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What film have you just watched?

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Dark Waters.....based on the legal battle by a US lawyer over 2 decades taking on DuPont over the teflon poisoning scandal that rocked the world a few years ago. Mark Ruffalo takes the lead & its bloody good. Only about 2 mins of courtroom stuff - the rest is the very interesting twists & turns getting there. DuPont = murdering twats basically. Worth a watch. Currently free if you have Prime.
Just done this. Captions at the end were a bit frightening - the stuff is in every living thing on the planet now, presumably forever, including 99% of us. I assume that modern Tefal is safe because our erstwhile government, either off it's own bat or at the behest of Brussels, would have banned non-stick when the case broke into the news otherwise? Either way, when I get my new kitchen in in the new year I shall treat myself to those granite non-stick pans. I've got one already and it's epic.
 

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Just done this. Captions at the end were a bit frightening - the stuff is in every living thing on the planet now, presumably forever, including 99% of us. I assume that modern Tefal is safe because our erstwhile government, either off it's own bat or at the behest of Brussels, would have banned non-stick when the case broke into the news otherwise? Either way, when I get my new kitchen in in the new year I shall treat myself to those granite non-stick pans. I've got one already and it's epic.

I’ll just stick to my Teflon
 

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Moody black and white art house flick “The Lighthouse“ with Willem Defoe and Robert Pattison.

Late 19th century, two lighthouse keepers get stranded by a storm. They run out of food, but not booze and lose the plot.

What follows is an hour and 45 mins of hallucinations, masturbation, mermaid *******, fighting, homoerotic subtext and weird 19th century sailor accents.

A very strange, but not entirely unenjoyable film. Utterly stunning cinematography and strong performances by both actors, but not a lot of storyline.
 
@Alec_Lomas @lokiuk @Murphy_Slaw

" The Death of Stalin " DVD received today .... another ARRSE inspired purchase ... I shall be watching and doubtless thoroughly enjoying it tonight ... with a glass or two .

ETA .... Well now watched ... for the first time ... and this excellent film will require viewing again several times to capture all the moments of black comedy ... a classic example to me of " Truth being stranger than fiction or even black comedy " ... my favourite character portrayal and associated choice of actor is that of Zhukov ... and what an entrance . I know Zhukov was a very successful Russian General but not a favourite of Stalin who saw him as a threat and after WW2 was thus side lined by him ... I believe the dramatic appearance of Zhukov on a " White Charger " to inspect this massive and impressive 1945 Moscow Victory Parade although planned may not have helped their relationship ... at ~3:20 .... and just listen to that " Russian Roar " ...

 
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Captured (1959) - IWM

Only caught a little of it but it's available on the IWM site, link below or on DVD.

Object description​

Film showing the Communist treatment of prisoners of war and how their methods of interrogation and attempts at political indoctrination can be resisted. The film is dramatised, but based on the experiences of members of the Commonwealth contingent of the United Nations Forces who were captured during the fighting in Korea.

Trailer:


Film can be watched on Imperial war Museum site in seven parts:

CAPTURED [Main Title]

In his book, "Soldier Against The Odds", Donald "Lofty" Large wrote about his experience of a Korean prison camp.
 
Captured (1959) - IWM

Only caught a little of it but it's available on the IWM site, link below or on DVD.

Object description​

Film showing the Communist treatment of prisoners of war and how their methods of interrogation and attempts at political indoctrination can be resisted. The film is dramatised, but based on the experiences of members of the Commonwealth contingent of the United Nations Forces who were captured during the fighting in Korea.

Trailer:


Film can be watched on Imperial war Museum site in seven parts:

CAPTURED [Main Title]

In his book, "Soldier Against The Odds", Donald "Lofty" Large wrote about his experience of a Korean prison camp.

This was one of the films shown to those attending the Joint Services Combat Survival Course in the 1970's.
 
