All Quiet on the Western Front is absolutely amazing. I seem to remember that somewhere up thread, someone compared it unfavourably with 1917. Personally, I thought it was every bit as good, if not better. In many ways they're quite different films. All Quiet... seemed even bleaker if anything, but that might be how recently I've seen it. The battle scenes are harrowing and raw, and capture well the absolute futility of WW1 tactics. The scenes in between the fighting feel like a welcome respite but are suffused with a sense of the mens' boredom and anxiety about what they have to return to at home. Richly deserves Oscars, if they mean anything; watch it, if you have Netflix.Slightly off topic, but the novel is well worth reading too. I read it recently and was very impressed. Up there with Capote's In Cold Blood as a book that seems anachronistically modern.Also... it's really short - a good fit for this age!
Richly deserves Oscars, if they mean anything; watch it, if you have Netflix.
Quote from: TobyD on January 23, 2023, 10:04:13 amRichly deserves Oscars, if they mean anything; watch it, if you have Netflix.Did you post this before or after the nominations were released?https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-64386176Everything EAO will hopefully clean up. FWIW.I remember the book being great and a short read too. Up there with ..Ivan Denisovich as a quick read to make you appreciate your lot.
The Menu has to be a contender for the worst film I've ever endured. What utter garbage!
Pretty sure I've watched Coherence and pretty sure it is great... However, I can't remember much of the plot. It's the one with the comet passing over during the dinner party?
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