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    Saw Early Man today, a film I wasn't intending to see until I heard Mark Kermode's glowing review of it. Pleased I did...found it an easy going, good natured and very amusing watch.

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      REALLY looking forward to watching this presently, with the lovely Ruth WIlson (Luther) and some wonderful sounds from PJ Harvey.

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      REALLY looking forward to watching this presently, with the lovely Ruth WIlson (Luther) and some wonderful sounds from PJ Harvey.

      As unlikely as it sounds, I'm sure I saw Ruth Wilson in Morrisons, Kemptown once. She's quite distinctive, striking looks
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      Second view of three billboards today. Upgraded to 93 out of 100 and the best film of 2018 so far. It is sublimely brilliant from start to finish with a powerhouse ending. One of the best films of the last 10 years
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      So far

      Three Billboards 93
      Darkest Hour 91
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      Whilst some of you relished in viewing another Izquierdo beauty, i was in the local cinema, in a mini-theatre of around 20 seats. I’d feared it was like another tiny screen I’d been to in which there weren’t seats but zigzagging recliners, which had a gangly elderly chap fall asleep next to me, his gargantuan legs slowly moving toward me, whilst the horror we watched unfolded upon screen. Luckily this wasn’t the case. The film was Phantom Thread, which I found to be a slightly annoying title, but it was a good flick.
      When watching it I briefly thought of a comedian on the box a few months ago saying about how men age and become these increasingly impatient and curmudgeonly creatures who few should long remorse, and of myself being this mildly bitter pastiche of my former sweeter self. The film itself is not really of that, but Daniel Day Lewis gives quite a farewell performance to acting. I’ve not always been a fan of the extremes he seems to play, but this acrid and insular perfectionist was a fascinating and subtle character-watch, told with elements of occasional humour too.

      Vicky Krieps, who plays Alma, a younger capture who will not break his pledge for bachelordom, gives an amazing performance too, at least in one part seeming as if lost in a moment and no longer acting. It was a dark emotional romance that was revealed, and one you grubbily view whilst being embedded in this stiff and closed off to those temporarily invited in. The music by Johnny Greenwood was mostly excellent, in and out of 50s melodramatic romance. Lesley Manville was excellent too as Day Lewis’s sister.
      Overall, I thought it a rather good film. The best of the Oscar films I’ve seen thus far though, by some way.
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      For an alternative view on Phantom Thread - nothing happens. 2 hours of nice imagery, an acting masterclass from Daniel Day-Lewis and less story than Nick Park's Early Man. Drifts along very slowly and then finishes. No conclusion, no real story told, just a look at this man's life and odd romance with a woman who, luckily, grew to be a masterful seamstress out of nowhere.
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      Just back from watching The Darkest Hour. 10/10
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      For an alternative view on Phantom Thread - nothing happens. 2 hours of nice imagery, an acting masterclass from Daniel Day-Lewis and less story than Nick Park's Early Man. Drifts along very slowly and then finishes. No conclusion, no real story told, just a look at this man's life and odd romance with a woman who, luckily, grew to be a masterful seamstress out of nowhere.
      I agree. Saw it today and Daniel Day-Lewis was excellent as you would expect it is a very odd tale of two misfits with demons, basically he is a narcissist and her a sociapath, he a perfectlonist with ocd her compliant and then does a reversal role, who in the end fit together in their ways. He ends up needy and she ends up the dominant one. It for me is the weakest oscar contender by some way, behind, three billboards, darkest hour and the post. I would give it 81 out of 10 for the acting mainly
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