Midway with Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson and Woody Harrelson.
Good John Wayne, gung ho, America **** yeah type movie.
Entertaining and, as far as I know, reasonably accurate historically.
Squeezes a lot of history into two hours from Pearl Harbour, the Doolittle raid, Coral Sea, and the battle of Midway itself.
Far better than the abortion that was Pearl Harbour with Ben Affleck (then what isn’t).
On Amazon Prime.
Note: Not to be confused with another movie called The Battle Of Midway.
Very accurate portrayal.

Midway (2019) / Shown Their Work - TV Tropes
 
Just watching IAM MOTHER on Netflix. So far it’s a slow burn but you just know it’s building to something (well I saw the preview). No spoilers but It’s very well done though


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Agreed .... and some good films in general .... and earlier .... currently watching " SS San Demetrio London " set during WW2 ... in fact made during WW2 ... based on fact and what happened to the vessel when it was in a Convoy attacked by the Admiral Scheer .

Apparently a new "audio movie" whatever that might be is to be made relating the story of San Demetrio

 
Apparently a new "audio movie" whatever that might be is to be made relating the story of San Demetrio


On the WW2 MN theme you may find the linky below and the film within of interest ... MN Seamen were hard ... they had to be ... but could show compassion as they did to the two young girls after their Ship had been torpedoed and they ended up in an open boat in the Atlantic Ocean ... bit of a harrowing saga ...

 
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The Military Wives Choir. I knew what to expect more or less but a good film nonetheless.

Like the stand off between the RSM's wife and the CO's - quite lifeline.

The one bit that jarred was the Welfare Officer, LE, presumably former RSM, saluted the Brigadier left handed!!!! :)
 
The Military Wives Choir. I knew what to expect more or less but a good film nonetheless.

Like the stand off between the RSM's wife and the CO's - quite lifeline.

The one bit that jarred was the Welfare Officer, LE, presumably former RSM, saluted the Brigadier left handed!!!! :)
You clearly didn't make RSM. Those that know, know ;)
 

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You clearly didn't make RSM. Those that know, know ;)
Really? Please educate me!

True dit. A QM of my acquaintance (I say that as in Yes Sir, etc). When families were being evacuated from an island in the Med, prior to evac they were put into quarters within the SBA. The QMs wife, who had a quarter in the SBA went round to the places the wives of her husband's soldiers, QM staff, had been allocated and where they were in officer quarters took them out of there and in to her own home saying "you are not staying with these toffee nosed bastards". The QM was a former, highly respected and liked RSM (as far as Razzmen are likeable!). His wife did not like 'officer wives' and continued to socialise in the WO & Sgts' Mess when possible!
 

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We Joined The Navy. We Joined the Navy (1962) - IMDb
Made in 1962, so not a terribly recent film, this is an adaptation of the book of the same name by John Winton. It's not a bad version, but differs in a few ways, however, the casting of Kenneth More as Lt. Cdr. Robert Bollinger Badger -The Artful Bodger - was inspired. There are a plethora of faces in the film that recieve little or no credit but will be very well known to those of us of a certain age.
Quite a good film and gently amusing.
 
We Joined The Navy. We Joined the Navy (1962) - IMDb
Made in 1962, so not a terribly recent film, this is an adaptation of the book of the same name by John Winton. It's not a bad version, but differs in a few ways, however, the casting of Kenneth More as Lt. Cdr. Robert Bollinger Badger -The Artful Bodger - was inspired. There are a plethora of faces in the film that recieve little or no credit but will be very well known to those of us of a certain age.
Quite a good film and gently amusing.


As I recall, the book's RN training ship - an elderly cruiser - became a US Navy cruiser in the film. Probably done with an eye to the film's potential American market.
 

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I don't know if this has been posted before, but I think it's worth watching. It's a fascinating description of a Marine's service in Vietnam by a down to earth farm boy from Illinois. His descriptive terms are hilarious and sad at the same time.
 

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