Ah they were not church goers but that's like 2 miles away. I got loads of relatives on the island still, my great Aunt Edith died a few months ago sadly. She lived in a farm house called Merioggan
I have always wondered if the following is true
Just watched Glass Onion and it was a lot of fun. Hollywood masturbation at its best. Before these Knives Out films, I didn’t have Daniel Craig pegged as a comedic actor, but he does well in these.
Plus a couple good indulgent cameos. Would recommend.
That is mad the new number 1. I watched that film a few years ago when I was in Madrid and thought it was brilliant, I think i wrote about it on here. It inspired us to make chicken escalopes cos there's a scene of her making them from start to finish.https://www.bfi.org.uk/sight-and-sound/greatest-films-all-time
Thankfully not the same old results as usual. Not quite as diff as id have liked though.
Lately, I've taken to flicking through David Thomson's Dictionary of Biographical Film and Have You Seen This? while doing my business on the bog and he's a staunch Kubrick naysayer, the only Kubrick he has any time for is The Shining, which he considers a masterpiece. (Not sure about Eyes Wide Shut, which predates the editions of those books I own.)
I went to see 2001 at the BFI about five years ago, stoned out of my mind, and I'm not sure how I feel about it on the whole. Clearly there's a lot of unquestionably brilliant bits in it but I remember finding it (even on a big screen, even in that inebriated state) quite slow and boring, too.
There's something about Kubrick as a director/person that precludes becoming emotionally invested in any of the human action that's going on. Everything is viewed through the eyes of an ironically detached, misanthropic alien. That's part of their brilliance, too, ofc — The Shining doesn't 'work' as a drama about a family falling apart, it works as a weird sort of black comedy/aesthetic hall of crazy mirrors. No wonder Stephen King hated it.
I saw See How They Run in theaters, and while I didn't dislike it, I did find it a bit flat. I'm an admirer of both Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan, but somehow it didn't all work out. Rockwell's character was unusually straight and somewhat boring.The other day we randomly started watching a film called See How They Run... we had no idea at all what it was gonna be, we picked it purely cos Liza likes Adrien Brody, but after about five minutes it seemed to be developing into a comedic pastiche of Agatha Christie - or if you like, a blatant copy of Knives Out. Anyhow, we got interrupted after about five more minutes (or more precisely the xanax and camomile tea kicked in and we couldn't concentrate) but I'm thinking that Glass Onion/See How They Run would make a decent double-header.
Looking at the trailer it appears to be considerably more silly than Knives Out but I do like the look of the sets and I would like to finish it now we've started I suppose.
Having watched the trailer I kinda got the feeling that it was a rip-off of Knives Out, or at least an attempt to cash-in on the vibe itt had created. And I also got the impression that - great looking sets notwithstanding - it was a much cruder version with far broader and more obvious comedy.I saw See How They Run in theaters, and while I didn't dislike it, I did find it a bit flat. I'm an admirer of both Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan, but somehow it didn't all work out. Rockwell's character was unusually straight and somewhat boring.
There were some funny scenes though, and I like Brody too.