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Audience Reaction: ‘Still Life’

The audience gave the film ‘Still Life‘ a score of 89.47%

Here are the comments:

  • Excellent! The antidote to action movies… (and I’m not being sarcastic)
  • Loved this film, amazing detail, beautifully filmed and a wonderful story.
  • Unbelievably poignant. Extremely well acted + directed. Quite beautiful.
  • Waw!
  • Awesome film – very thought provoking.
  • Slow but very moving, The ending was a little contrived, but it was very affecting. It was a very powerful film.
  • Very moving poignant film – with wonderful humour – brilliantly acted and directed.
  • Fab film. Really drawn in to the story. Emotional. I did not expect the ending, but very poignant. Will watch again.
  • Artistically + cinematographically very ‘French’ so good to see UK can make sophisticated genre as well.
  • Never thought that such a job existed. It is touching that he cared, but what a lonely life.
  • Very touching beautifully crafted film.
  • Very poignant.
  • Quirky, moving, tragi-comedy with a European feel to the structure of the film….
  • A sad-sweet tale of a lonely man.

 

Audience Reaction – ‘Wild Tales’

The audience gave the film ‘Wild Tales‘ a score of 83.59%

Here are the comments:

  • Entertaining, felt like it could all really happen!
  • Very exuberant, fast moving and funny. I didn’t especially like the violence, but it was in keeping with the tone of the film. Excellent.
  • One of the best films I’ve seen so far. Love Dynamite Man and the passionate wedding.
  • Sums up my life!
  • Vengeance is sweet! An explosive film! Well made film.
  • A racy, pacey gallop through the jungle of human emotion – very enjoyable and funny!
  • Funny, smart, well made with salutary sub-text
  • Grotesquely amusing, very good.
  • Funniest thing I have seen in ages! Excellent!
  • Certainly wild! Really enjoyed.
  • Entertaining, often predictable twists. Suspend belief and have a laugh.

 

Audience Reaction ‘A Little Chaos’

The audience gave ‘A Little Chaos‘ a score of 66.41%

Comments:

Liked the music very much.
Delightful.
It reminded me of Peter Greenaway’s film ‘The Draughtsman’s Contract’. Well it wasn’t quite like that! Garden designs skulduggery, sex, love, jealousy – it was all there!
Good enough but not of the high standard I’ve come to expect from Pontardawe Film Club. Direction questionable.
It looked good but was very tedious. The characters felt anachronistic, and there were too many sub plots. It was unfocused and needed more humour.
What is it with Winslet and water?

Audience Reaction – “Testament of Youth”

The audience gave last night’s film, “Testament of Youth” a score of 82.45%

The comments were as follows:

Very moving film.
A very powerful film. Enjoyed.
Brilliant film. Shame lazy people left their rubbish on the floor. Hope they don’t belong to your club.
Very moving.
The slow pace of the film makes it even more powerful. Varying the strong emotions and feelings.
Cinematography is beautiful. Bit schmaltzy but moving. She’s ???????
Very slow but beautiful. Poignant. Thought there would be more of her life and all that she achieved.
Very atmospheric of a bygone age. Memories live on. The futility of war.
Good content but a bit long.
Disappointed with some of the imagery – a bit clichéd – and too slow – preferred the book!
From the time Vera’s fiancée went to war it was moving and gripping. The pre-war scenes were a little too slow and could have been shorter.

Audience Reaction – Whiplash

The audience gave last night’s film ‘Whiplash’ an amazing score of 89.06%

Here are the comments:

  • Drumming is not that interesting but I was transfixed. I loved it.
  • An extraordinary film that realistically depicts the relationship between the talented but cruel tutor and his student.
  • Fascinating. Loved the music. Interesting where boundry lies between pushing to achieve and being a bully.
  • Riveting from start to finish. Superb!
  • Very enjoyable
  • I wasn’t expecting much more than drumming, but the back story caught me up.
  • Another brilliant film. Questions raised, remained unanswered.
  • Music sublime.
  • Better than I had expected.
  • Dangerous obsession – loved the jazz.
  • There was I thinking music was to be enjoyed _ to be fun. I didn’t realise it had to be beaten into you by a maniac with a proverbial big stick.

Audience Reaction – Leviathan

The audience gave the film ‘Leviathan‘ a score of 75.83%

Here are the comments:

  • Might we see a Hollywood remake? The little guy wins in the end, the weather is fine throughout and the alcohol produced benefits from some serious product placement.
  • The first 2 or 3 minutes set the tne for the whole film: moving from outside to an interior, we see a bedroom; specifically 2 bedside lamps. They are versions of Brancusi’s ‘Endless Column’, itself a wonderful metaphor for home, connecting the earth (us) with heaven (God). However they are only visible in the dark, only exist when the electricity is switched on. And the power supply is controlled by the state apparatus in which includes the church.
  • Brilliant film. Shame first half had drums playing in background. No more films on Monday.
  • Magnificent. What film making is all about.
  • First Russian film I have seen plot of corruption. We need a people’s revolution. Russia brought up on vodka it seems. Enjoyable film.
  • Bleak. The landscape was as desolate as the story.
  • Brilliant acting. Great to see a film from a different culture, not steeped in modern Western values.
  • Disappointing. Was Dimitri corrupted too? Must have been. Wonderful scenery.
  • Well acted and interesting story, but a bit too heavy going to be enjoyable.

Audience reaction – ’71

Responses as follows for our screening of ’71 last night

10 very good
15 excellent

Which produces a score of 90%

Comments as follows:

  • Beautifully observed.  Terrific performances, very close up and in your face, particularly impressed by the sound track and its contribution to the drama.
  • Brutal, shocking. The antithesis of the sanitised sentimental telling of the seventies. Very bleak, but very well made.
  • Powerful and dramatic, but not exactly life affirming.
  • Very powerful film, almost too painful to watch.
  • Wonderful to see the humanity that prevails in the most testing of environments.
  • I wanted the film to end and put me out of my agony.  The confusion multiplied the agony.
  • Having served three tours of duty in Northern Ireland myself I found the film to be very depictive of the reality and era. Very very good and realistic.
  • War and corruption. Gripping but harrowing.
  • Compelling depiction of a dreadful situation.
  • In ’71 I was 20. Was it really like this? I fear so, I don’t know so.
  • Impossible. Puts a different light for me on the peace process.
  • A horrible wonderful film that all should see.
  • Very powerful but don’t know if good film.
  • Hard hitting. An unpleasant reminder of the troubles.