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    Went to see Birdman at the DoY's this afternoon. Very good turnout for this,the cinema was 85% full it seemed.

    My overall impression was that the film is a masterpiece although I find it hard to actually categorise why. All the actors have their chance to shine but Keaton shines through as the ex " Birdman" superhero actor, Riggan Thomson, who is on a desperate quest 20 years later for respect and adoration as a serious performer and director.

    It's part comedy,part drama,part tragedy,part surreal but a must see.

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      Went to see Birdman at the DoY's this afternoon. Very good turnout for this,the cinema was 85% full it seemed.

      My overall impression was that the film is a masterpiece although I find it hard to actually categorise why. All the actors have their chance to shine but Keaton shines through as the ex " Birdman" superhero actor, Riggan Thomson, who is on a desperate quest 20 years later for respect and adoration as a serious performer and director.

      It's part comedy,part drama,part tragedy,part surreal but a must see.

      8.8
      How does the marking work on this ?
      8.8 for a masterpiece.
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      Paddington (went on a school trip) - 6.7

      The start was briliiant, but the rest was a bit of a let down. There were bags of options other than the heroic path they chose. Disappointing.
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      How does the marking work on this ?
      8.8 for a masterpiece.
      9.0 + for a Masterpiece. It came close though. maybe I should have downsized my original statement to " close to a masterpiece"
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      I had run 17 miles from Grayshades before the school leopard caught me.....

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      Paddington (went on a school trip) - 6.7

      The start was briliiant, but the rest was a bit of a let down. There were bags of options other than the heroic path they chose. Disappointing.
      I agree, after a good start it became very formulaic with an unlikely evil nemesis and a contrived rescue plot. Pity.
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      9.0 + for a Masterpiece. It came close though. maybe I should have downsized my original statement to " close to a masterpiece"
      Ok , but be careful I,m watching from now on.
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      Went to see Birdman at the DoY's this afternoon. Very good turnout for this,the cinema was 85% full it seemed.

      My overall impression was that the film is a masterpiece although I find it hard to actually categorise why. All the actors have their chance to shine but Keaton shines through as the ex " Birdman" superhero actor, Riggan Thomson, who is on a desperate quest 20 years later for respect and adoration as a serious performer and director.

      It's part comedy,part drama,part tragedy,part surreal but a must see.

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      Like the sound of this and hope to see it this week. I read that there are a lot of long single takes that are impressive but distracting - was this the case?
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      Battle of the 5 Armies (yes ok it was Dec but saw it NYD)
      probably the best of the "new" Hobbit movies. Im taking them as movies in their own right as opposed to looking to close to source material. 8/10. Probably second to The Two Towers.

      Street Fighter Assasins Fist. This is a great martial arts movie this is NOT the JCVD rubbish. Proper bona fide martial arts movie that happens to use Ken and Ryu from the games. 8.5/10.
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      Like the sound of this and hope to see it this week. I read that there are a lot of long single takes that are impressive but distracting - was this the case?
      Yes but they are not distracting, you do have to concentrate though and there are lots of walk through scenes as the camera follows one of the leads through the theatre backstage.
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      Paddington (went on a school trip) - 6.7

      The start was briliiant, but the rest was a bit of a let down. There were bags of options other than the heroic path they chose. Disappointing.
      I ran across them filming when walking btw a couple of work sites in London. It was their last day of shooting and the crew i met were really fun, chatting lots. Small clip in the film.

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