing overall, though; overlong, overwrought and suffers from “Nolan-itis”, where interesting and profound themes are ultimately wasted in favour of contrivance (as in Interstellar).
Indeed.
Get some Altered Carbon.

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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1598 on: May 30, 2018, 23:55:57 PM »
Watching 2 amazing shows at the moment.


Sky Atlantic's Patrick Melrose with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Upper Class addict who was abused as a child. Lavish sets (Sky have really pushed the boat out with this one) , great casting and Cumberbatch is quite simply a brilliant actor. Worth seeing for his depiction of being under the influence of various substances alone.


A Very British Scandal on BBC is well worth a watch too. Wssn't expecting as much humour !



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« Reply #1599 on: May 31, 2018, 20:49:43 PM »
I've been watching the earliest Callan episodes that still survive, the pilot (A Magnum for Schneider) and the stories from the first series that have survived (most are lost or wiped which is a great shame).

Like night and day compared to modern TV drama, with low budget studio sets, simple photography and very few outdoor scenes. Plus it was filmed on 405 line videotape in black & white, not the sort of thing you'd use to show off a posh telly.

But it goes to show that you don't need the lavish sets and cinematic production values to produce brilliant telly. Clever scripts, mostly well acted. The guy who plays Callan's boss is a bit wooden, but Woodward, Anthony Valentine and (especially) Russell Hunter are brilliant.

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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1600 on: June 04, 2018, 10:30:23 AM »









A Ghost Story.


Requires a bit of patience - there's a lot of long, slow, static takes - but for me it was ultimately rewarded.  Sticks in the mind.
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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1601 on: June 04, 2018, 14:24:47 PM »
Ambulance
"Fly on the wall" BBC documentary series. Fantastic stuff and a real eye opener
Jeremy Hunt should be made to watch this on repeat
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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1602 on: June 04, 2018, 15:48:28 PM »
Ambulance
"Fly on the wall" BBC documentary series. Fantastic stuff and a real eye opener
Jeremy Hunt should be made to watch this on repeat


I saw the one with the RTA that resulted in multiple deaths. Incredibly traumatic stuff and then having dealt with that the emergency staff get up and go back to their jobs the next day. Amazing people
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Re: What's in/on Your DVD/VCR/PVR etc #17
« Reply #1603 on: June 04, 2018, 16:18:09 PM »
Ambulance
"Fly on the wall" BBC documentary series. Fantastic stuff and a real eye opener
Jeremy Hunt should be made to watch this on repeat
I'm sure he'd be proud, and he has every right to be. Watched the last one myself, quite extraordinary. I felt for the ambulance crews who were clearly traumatised by the multiple fatalities but the thought that came to mind was - imagine what it must be like to be a medic in a war, and have to deal with it for days or weeks at a time.

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« Reply #1604 on: June 04, 2018, 21:48:37 PM »

I saw the one with the RTA that resulted in multiple deaths. Incredibly traumatic stuff and then having dealt with that the emergency staff get up and go back to their jobs the next day. Amazing people
Its worth cheking some of the previous episodes....the drain placed on the service by failing social care, queues at A&E departments etc is truely shocking.
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